Eur Spine J (2018) 27:1416–1422 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-017-5246-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE A retrospective imaging study of surgical outcomes and range of motion in patients with cervical ossiﬁcation of the posterior longitudinal ligament 1 1 2 1 • • • • Shunsuke Kanbara Shiro Imagama Keigo Ito Kenyu Ito 1 2 Naoki Ishiguro Fumihiko Kato Received: 24 September 2016 / Revised: 2 July 2017 / Accepted: 27 July 2017 / Published online: 1 August 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract signiﬁcantly lower than that for a postoperative ﬂexion Purpose The K line was introduced in a previous study, value B0(p \ 0.01), and the mean JOA score recovery rate but did not include the cervical range of motion (ROM) as worsened with an increased signal intensity on 1-year a parameter for evaluating surgical outcomes for patients postoperative magnetic resonance imaging. with cervical ossiﬁcation of the posterior longitudinal Conclusions K line (?) patients exhibited sufﬁcient neu- ligament (OPLL), and few reports have used both the K rological improvement after laminoplasty. However, even line and X-ray evaluations of the cervical ROM to describe patients in this group had a low JOA score recovery rate if the surgical outcomes in such patients. the postoperative ﬂexion value
European Spine Journal – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 1, 2017
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