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Zechmeister, I. and Winkler, R. (2010): Artificial disc replacement. Decision Support Document 38.

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Abstract

Symptomatic problems in the cervical and lumbar spine that are related to degenerative processes of discs and do not respond to conservative treatment are increasingly treated by artifical disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. Current evidence demonstrates that in terms of patient relevant outcomes total disc replacement is not superior to fusion. After both interventions, many patients still face problems. As many trials are ongoing, re-evaluation at a later date will be required.

Item Type:Decision Support Document
Keywords:artificial disc, cervical spine, lumbar spine, artificial disc replacement, back pain
Subjects:WB Practice of medicine > WB 300-962 Therapeutics
WO Surgery > WO 500-517 Operative surgical procedures. Techniques
WE Musculoskeletal system > WE 720-755 Back
WE Musculoskeletal system > WE 168-190 Orthopedics
Language:German
Series Name:Decision Support Document 38
Deposited on:14 Jul 2010 17:54
Last Modified:14 Jul 2010 17:54

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