C5 Nerve Palsy after Neck Surgery

C5 Nerve Palsy after Neck Surgery C5 palsy after decompression surgery for cervical myelopathy: review of the literature. Neck surgery yields 5% C5 nerve palsy complication rate. STUDY DESIGN: A literature review was conducted to integrate and compile available reports on postoperative C5 palsy. OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical features, possible pathogenesis, and procedures for…

Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy

Failed Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy Surgery Hacker RJ, Miller CG. Oregon Neurosurgery Specialists, Eugene, Oregon 97401, USA. OBJECT: Anterior cervical foraminotomy has been advocated as a procedure that preserves the motion segment while treating radiculopathy due to degenerative cervical disc disease. Because the medical literature contains no long-term follow up or randomized studies related to this…