Concepts and Techniques to Prevent Cervical Spine Deformity After Spine Surgery: A Narrative Review

Robert K. Merrill, John C. Clohisy, Todd J. Albert, Sheeraz A. Qureshi

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Abstract

Adult cervical spine deformity is associated with decreased health-related quality of life, disability, and myelopathy. A number of radiographic parameters help to characterize cervical deformity and aid in the diagnosis and treatment. There are several etiologies for cervical spine deformity, the most common being iatrogenic. Additionally, spine surgery can accelerate adjacent segment degeneration which may lead to deformity. It is therefore im-portant for all spine surgeons to be aware of the potential to cause iatrogenic cervical defor-mity. The aim of this review is to highlight concepts and techniques to prevent cervical deformity after spine surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-230
Number of pages10
JournalNeurospine
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Deformity
  • Iatrogenic
  • Prevention
  • Technique

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