The view that a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis should not be operated on as long as the disease process is active and activity is high has undoubtedly slowed progress in rheumatoid orthopaedics. It is only in the last decade that this view has been refuted, above all by the good results after surgery in rheumatoid arthritis.
KeywordsRheumatoid Arthritis Cervical Spine General Requirement Ligamentum Flavum Surgical Problem
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