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Functional Results of Anterior Interbody Fusion in Injuries to the Lower Cervical Spine

  • H. Mestdagh
  • R. Debroucker
  • J. Letendart
  • J. P. Delcour
  • H. Reyford

Abstract

In the last 40 years numerous authors have emphasized upon the importance of early surgical stabilization for unstable traumatic lesions of the subaxial cervical spine, but literature remains scanty as far as the biomechanics of a surgically blocked cervical spine is concerned [1, 6]. In a previous study, one of us developed an X-ray technique to measure the global and segmental mobility of the lower cervical spine in healthy adults [2, 4, 5]. The same method was applied to patients who had a cervical spine arthrodesis. It allowed us to assess the remnant range of motion of the head and neck after operation and to appraise accurately the behavior of the different intervertebral levels above and below the operation site.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Compensatory Motion Lateral Flexion Sagittal Diameter Lower Cervical Spine 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mestdagh
    • 1
  • R. Debroucker
    • 1
  • J. Letendart
    • 1
  • J. P. Delcour
    • 1
  • H. Reyford
    • 1
  1. 1.LilleFrance

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