Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 5th, 2009
"Plates limit motion between the graft and the vertebra in anterior cervical fusion. Still, the use of cervical collars after instrumented anterior cervical fusion is widely practiced. Patients enrolled in an FDA-regulated, multicenter trial in 32 centers treated with single-level decompression and arthrodesis using allograft and an anterior cervical plate were included in the analysis. Patients were divided into Braced and...
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