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Cervical Laminoplasty

  • Marc Najjar
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Abstract

The patient is intubated and placed in the prone position on a four-point supporting frame. May field’s pin holder is safe and useful for maintaining cervical alignment in slight extension. In cases of a second operation, the neutral position is better than the extension position so that an airtome can be used instead of a T-saw for splitting of the spinous process. Cervical alignment should be recon fi rmed by x-ray before making the skin incision.

Keywords

Spinal Canal Biceps Brachii Cervical Myelopathy Cervical Spondylosis Spinal Canal Stenosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Najjar
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  1. 1.Division of Orthopedics, Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

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