Surgical technique: Hemilaminectomy and unilateral lateral mass fixation for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.

@article{Liu2013SurgicalTH,
  title={Surgical technique: Hemilaminectomy and unilateral lateral mass fixation for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.},
  author={Kun Liu and Jian-Gang Shi and Lianshun Jia and Wen Yuan},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2013},
  volume={471 7},
  pages={2219-24}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical approaches for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) include anterior, posterior, or combined decompression with or without fusion. The goal of surgery is to decompress the spinal cord while maintaining the stability and sagittal alignment of the cervical spine. C5 palsy has been reported as a postoperative complication of cervical laminectomy or laminoplasty characterized as motor weakness of the muscles supplied with C5 nerve roots. Several… CONTINUE READING

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