Long-term results of cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament with an occupying ratio of 60% or more.

@article{Fujimori2014LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament with an occupying ratio of 60% or more.},
  author={Takahito Fujimori and Motoki Iwasaki and Shin'ya Okuda and Shota Takenaka and Masafumi Kashii and Takashi Kaito and Hideki Yoshikawa},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={58-67}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the long-term outcomes of laminoplasty versus anterior decompression and fusion in the treatment of cervical myelopathy caused by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and to ascertain what factors should be considered in selecting appropriate surgical procedure. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There are little data about long-term results of cervical myelopathy due to OPLL with an occupying ratio 60% or more… CONTINUE READING