Nobuaki Tadokoro

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STUDY DESIGN A case-control investigation. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to quantitatively study impaired ability to appropriately adjust pinch strength while holding a small object in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SETTING Kochi Medical School Hospital, Japan. METHODS The subjects consisted of 19 CSM patients who(More)
Postoperative C5 palsy (C5 palsy) is a troublesome complication after cervical spine surgery and its etiology is still unclear. We experienced a case of C5 palsy after anterior decompression with fusion for cervical ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament with the typical clinical presentation of left deltoid and bicep weakness and left-arm pain(More)
This study reports on a 70-year-old man with recurrent cervical myelopathy 20 years after anterior decompression and fusion of C4-7 using a free vascularised strut graft. The recurrent myelopathy was secondary to a kyphotic deformity of a fractured graft and residual ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament with stenosis at C3/4. Intraoperative(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize waveform changes of descending spinal cord evoked potentials (D-SCEPs) seen in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS Intraoperative D-SCEP recording from serial intervertebral discs after transcranial electrical stimulation in 19 CSM patients with cord compression at a single level. RESULTS Compared to the baseline(More)
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