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Randomised controlled trial
Cervical arthroplasty compares favourably to ACDF at half-decade follow-up
  1. Rick Sasso
  1. Indiana Spine Group, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Rick Sasso, Indiana Spine Group, Indianapolis, IN, 46032, USA; rsasso{at}

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Cervical radiculopathy or mild myelopathy due to a focal retrodiscal disc herniation or osteophyte is traditionally surgically treated with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Cervical arthroplasty may improve functional outcomes and decrease complications and additional surgical procedures. Short-term …

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