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Posterior surgery for cervical myelopathy: indications, techniques, and outcomes

This article details the controversies associated with the different treatment strategies in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. The natural history, incidence, pathophysiology, physical examination, and imaging findings are discussed followed by the indications, techniques, and outcomes of patients treated with posterior cervical decompression via decompressive laminectomy, laminectomy and instrumented fusion, and laminoplasty

Keywords : Adult,Aged,Cervical Vertebrae,Combined Modality Therapy,Decompression,Decompression,Surgical,diagnosis,diagnostic imaging,Female,Follow-Up Studies,history,Humans,Incidence,Laminectomy,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Male,methods,Middle Aged,Pain Measurement,pathology,Patient Positioning,Patient Selection,Patients,Physical Examination,Risk Assessment,Severity of Illness Index,Spinal Cord Diseases,Spinal Fusion,Spondylosis,surgery,Tomography,X-Ray Computed,Treatment Outcome,Universities,Utah,, Surgery,Cervical,Myelopathy,Indications, leg pain after epidural

Date of Publication : 2012 Jan

Authors : Lawrence BD;Brodke DS;

Organisation : Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA. brandon.lawrence@hsc.utah.edu

Journal of Publication : Orthop Clin North Am

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22082627

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