Considerations for revision cervical spine surgery

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

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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
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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