Intraoperative electroneurography in the assessment of the level of operation for cervical spondylotic myelopathy in the elderly.

@article{Tani2000IntraoperativeEI,
  title={Intraoperative electroneurography in the assessment of the level of operation for cervical spondylotic myelopathy in the elderly.},
  author={Tohru Tani and Kenji Ishida and Takahiro Ushida and Hiroshi Yamamato},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2000},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={269-74}
}
We treated 31 patients aged 65 years or more with cervical spondylotic myelopathy by microsurgical decompression and fusion at a single most appropriate level, in spite of MRI evidence of compression at several levels. Spinal cord potentials evoked at operation localised the level responsible for the principal lesion at C3-4 in 18 patients, C4-5 in 11 and at C5-6 in two. Despite the frequent coexistence of other age-related conditions, impairing ability to walk, the average Nurick grade… CONTINUE READING

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