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Full-endoscopic posterior foraminotomy surgical procedure for cervical disc herniations.

Full-endoscopic posterior foraminotomy surgical procedure for cervical disc herniations.

Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2018 Jan 09;:

Authors: Komp M, Oezdemir S, Hahn P, Ruetten S

Summary
OBJECTIVE: Surgical procedure for cervical disc herniation with full-endoscopic posterior entry.
INDICATIONS: Cervical disc herniation and neuroforaminal pathology with radicular signs.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Neck ache alone, cervical myelopathy or pathologies with central nervous system signs, instabilities requiring correction/instabilities.
SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Introduction of a surgical tube to the side joint on the stage to be operated on. Resection of bony and ligamentous components of the cervical spinal canal underneath endoscopic steering. Visualisation of the disc herniation and decompression of the neural constructions.
POSTOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT: Rapid mobilisation, particular rehabilitative physiotherapy relying on pre-existing neurological deficits.
RESULTS: A complete of 87 sufferers underwent full-endoscopic posterior surgical procedure and had been adopted over a interval of two years. Important enchancment was noticed. No critical issues occurred. In all, 5 sufferers underwent revision within the follow-up interval. Of the sufferers, 93% would bear the process once more.

PMID: 29318337 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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