Risk factors for closure of lamina after open-door laminoplasty.

  title={Risk factors for closure of lamina after open-door laminoplasty.},
  author={Morio Matsumoto and Kota Watanabe and Takashi Tsuji and Ken J Ishii and Hironari Takaishi and Masaya Nakamura and Yoshiaki Toyama and Kazuhiro Chiba},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  volume={9 6},
OBJECT This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and clinical consequences of postoperative lamina closure after open-door laminoplasty and to identify the risk factors. METHODS Eighty-two consecutive patients with cervical myelopathy who underwent open-door laminoplasty without plates or spacers in the open side (Hirabayashi's original method) were included (62 men and 20 women with a mean age of 62 years and a mean follow-up of 1.8 years). In 67 patients the cause of… CONTINUE READING
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