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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 398396, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/398396
Clinical Study

PEEK Cages versus PMMA Spacers in Anterior Cervical Discectomy: Comparison of Fusion, Subsidence, Sagittal Alignment, and Clinical Outcome with a Minimum 1-Year Follow-Up

Department of Neurosurgery, Freiburg University Medical Center, 79106 Freiburg, Germany

Received 18 May 2014; Accepted 16 June 2014; Published 2 July 2014

Academic Editor: Stavros G. Memtsoudis

Copyright © 2014 Jan-Helge Klingler et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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