Primary Autologous Bone Transplantation in the Treatment of Cervical Spondylitis
Although as recently as 1962 Max Lange warned against the operative removal of spondylitic foci of the cervical spine , this approach is today a routine procedure. The aims of the operation are the removal of diseased tissue resulting from the inflammatory processes, the procurement of suitable biopsy specimens with the advantage of being able to differentiate the spondylitis histologically, bacteriological analysis of smears, and the implant-free establishment of primary stability by an autologous bone transplant.
KeywordsTuberculosis Immobilization Pseudomonas Osteomyelitis Spondylitis
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