Predicting C5 palsy via the use of preoperative anatomic measurements.

@article{Lubelski2014PredictingCP,
  title={Predicting C5 palsy via the use of preoperative anatomic measurements.},
  author={Daniel Lubelski and Adeeb Derakhshan and Amy S. Nowacki and Jeffrey C Wang and Michael P. Steinmetz and Edward C. Benzel and Thomas E. Mroz},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={1895-901}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT C5 nerve root palsy (C5P) is a relatively rare complication after anterior and posterior cervical decompression surgery that leads to a variety of debilitating symptoms. The precise etiology remains obscure, and a clear understanding of preoperative risk factors for C5P development does not exist. PURPOSE To determine whether postoperative C5P can be predicted from preoperative anteroposterior diameter (APD), foraminal diameter (FD), and/or cord-lamina angle (CLA). STUDY… CONTINUE READING
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