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Posterior Cervical Positioning

  • Joseph Rabe
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Abstract

Surgical positioning for patients undergoing various posterior cervical spinal surgeries is a complicated set up that is both vital to a successful surgery and to prevent complications. This positioning involves a comprehensive evaluation by the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and neuromonitoring teams throughout the perioperative and postoperative periods. This chapter provides a step-by-step guide and pictures for room setup, patient positioning, and potential complications with ways to prevent and treat if they do occur.

Keywords

Cervical Posterior Surgery Positioning Setup Complications Mayfield Equipment Evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Rabe
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsMedStar Georgetown University HospitalWashington, DCUSA

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