Disc height loss after anterior cervical microdiscectomy with titanium intervertebral cage fusion


Tureyen K.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.145, no.7, pp.565-570, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 145 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-003-0050-1
  • Journal Name: ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-570
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background. The use of a graft in cervical inter-vertebral disc repair is still a controversial procedure. The aim of the treatment is to restore the physiological disc height and to achieve fusion. This study was performed to determine the rate of narrowing of the cervical intervertebral disc after using a titanium cervical intervertebral cage (BAK-C; Sulzer Spine Tech, Minneapolis, MN).