Surgery for myelopathy in cervical spondylosis: safety measures and preoperative factors related to outcome.

@article{Magnaes1980SurgeryFM,
  title={Surgery for myelopathy in cervical spondylosis: safety measures and preoperative factors related to outcome.},
  author={Bj\orn Magnaes and Truls Hauge},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1980},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={211-4}
}
In 85 patients with myelopathy and cervical spondylosis, Queckenstedt's test was used as a guide in deciding upon laminectomy under local anesthesia or anterior surgery under general anesthesia. Laminectomy was carried out in patients with marked block phenomena. The operations were laminectomy (51), anterior surgery (24), and laminectomy plus anterior surgery (10). None of the patients was made worse as a result of the surgical procedure. Improvement in the legs occurred in 73 patients. Block… CONTINUE READING