Failure of posterior cervical fusions using cadaveric bone graft in children

C. L. Stabler, F. J. Eismont, M. D. Brown

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Seven children underwent posterior cervical fusion with cadaveric bone graft and wiring for instability secondary to trauma or a congenital anomaly. None of the operations resulted in solid bone union. One patient was found to have a fibrous union which was stable on flexion-extension roentgenograms. In five patients who had a symptomatic pseudarthrosis, a second operative procedure was performed using autogenous iliac-bone graft. Bone union was subsequently observed in the four who were available for follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-375
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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