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STUDY DESIGN The incidences of postoperative C5 palsy between a group treated by a standardized diagnostic and surgical treatment and a control group treated by a different cervical laminoplastic technique were prospectively compared. OBJECTIVE To investigate the cause, risk factors, and prevention of C5 palsy after laminoplasty for cervical myelopathy.(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Cervical laminoplasty is a good strategy for cervical myelopathy, but some postoperative patients complain of obstinate axial symptoms after surgery, that is, nuchal pain, neck stiffness, and shoulder pain. It was reported that these symptoms proved to be more serious than has been believed and should be considered in the evaluation of(More)
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