Laminoplasty Techniques for the Treatment of Multilevel Cervical Stenosis

  title={Laminoplasty Techniques for the Treatment of Multilevel Cervical Stenosis},
  author={Lance K. Mitsunaga and Eric O. Klineberg and Munish Gupta},
  booktitle={Advances in orthopedics},
Laminoplasty is one surgical option for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. It was developed to avoid the significant risk of complications associated with alternative surgical options such as anterior decompression and fusion and laminectomy with or without posterior fusion. Various laminoplasty techniques have been described. All of these variations are designed to reposition the laminae and expand the spinal canal while retaining the dorsal elements to protect the dura from scar formation and… CONTINUE READING
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