Anterior floating method for cervical myelopathy caused by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.

@article{Yamaura1999AnteriorFM,
  title={Anterior floating method for cervical myelopathy caused by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.},
  author={Ichiro Yamaura and Yoshiro Kurosa and Toshimitu Matuoka and Shigeo Shindo},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1999},
  volume={359},
  pages={27-34}
}
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament lessens the sagittal diameter of the cervical canal and compresses the spinal cord anteriorly, and may produce severe disabling myelopathy. The anterior floating method is one of the anterior decompression and reconstructions used in the treatment of cervical myelopathy caused by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. This procedure consists of subtotal resection of vertebral bodies and discs, with slight thinning and release of… CONTINUE READING

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