Modifications to the transverse caspar cervical retractor blades optimized for a single-level anterior cervical discectomy

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Abstract

A modification of the transverse Caspar cervical soft-tissue retractor blades for their use in a single-level anterior cervical discectomy is presented. These modified retractor blades are similarly inserted into the elevated anterior mesial portion of the longus colli muscles. However, they allow a smaller skin incision, less soft-tissue dissection, and do not require use of the superior and inferior smooth retractor blades, while providing the same surgical vision and operative ability in the disc space as does the four-bladed Caspar retractor system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders
Volume6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1993

Keywords

  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Caspar spinal instrumentation
  • Discectomy
  • Instrument modification
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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