COMMENTARY Commentary: Anterior Reduction and Fusion of Cervical Facet Dislocations he authors provide an interesting analysis dislocations, which is well established in the 1-3 John K. Yue, BA of anterior-only reduction and fusion for literature. Sanjay S. Dhall, MD T patients with subaxial cervical spine facet dislocations, and claim that in 92 of 96 adults Disclosure Department of Neurological Surgery, that the anterior approach is safe to achieve University of California, San Francisco, The authors have no personal, financial, or institutional cervical alignment. San Francisco, California interest in any of the drugs, materials, or devices described in The authors certainly deserve congratulations this article. Correspondence: for such a large study. However, the reader is Sanjay S. Dhall, MD, subject to a caveat emptor prior to applying Department of Neurological Surgery, REFERENCES the findings of this study to their spine trauma University of California, San Francisco, practice. 1. Gelb DE, Aarabi B, Dhall SS, et al. Treatment of subaxial 505 Parnassus Avenue, Room M779, cervical spine injuries. Neurosurgery. 2013;72(Suppl 2):187- San Francisco, CA 94143-0112. Specifically, this study had a 34% loss to E-mail: email@example.com follow-up. This means that up to 33 of the 2. Aarabi B, Walters BC, Dhall SS, et al. Subaxial cervical spine 92 patients in this study may have failed the injury classification systems. Neurosurgery. 2013;72(Suppl Received, March 12, 2018. 2):170-186. anterior-only approach. With that in mind, Accepted, April 21, 2018. 3. Sribnick EA, Hoh DJ, Dhall SS. Traumatic high-grade this would cast doubt on the conclusion that cervical dislocation: treatment strategies and outcomes. World Copyright C 2018 by the anterior-only fixation is safe in cervical facet Neurosurg. 2014;82(6):1374-1379. Congress of Neurological Surgeons NEUROSURGERY VOLUME 0 | NUMBER 0 | 2018 | 1 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/neuros/nyy177/4992747 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 07 June 2018
Neurosurgery – Oxford University Press
Published: May 4, 2018
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