Laminectomy with posterior wiring and fusion for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, spondylosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, stenosis, and instability: a study of 5 patients.

@article{Epstein1999LaminectomyWP,
  title={Laminectomy with posterior wiring and fusion for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, spondylosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, stenosis, and instability: a study of 5 patients.},
  author={Nancy Ellen Epstein},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={461-6}
}
Cervical laminectomy with posterior wiring and fusion is valuable for the management of cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), spondylosis, ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL), stenosis, and instability. Within 1.5 years, five patients averaging 73 years of age developed severe myelopathy. Dynamic radiographs confirmed an intact cervical lordosis with active subluxation and instability at one or two levels, whereas magnetic resonance and computed tomography… CONTINUE READING

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