Cervical Spondylosis with Moderate to Severe Myelopathy: A Report of Seventeen Cases Treated by Robinson Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

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Abstract

Seventeen patients with cervical spondylosis and myelopathy were treated with Robinson anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at one or more levels. The average age was 64 years and the followup has been 2 years. All patients were unable to ambulate without aid prior to surgery. Of the 17 patients, 15 became ambulatory without aid, 1 ambulated with a walker, and 1 was unimproved. None of the patients was made worse by the procedure or deteriorated later.

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