Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3100
ROCHE EGUES, HILDA ELENA; ALVAREZ CAMBRAS, RODRIGO; LOPEZ ALVAREZ, ARTURO y MARRERO RIVERON, LUIS OSCAR. Surgical treatment of cervical soft disk herniation by anterior approach (intersomatic arthrodesis). Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 1998, vol.12, n.1-2, pp. 18-23. ISSN 1561-3100.
It was conducted a retrospective study of the patients with cervical soft disc herniation surgically treated at the "Frank País" International Scientific Orthopedic Center, from January, 1985, to December, 1994, using the intersomatic arthrodesis technique by anterior approach and the autologous graft of the iliac crest by the Robinson-Smith´s procedure. The most frequent levels of affection were observed in the C5-C6 and C6-C7 spaces. The best results were attained in patients aged 30-39, and the poor ones among those between 40 and 59 years old. All the males had satisfactory results with this technique, whereas half of the females had poor results. Those results evaluated as poor were found in patients with a presurgical evolution time from 4 to 6 years.
Palabras llave : INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT [surgery]; ARTHRODESIS [methods].