Cervical Disc ArthroplastyThe London Spine Unit : most advanced sugical centre on Harley Street UKPublished article The coronal and transverse tropism seemed to be correlated with decreased flexion-extension ROM after CDA using Prestige LP.Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UKThe London Spine Unit is a specialist clinic for Cervical Disc Arthoplasty as Day Surgery.
Objectives: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) was designed to replace the degenerated disc with the prosthesis to preserve cervical motion. The commonly used artificial discs are designed symmetric, whereas the facet joints were reported to be asymmetric in many people. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of facet tropism on the cervical range of motion (ROM) after single-level CDA using Prestige LP.
Methods: A total of 90 patients who underwent single-level CDA using Prestige LP from 2012 to 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. Radiographs were taken at each time point to measure the C2-C7 ROM and the ROM at the surgical segment. The pre-operation CT scans were utilized to reconstruct and calculate the angular direction of facet joints with respect to transverse, coronal, and sagittal reference planes. Facet tropism above 7° was defined as facet joint asymmetry.
Results: No significant difference was found in flexion-extension C2-C7 ROM or ROM at the surgical segment between patients with symmetric and asymmetric fact joints regarding the sagittal plane. Patients with coronal asymmetric facet joints had lower flexion-extension ROM at the surgical level. Patients with transverse asymmetric facet joints had both lower flexion-extension C2-C7 ROM and ROM at the surgical level. After CDA surgery, patients obtained good clinical outcomes including increased Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) and decreased Neck Disability Index (NDI) as well as Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
The coronal and transverse tropism seemed to be correlated with decreased flexion-extension ROM after CDA using Prestige LP.
Keywords: cervical disc arthroplasty; facet tropism; range of motion.
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