Clinical results of and patient satisfaction with cervical laminoplasty for considerable cord compression with only slight myelopathy

@article{Neo2011ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical results of and patient satisfaction with cervical laminoplasty for considerable cord compression with only slight myelopathy},
  author={M. Neo and Shunsuke Fujibayashi and Mitsuru Takemoto and Takashi Nakamura},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={340-346}
}
There is no established consensus on the indications for surgery in patients with considerable cord compression but only slight myelopathy. The purpose of this study is to stimulate discussion about the indications for surgery in these patients. The records of consecutive patients who underwent cervical laminoplasty (CLP) during 3.5 years were reviewed. Those patients whose pre-operative Japanese Orthopaedic Association score (JOA score, maximum 17) for cervical myelopathy was 16 points or more… CONTINUE READING