Contributing factors affecting the prognosis surgical outcome for thoracic OLF

  title={Contributing factors affecting the prognosis surgical outcome for thoracic OLF},
  author={Sung Uk Kuh and Young Soo Kim and Yong E. Cho and Byung Ho Jin and Keun Su Kim and Young Sul Yoon and Dong Kyu Chin},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
The thoracic ossification of ligamentum flavum (OLF) is a disease that produces spastic paraparesis, and there are various factors that may affect the surgical outcome of thoracic OLF patients. The authors of this study treated 19 of these thoracic OLF patients from 1998 to 2002, and retrospectively reviewed the patients′ age, sex, symptom duration, involved disease level, preoperative clinical features, neurological findings, radiological findings, the other combined spinal diseases and the… CONTINUE READING


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