Cervical Kyphosis Surgery with Myelopathy and Outcomes

Published February 7, 2021

 

Dear Professionally Integrated,

Here is a paper that shows that patients who had surgery for cervical myelopathy, did better when they had a lordosis afterwards. Remember, car crashes have been shown to cause a kyphosis, and many papers suggest that a loss of the curve has many bad consequences. This is one reason to document the shape of your patients neck and explain why anything less than a optimal lordosis can lead to further health problems. This paper also demonstrates that patients with a kyphosis BEFORE surgery had worse recovery than those with better spinal alignment.

They did surgery . . .

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