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Posterior ‘Motion Preserving’ Procedures (Frykholm)

  • Florian RingelEmail author
  • Angelika Gutenberg
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Abstract

Cervical radiculopathy from degenerative disease is a common problem with an incidence of 0.83–1.79 per 1000 person years. It can be caused by a cervical disc herniation, bony foraminal stenosis or spinal canal stenosis. Upon failure of conservative therapy or a significant motor deficit surgical treatment is indicated. A posterior cervical foraminotomy is one surgical option for the treatment of selected patients with lateral cervical disc herniations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversitätsmedizin Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg Universität MainzMainzGermany

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