Laminectomy Versus Open-door Laminoplasty for Cervical Spondylotic Radiculomyelopathy and OPLL
Laminectomy has been performed in cervical spondylotic radiculomyelopathy and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), but wide laminectomies could result in laminectomy membrane formation and spinal deformity several years after the operation. Since 1978, the authors have used a simple open-door laminoplasty method (Fig. 1). Retrospective study was done to determine if there was any difference in the results of laminectomy or laminoplasty.
KeywordsCervical Spine Spinal Canal Spinal Deformity Percentage Improvement Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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