Cervical disk arthroplasty with implant may be preferable to anterior discectomy and fusion

Takeaway

  • Over a 7-year period, cervical disk arthroplasty (CDA) is as effective as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for myelopathy and may have a lower risk of serious adverse events (AEs).

Why this matters

  • Long-term outcomes of CDA for patients with myelopathy have not previously been reported.