Lower incidence of dysphagia with cervical arthroplasty compared with ACDF in a prospective randomized clinical trial.

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Lower incidence of dysphagia with cervical arthroplasty compared with ACDF in a prospective randomized clinical trial.

J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Feb;23(1):1-8

Authors: McAfee PC, Cappuccino A, Cunningham BW, Devine JG, Phillips FM, Regan JJ, Albert TJ, Ahrens JE

The current study of 251 consecutive 1-level anterior cervical reconstructions was undertaken to compare the incidence of dysphagia between cervical disk replacement and conventional anterior cervical fusion and instrumentation.

PMID: 20051917 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]