Extremely wide and asymmetric anterior decompression causes postoperative C5 palsy: an analysis of 32 patients with postoperative C5 palsy after anterior cervical decompression and fusion.

STUDY DESIGN Single-center retrospective study. OBJECTIVE We examined whether extremely wide and asymmetric anterior decompression causes postoperative C5 palsy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Postoperative C5 palsy is a complication of cervical decompression surgery. We hypothesized that C5 palsy may be caused by nerve root impairment through extremely… CONTINUE READING

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