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OPLL pp 165-172 | Cite as

Anterior Approach (Anterior Floating Method) and Its Surgical Results for Cervical Myelopathy Caused by Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

  • Isakichi Yamaura
  • Yoshiro Kurosa
  • Tadasi Matuoka
  • Sigeo Sindo
  • Ken-ichi Sinomiya

Abstract

As ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) of the cervical spine forces the anterior wall of the vertebral canal posteriorly to compress the spinal cord, thus causing myelopathy, simple decompression by posterior laminectomy does not always produce the expected improvement.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Cervical Myelopathy Japanese Orthopaedic Association Posterior Decompression 
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© Springer Japan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isakichi Yamaura
    • 1
  • Yoshiro Kurosa
    • 1
  • Tadasi Matuoka
    • 1
  • Sigeo Sindo
    • 1
  • Ken-ichi Sinomiya
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopedic DepartmentKudanzaka HospitalTokyo, 102Japan

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