By Todd J. Albert, Joon Yung Lee, Moe R. Lim
Provides a centred and succinct evaluate of surgical cervical backbone instances, representing mid to high-level complexity, with most well liked administration equipment, together with a intent of execs and cons of other tools. a short, transparent, and functional method of prognosis and surgical administration of cervical difficulties of the backbone. The diagnosis-based layout proceeds logically to the categorical and newest equipment of treatment. Read more...
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During surgery, the patient is positioned supine on the operating room table. A hip bump (for iliac crest graft) and a scapula roll 3 Multilevel Cervical Spondylosis: Anterior Approach are placed under the patient. Electrodes are placed on the scalp, neck, and extremities to monitor cortical evoked potentials. The head is held in place using the Mayfield headrest (Integra, Plainsboro, NJ). Cervical traction (15 lb) is applied using Gardner-Wells tongs. It is important to pull down the shoulders with tape to elongate the neck.
Surgical treatment for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine. J Spinal Disord 1995;8:145-150 20. Epstein N. Anterior approaches to cervical spondylosis and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: review of operative technique and assessment of 65 multilevel circumferential procedures. Surg Neurol 2001 ;55:313-324 2 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Posterior Cervical Approach Nancy E. Epstein and Joseph A Epstein ■ Case Presentation A 61-year-old, obese (260 lb), and emphysematous male presented with 6 weeks of an increasing severe spastic myeloradicular syndrome (Nurick grade 4).