Tubercular spondylitis: Anterior debridement with instrumentation is safe and effective
Evaluation of Role of Anterior Debridement and Decompression of Spinal Cord and Instrumentation in Treatment of Tubercular SpondylitisAsian Spine J. 2012 Sep;6(3):183-93. doi: 10.4184/asj.2012.6.3.183. Epub 2012 Aug 21
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32 patients with tuberculous spondylitis were randomized to receive anterior debridement and spinal cord decompression with anterior instrumentation or with no implant. Over 3 years, there was significantly greater improvement in local kyphosis in the instrumented group than in the no implant group. The instrumented group also demonstrated significantly less late loss of correction than the no imp...
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