Preoperative severity of facet joint degeneration does not impact the 2-year clinical outcomes and cervical imbalance following laminoplasty.

@article{Tamai2018PreoperativeSO,
  title={Preoperative severity of facet joint degeneration does not impact the 2-year clinical outcomes and cervical imbalance following laminoplasty.},
  author={Koji Tamai and Akinobu Suzuki and Akito Yabu and Shinji Takahashi and Hiromitsu Toyoda and Masatoshi Hoshino and Hidetomi Terai and Hiroaki Nakamura},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The impact of preoperative facet degeneration (FD) on surgical outcomes following laminoplasty has not been established. PURPOSE To elucidate the influence of preoperative FD on pre- and postoperative clinical symptoms and radiographic parameters. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. PATIENT SAMPLE A… CONTINUE READING