Clinical results of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) of the thoracic spine treated by anterior decompression.

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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate surgical outcomes and prognostic factors of thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) treated by anterior decompression. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The results of surgery for thoracic myelopathy caused by OPLL have been recognized as unfavorable. Anterior decompression… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e318060091a

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