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Cervical Kyphosis

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- Treatment:
      - anterior corpectomy and strut-grafting;
             - preferred technique;
             - lateral borders of the vertebral body must  be preserved;
             - for two disc levels, iliac-crest strut graft is adequate;
             - for more than two levels, fibular strut graft is superior;
             - for defects longer than seven cm, vascularized fibular strut graft may be advantageous;
      - kyphosis w/ spondylosis (posterior compression)
             - combined anterior and posterior decompression are indicated;
             - anterior corpectomy w/ fibular strut-grafting are recommended;
             - to decompress the cord adequately, trough should be at least 16 mm;
      - posterior decompression;
             - mentioned only to be condemned;
             - posterior decompression will not allow spinal cord migrate away from anterior compressing structures in kyphotic position;
      - postoperative treatment:
             - postoperative use of halo immobilization will help prevent
                   - graft dislodgment;
                   - spinal malalignment;
                   - pseudarthrosis

Cervical kyphosis and myelopathy. Treatment by anterior corpectomy and strut-grafting.

Cervical Kyphosis in patients who have Larsen syndrome.
The surgical treatment of congenital kyphosis: A review of 94 patients age 5 years or older with 2 years or more follow up in 77 patients.
Cervical kyphosis and instability following multiple laminectomies in children.

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, April 13, 2012 12:53 pm