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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
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume81
Issue4
Pagination561-567
Date Published2017 Oct 01
ISSN1524-4040
KeywordsAlgorithms, Disease Management, Diskectomy, Female, Humans, Kyphosis, Male, Osteotomy, Preoperative Care, Spinal Diseases, Spinal Fusion, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1093/neuros/nyx388
Alternate JournalNeurosurgery
PubMed ID28934448