Loss of Curve, DDD, And Surgery

Published February 17, 2016

Here is a study where the authors did fusion surgery and compared fusion with lordosis or without and compared degeneration at follow up. Many articles I discuss at Professionally Integrated discuss how a loss of the curve can do many bad things, one being increased DDD. What I find interesting about this paper is getting these patients BEFORE becoming asymptomatic, work on the cervical curve, and PREVENT deterioration and surgery.

Here is what the authors stated. Remember to copy these findings for your notes to further explain your care and discuss with your patients.

"There was a trend toward . . .

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