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Bilateral Open Laminoplasty Using the Spinous Process as Bone Blocks

  • Ikuo Aita
  • Takeshi Yabuki
  • Yasuyoshi Wadano
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Abstract

Laminoplasty consists of enlargement of the spinal canal and reconstruction of the lamina. There are two basic methods for enlargement of the spinal canal. One involves splitting the center of the lamina and opening thelaminabilaterally, the so-called French door approach [1], The other method, known as Hirabayashi’s open door [2], involves cutting the lateral side of the lamina and then opening the lamina to the other side.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Spinal Canal Spinous Process Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Bone Block 
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© Springer Japan 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Aita
    • 1
  • Takeshi Yabuki
    • 2
  • Yasuyoshi Wadano
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Institute of Clinical MedicineUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Yabuki Orthopaedic ClinicMoriya, IbarakiJapan
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsCenter for Medical Sciences, Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health ScienceInashiki-gun, IbarakiJapan

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