Autologous versus allogenic bone grafts in instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a prospective study with respect to bone union pattern

Petr Suchomel, Pavel Barsa, Pavel Buchvald, Adam Svobodnik, Eva Vanickova

DOI: 10.1007/s00586-003-0667-z

Klíčová slova: Adult, Aged, Bone Transplantation, Cervical Vertebrae, Diskectomy, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Smoking, Spinal Fusion, Transplantation, Autologous, Transplantation, Homologous, Wound Healing

Anotace: BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective semi-randomised comparative study was to compare fusion rates, course of fusion, and occurrence of collapse and subsidence of autologous and allogenic bone grafts in instrumented anterior cervical fusion. The number of fused levels and the smoking status were investigated as potential factors influencing the bone-healing process. No similar prospective study on instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was found in the literature. BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective semi-randomised comparative study was to compare fusion rates, course of fusion, and occurrence of collapse and subsidence of autologous and allogenic bone grafts in instrumented anterior cervical fusion. The number of fused levels and the smoking status were investigated as potential factors influencing the bone-healing process. No similar prospective study on instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was found in the literature. BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective semi-randomised comparative study was to compare fusion rates, course of fusion, and occurrence of collapse and subsidence of autologous and allogenic bone grafts in instrumented anterior cervical fusion. The number of fused levels and the smoking status were investigated as potential factors influencing the bone-healing process. No similar prospective study on instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was found in the literature. BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective semi-randomised comparative study was to compare fusion rates, course of fusion, and occurrence of collapse and subsidence of autologous and allogenic bone grafts in instrumented anterior cervical fusion. The number of fused levels and the smoking status were investigated as potential factors influencing the bone-healing process. No similar prospective study on instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was found in the literature.

Citace: SUCHOMEL, Petr, Pavel BARSA, Pavel BUCHVALD, Adam SVOBODNIK a Eva VANICKOVA. Autologous versus allogenic bone grafts in instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a prospective study with respect to bone union pattern: a prospective study with respect to bone union pattern. European spine journal: official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society. 2004, 13(6), 510-515. DOI: 10.1007/s00586-003-0667-z. ISSN 09406719.