Surgical treatment of osteophytes and calcified discs of the cervical spine.

P. M. Klara, Kevin Foley

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Abstract

There are many options available for the surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy and cervical spondylotic myelopathy, with advantages and disadvantages to each. We have presented our approach to this clinical syndrome and the surgical techniques we prefer for each of its variants. Good, objective scientific data based on randomized, prospective clinical studies comparing the various surgical alternatives are lacking. The information that exists does not clearly favor any one single approach or operative option. It is critical to remember that each surgeon's experience and skill with a given technique have a profound impact on outcome. Contemporary spine surgeons should be well-versed in multiple operative techniques and should choose an appropriate approach for each individual patient based on that patient's clinical presentation and higher unique anatomy and pathologic condition, modified by the surgeon's personal experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Osteophyte
Spine
Radiculopathy
Spinal Cord Diseases
Midazolam
Anatomy
Therapeutics
Prospective Studies
Surgeons

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Surgical treatment of osteophytes and calcified discs of the cervical spine. / Klara, P. M.; Foley, Kevin.

In: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.1993, p. 53-60.

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