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Clinical Study

Comparison of Two Reconstructive Techniques in the Surgical Management of Four-Level Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Table 2

Clinical parameters and radiological outcomes.

ACDF group ()SCF group () value

JOA score
 Preoperative8.5 ± 1.38.4 ± 1.20.697
 End of the follow-up12.7 ± 1.13.9 ± 1.0.965
 Increase (%) 49.9 ± 15.364.1 ± 16.50.690
NDI score
 Preoperative35.2 ± 3.334.0 ± 3.70.652
 End of the follow-up14.8 ± 4.13.3 ± 3.0.524
Cobb’s angle of C3–7 (°)
 Preoperative8.5 ± 4.98.1 ± 5.50.510
 End of the follow-up21.7 ± 6.15.8 ± 4.0.02
Cobb’s angle of C2–7 (°)
 Preoperative10.7 ± 5.99.1 ± 5.90.988
 End of the follow-up24.7 ± 6.18.1 ± 4.0.02

Values shown are means ± SD. ACDF: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion; SCF: “skip” corpectomy and fusion. JOA: Japanese Orthopaedic Association; NDI: neck disability index. ; relative to values before surgery.

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