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Cervical Spine Deformity-Part 2: Management Algorithm and Anterior Techniques.

TitleCervical Spine Deformity-Part 2: Management Algorithm and Anterior Techniques.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTan LA, K Riew D, Traynelis VC
Date Published2017 Oct 01
KeywordsAlgorithms, Disease Management, Diskectomy, Female, Humans, Kyphosis, Male, Osteotomy, Preoperative Care, Spinal Diseases, Spinal Fusion, Treatment Outcome

A sound operative plan based on solid understanding of the pathology and biomechanics is the most important part of cervical deformity correction. 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 often controversial. In Part 2 of this three-part review series, we discuss the pre-operative planning, management algorithm, and anterior surgical techniques for cervical deformity correction.

Alternate JournalNeurosurgery
PubMed ID28934448