Hanif M, Shahbaz Ahmad Ch, Muddassir Javaid, Kamran Butt, Sohail Mt.
Laminoplasty for the treatment of cervical spondylosis.
J Pak Orthop Assoc Jan ;22(2):134-8.

Objective: To evaluate the clinical outcome after Laminoplasty for cervical Spondylosis with Myelopathy. Study Design: Retrospective study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery, King Edward Medical University & Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan from Nov 2007 to May 2009. Patient and Methods: we treated twenty patients of cervical Spondylosis with Myelopathy by classic open-door laminoplasty miniplate stabilization. Results: 04 patients with cervical radiculopathy recovered 100% by Foraminotomies over the period of six months. 08 patients with bowel and Bladder dysfunctions had significant improvement. 02 patient developed post laminoplasty C5 nerve root palsy and the weakness eventually resolved over 3 months. There was partial recovery of Myelopathy in 02 patients & no recovery seen in 04 patients. Conclusions: Multilevel Spondylosis with Myelopathy is not uncommon. Surgical decompression with Laminoplasty is comparatively easy & offers functional improvement in more than 70% of the patients. C5 Radiculopathy improved spontaneously within 03 months time.

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