|Title||Cervical Spine Deformity-Part 1: Biomechanics, Radiographic Parameters, and Classification.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Tan LA, K Riew D, Traynelis VC|
|Date Published||2017 Aug 01|
|Keywords||Cervical Vertebrae, Humans, Radiculopathy, Spinal Cord Diseases, Spinal Diseases|
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.