Retrospective Study
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World J Clin Cases. Jan 6, 2020; 8(1): 38-45
Published online Jan 6, 2020. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v8.i1.38
Application of a modified surgical position in anterior approach for total cervical artificial disc replacement
Wen-Xiu Hou, Hao-Xuan Zhang, Xia Wang, Hai-Ling Yang, Xiao-Rong Luan
Wen-Xiu Hou, Xia Wang, Xiao-Rong Luan, Third Ward of Orthopedics Department, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China
Hao-Xuan Zhang, Department of Spine Surgery, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Shandong First Medical University, Jinan 250014, Shandong Province, China
Hai-Ling Yang, Department of Nursing, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Hou WX, Luan XR, and Zhang HX designed the research; Wang X and Yang HL performed the research; Hou WX and Luan XR wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Qilu Hospital, Shandong University.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article are reported.
Data sharing statement: All the data in the current research are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Rong Luan, MNurs, PhD, Chief Nurse, Third Ward of Orthopedics Department, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, China. yuwu0305@126.com
Received: August 20, 2019
Peer-review started: August 20, 2019
First decision: September 9, 2019
Revised: October 15, 2019
Accepted: October 30, 2019
Article in press: October 30, 2019
Published online: January 6, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: This article was designed to investigate the clinical outcomes of the use of a modified surgical position versus the traditional surgical position in anterior approach for total cervical artificial disc replacement (TDR). The clinical outcomes indicated that total operation time and intraoperative blood loss were relatively lower in the modified position group than in the traditional position group, thus reducing the risks of surgery while increasing the position setting time. The modified surgical position is a safe and effective method to be used in anterior approach for TDR surgery.