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Cervical Spine Deformity-Part 3: Posterior Techniques, Clinical Outcome, and Complications.

TitleCervical Spine Deformity-Part 3: Posterior Techniques, Clinical Outcome, and Complications.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTan LA, K Riew D, Traynelis VC
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume81
Issue6
Pagination893-898
Date Published2017 Dec 01
ISSN1524-4040
KeywordsCervical Vertebrae, Female, Humans, Male, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spinal Curvatures, Spinal Fusion, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

The goals of cervical deformity surgery include deformity correction, restoration of horizontal gaze, decompression of neural elements, spinal stabilization with a biomechanically sound construct, and meticulous arthrodesis technique to prevent pseudoarthrosis and minimizing surgical complications. Many different surgical options exist, but selecting the correct approach that ensures the optimal clinical outcome can be challenging and often controversial. In this last part of the cervical deformity review series, various posterior deformity correction techniques are discussed in detail, along with an overview of surgical outcome and postoperative complications.

DOI10.1093/neuros/nyx477
Alternate JournalNeurosurgery
PubMed ID29096033