Distractive flexion injuries of the subaxial cervical spine treated with anterior plate alone

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Title:
Distractive flexion injuries of the subaxial cervical spine treated with anterior plate alone
Authors:
Henriques, Thomas; Olerud, Claes; Bergman, Antonina; Jónsson, Halldór
Citation:
J Spinal Disord Tech 2004, 17(1):1-7
Issue Date:
2004
Abstract:
The clinical and radiographic effect of anterior plate fixation alone was evaluated in 36 consecutive patients with distractive flexion (DF) injuries in the lower cervical spine. Mean follow-up time was 15 months. The aim of the present study was to determine whether anterior plate fixation alone provides sufficient stability when treating DF injuries in the cervical spine. Solid union was seen in 6 of 6 patients with stage 1 injury and in 15 of 17 patients with stage 2 injury. In the patients with stage 3 injury, 7 of 13 of the anterior fixations failed. These failures occurred mainly among the patients with severe neurologic injuries. We believe these findings substantiate the use of anterior plate alone for DF injuries at stage 1 and 2 but disqualify anterior plate fixation alone for DF injuries at stage 3, with neurologic injury present.
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dc.contributor.authorHenriques, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorOlerud, Claes-
dc.contributor.authorBergman, Antonina-
dc.contributor.authorJónsson, Halldór-
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-19T13:23:51Z-
dc.date.available2006-07-19T13:23:51Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationJ Spinal Disord Tech 2004, 17(1):1-7en
dc.identifier.issn1536-0652-
dc.identifier.pmid14734968-
dc.identifier.otherORT12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/3501-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Link fielden
dc.description.abstractThe clinical and radiographic effect of anterior plate fixation alone was evaluated in 36 consecutive patients with distractive flexion (DF) injuries in the lower cervical spine. Mean follow-up time was 15 months. The aim of the present study was to determine whether anterior plate fixation alone provides sufficient stability when treating DF injuries in the cervical spine. Solid union was seen in 6 of 6 patients with stage 1 injury and in 15 of 17 patients with stage 2 injury. In the patients with stage 3 injury, 7 of 13 of the anterior fixations failed. These failures occurred mainly among the patients with severe neurologic injuries. We believe these findings substantiate the use of anterior plate alone for DF injuries at stage 1 and 2 but disqualify anterior plate fixation alone for DF injuries at stage 3, with neurologic injury present.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00024720-200402000-00002&LSLINK=80&D=ovften
dc.subjectAdolescenten
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectBone Platesen
dc.subjectCervical Vertebraeen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectInternal Fixatorsen
dc.subjectLaryngeal Nervesen
dc.subjectMagnetic Resonance Imagingen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectMiddle Ageden
dc.subjectNeurosurgical Proceduresen
dc.subjectPostoperative Complicationsen
dc.subjectSpinal Cord Injuriesen
dc.subjectSpinal Fusionen
dc.subjectSpinal Injuriesen
dc.subjectTractionen
dc.subjectTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleDistractive flexion injuries of the subaxial cervical spine treated with anterior plate aloneen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of spinal disorders & techniquesen
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