Surgical Treatment and Outcome of Cervical Myelopathy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Report of Two Cases

Abstract

We report surgical outcomes of two cases with rheumatoid arthritis characterized by severe myelopathy, and believe that surgical morbidity and mortality rates could be reduced with careful perioperative care, convenient anesthesia techniques, complete investigation for cervical spinal pathology, and proper surgical techniques. Surgical treatment can ensure satisfying improvements if adequate decompression and vertebral realignment could be achieved.

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@inproceedings{Gurelik2011SurgicalTA, title={Surgical Treatment and Outcome of Cervical Myelopathy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Report of Two Cases}, author={Mustafa Gurelik and Fatih Bayrakli and Ece Kaptanoğlu and Olgu Sunumu}, year={2011} }