Cervical arthroplasty superior to ACDF for single-level cervical disc disease
A meta-analysis of cervical arthroplasty compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for single-level cervical disc diseaseJ Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jul;20(7):970-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.03.046. Epub 2013 Jan 30
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8 studies were selected to compare the safety and efficacy of anterior cervical arthroplasty and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in treatment of single-level cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. Based on the pooled results, cervical arthroplasty indicated better visual analog scale (VAS) scores, overall success rates, neurological success rates, and fewer incidences of reoperation...
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