Surgery of the Cervical Spine

  • Henry Vernon Crock


The surgical management of lesions of the cervical spine is now dominated by the operation of anterior interbody fusion. This procedure was introduced for use in the neck in 1955 by Robinson and Smith. Their technique was modified when Cloward introduced special instruments for dowel grafting in 1958.


Cervical Spine Vertebral Body Vertebral Artery Interbody Fusion Cervical Disc 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Vernon Crock
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  1. 1.The Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolHammersmith Hospital and The Cromwell HospitalLondonUK

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