Cervical arthroplasty: 5-year follow-up

Abstract

Research objective: analysis of the early and long-term outcomes of cervical intervertebral disc prosthetics, assessment of the amount of movement and of the regression of radicular symptoms within 5 years.

Materials and methods. Thirty patients (19 women and 11 men, average age 35.8 years) were operated on for a single-level degenerative lesion of the intervertebral disk. The amount of movement was assessed based on functional X-ray data. Regression of radicular pain symptoms was assessed using visual analogue scale (VAS).

Results. Good and excellent results were obtained. In the long-term period (60 months), local cervical pain syndrome ranged from 0 to 3 VAS points, with initial estimation at 6–8 points. Radicular pain was estimated at 0–2 VAS points, initially 5–8 points.

Conclusion. Arthroplasty is a highly effective method for the treatment of degenerative lesions of cervical intervertebral discs. The technique can definitely compete with rigid stabilization systems and proves its efficacy in treatment of the disease of the adjacent segment.

About the authors

Artyom O. Guscha

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Author for correspondence.
Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Maxim D. Dreval

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

David V. Petrosyan

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Sergey O. Arestov

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Alexey A. Kascheyev

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Andrey V. Vershinin

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Yekaterina N. Poltorako

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

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