Pain from anterior iliac crest bone harvesting does not affect quality of life
Pain from donor site after anterior cervical fusion with bone graft: a prospective randomized study with 12 months of follow-upEur Spine J. 2013 Jan;22(1):142-7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2456-z. Epub 2012 Aug 14
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107 patients with cervical radiculopathy were randomised to undergo anterior cervical fusion either with bone graft (BG) from the iliac crest or with no bone graft (NBG), to assess the pain from the donor site (DS) and whether it affected the patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Following evaluations over a 12 month period, results indicated that the pain from the bone graft harvestin...
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