Abstract THE USE of cineradiography provides an additional radiographic evaluation of skeletal pathologic change. By continuous cineradiographic demonstrations of the cervical articulations during motion, abnormalities are visualized that may account for symptoms. Observations have been reported previously relating to cervical traction and some pathologic processes affecting the cervical spine.1,2 In the present study, we reviewed cineradiographic recordings of the cervical spine in 33 patients who had been subjected to laminectomy. In seven patients, the spine had also been studied before laminectomy, and in nine patients, the spine had been fused surgically. All the preoperative cineradiographs were made within the three-month period before surgical procedure. All postoperative recordings were done within a year after the operation, and in a few cases, including those which required spinal fusion, recordings were repeated within a five-year period. The laminectomies varied in extent from one to five segments. During surgery, the type and extent of References 1. Bard, G., and Jones, M.D.: Cineradiographic Recording of Traction of the Cervical Spine , Arch Phys Med 45:403-406 ( (Aug) ) 1964. 2. Jones, M.D.: Cineradiographic Studies of Degenerative Disc Disease of the Cervical Spine , J Canad Assoc Radiol 12:52-55 ( (June) ) 1961. 3. Blix, M.G.: Ett bidrag till kännedomen om muskelns spanning och det mekaniska arbetet vid kontraktionen , Upsala Läkaref Förh 20:161-174, 1885. 4. Jones, M.D.: Cineroentgenographic Studies of Patients With Cervical Spine Fusion , Amer J Roentgen 87:1054-1057 ( (June) ) 1962. 5. Jones, M.D.: Cervical Spine Cineradiography After Traffic Accidents , Arch Surg 85:974-981 ( (Dec) ) 1962.Crossref 6. Jones, M.D.: Cineradiographic Studies of Abnormalities of the High Cervical Spine , Arch Surg 94:206-213 ( (Feb) ) 1967.Crossref 7. Cattell, H.S., and Clark, L.G., Jr.: Cervical Kyphosis and Instability Following Multiple Laminectomies in Children , J Bone Joint Surg 49A:713-730 ( (June) ) 1967.
Archives of Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1968