Considerations for revision cervical spine surgery

Julian G. Lugo-Pico, Alexander Ghasem, Joseph Gjolaj

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Abstract

Elective spine surgery becomes more popular every year. Unfortunately, a significant number of these patients report persistent or recurrent symptoms, and/or develop late sequelae. Revision spinal surgery can be a complex and risky endeavor, and this patient population represents a challenge to spine care teams. Indications for cervical revision surgery can include pseudarthrosis, adjacent segment disease, incomplete decompression, failure of instrumentation, and progressive deformity. Determining whether or not a patient is a candidate for revision surgery is crucial. This chapter reviews the patient evaluation and treatment strategies for conditions that require cervical spine surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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