Graft inserter for anterior cervical fusion

Patrick W. Hitchon*, Rajinder Kumar, Stephanus Viljoen, Nader S. Dahdaleh

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The authors have developed a simple instrument for graft insertion in anterior cervical fusion. This device obviates the need for screw distraction of the adjacent vertebrae or the use of an impactor for insertion. This device simplifies graft insertion where the disc space is narrow, particularly in multilevel fusions, and reduces the risk of over-penetration of the graft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1984-1988
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Anterior cervical fusion
  • Graft insertion
  • Spine instrumentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Surgery


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