Cervical Disc ArthroplastyThe London Spine Unit : the highest rated spine hospital in UKPublished articleCONCLUSIONS: The rate of reoperation for one- and two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at follow-up was found to be lower than those previously published in the literature quoted for CDA. Arthrodesis continues to demonstrate improvements in patient-reported outcomes.Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UKThe London Spine Unit is a specialist clinic for Cervical Disc Arthoplasty as Day Surgery.
Materials and methods: A retrospective chart review was performed on 116 consecutive one- and two-level primary ACDF for adult degenerative disease with structural allograft and anterior plating in one surgeon’s practice. Patient-reported visual analog score (VAS), Oswestry disability index (ODI) and radiographs, collected prospectively on all operative patients preoperatively and postoperatively at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years were reviewed. Patient demographics and reoperation rates were obtained from the chart.
Results: One hundred and four patients were identified with a final reoperation rate of 2.9% at a mean final follow-up 2 years (95% CI 17.2-29.0). No reoperations occurred within 90 days. After 1 year, three patients required reoperation. The mean patient-reported outcomes improved (VAS, 6.6 preoperatively to 3.0 at final follow-up and ODI, 24.3 preoperatively to 12.3 at final follow-up). These improvements were statistically significant (p < 0.01). No significant patient risk factors for reoperation were found.
Conclusions: The rate of reoperation for one- and two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at follow-up was found to be lower than those previously published in the literature quoted for CDA. Arthrodesis continues to demonstrate improvements in patient-reported outcomes.
Keywords: ACDF; Anterior cervical discectomy fusion; Outcome; Reoperation.
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