Factors affecting the surgical results of expansive laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy

@article{Chung2002FactorsAT,
  title={Factors affecting the surgical results of expansive laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy},
  author={Sung Chung and Chong Ae Lee and Kwang Chul Chung},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={334-338}
}
Abstract. We studied the outcome of expansive laminoplasty in 37 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Patients were divided into two groups according to the recovery rate (RR) – a 'good' group (n=19), and a 'fair' group (n=18). Patients in the good group showed a greater pre-operative Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score, a greater compression ratio, and a larger Pavlov ratio (P<0.05). The presence of high signal intensity on MRI proved to be of no prognostic importance.Résum… CONTINUE READING
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