Cervical Myelopathy After Cervical Total Disc Arthroplasty: Case Report and Literature Review

Spine, 05/04/2012

On the basis of presented cases and other reports, the surgical goals in these patients were prioritized as follows: (1) safe and adequate neurological decompression and (2) establishment and maintenance of cervical sagittal balance. Moreover, a criterion for selecting patients undergoing cervical total disc arthroplasty (CTDA) needs to be established in order to reduce the occurrence of neurological complications associated with the procedure.

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