|Title||Cervical Spine Deformity-Part 3: Posterior Techniques, Clinical Outcome, and Complications.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Tan LA, K Riew D, Traynelis VC|
|Date Published||2017 Dec 01|
|Keywords||Cervical Vertebrae, Female, Humans, Male, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spinal Curvatures, Spinal Fusion, Treatment Outcome|
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.