Biomechanical effects on the intermediate segment of noncontiguous hybrid surgery with cervical disc arthroplasty and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a finite element analysis.


Department of Orthopedic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guo Xue Rd, Chengdu 610041, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Surgery for cervical degenerative disc disorder (CDDD) at two noncontiguous segments is infrequent. Few studies have explored the biomechanical effects on the intermediate adjacent segment of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) in this situation. No study has examined biomechanical differences between ACDF and hybrid surgery (HS) constructs for noncontiguous CDDD. Differences in the biomechanical changes between the intermediate and adjacent segments are unknown.


Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion,Biomechanics,Finite element analysis,Hybrid surgery,Intermediate segment,Noncontiguous cervical degenerative disc disease,

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