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Safety and Effectiveness of the Flexible Cervical Implant: Preliminary Short-Term Clinical Results.

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dc.contributor.author Alvarez, Carlos E.
dc.contributor.author Saal-Zapata, Giancarlo
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez-Varela, Rodolfo
dc.contributor.author Ginocchio, Francesca
dc.contributor.author Pacussich, Claudio
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-01T21:18:26Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-01T21:18:26Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/11276
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the safety and effectiveness of the Flexible Cervical Implant in 1- or 2-level cervical segments. METHODS: Retrospective data collection was carried out on consecutive patients who underwent the implantation of the Flexible Cervical Implant in a local private health institution. Demographics, clinical pictures, magnetic resonance images, x-ray images, technical considerations, and postoperative clinical results were reviewed. RESULTS: Twelve patients were treated with 15 implants. The mean age was 57.5 years (range 28-81), and 6 patients were males. The most common level was C5/C6 (7 cases). Radicular pain was the main symptom in all patients. Short-term postoperative clinical outcomes showed improvement in the visual analog scale (VAS) and the Neck Disability Index (NDI). The median VAS score for radicular pain improved from 6 to 2 (P < 0.001), whereas the median NDI showed a significant improvement from 25 to 5 (P < 0.001). No implant-related complications were reported. The mean follow-up was 7.3 months. CONCLUSIONS: The newly developed Flexible Cervical Implant was safe and effective in terms of morbidity and improvement in clinical outcomes. This new cervical artificial disk is promising, and further long-term clinical and radiologic follow-up is needed to determine its benefits en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Neurosurgery
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Cervical arthroplasty en_US
dc.subject Cervical degenerative disk disease en_US
dc.subject Cervical disk replacement en_US
dc.title Safety and Effectiveness of the Flexible Cervical Implant: Preliminary Short-Term Clinical Results. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.10.122
dc.relation.issn 1878-8769

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