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Cervical Spine Deformity-Part 1: Biomechanics, Radiographic Parameters, and Classification.

TitleCervical Spine Deformity-Part 1: Biomechanics, Radiographic Parameters, and Classification.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTan LA, K Riew D, Traynelis VC
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume81
Issue2
Pagination197-203
Date Published2017 Aug 01
ISSN1524-4040
KeywordsCervical Vertebrae, Humans, Radiculopathy, Spinal Cord Diseases, Spinal Diseases
Abstract

Cervical spine deformities can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life by causing pain, myelopathy, radiculopathy, sensorimotor deficits, as well as inability to maintain horizontal gaze in severe cases. Many different surgical options exist for operative management of cervical spine deformities. However, selecting the correct approach that ensures the optimal clinical outcome can be challenging and is often controversial. We aim to provide an overview of cervical spine deformity in a 3-part series covering topics including the biomechanics, radiographic parameters, classification, treatment algorithms, surgical techniques, clinical outcome, and complication avoidance with a review of pertinent literature.

DOI10.1093/neuros/nyx249
Alternate JournalNeurosurgery
PubMed ID28838143