Description of surgical technique with review of literature.Objective.
To describe the surgical management of cervical spine deformity, using pedicle subtraction osteotomy.Summary of Background Data.
Previous articles have primarily described Smith-Petersen osteotomies and Simmons' modifications to correct fixed cervical deformity. Those were typically performed with the patient awake and sedated in a seated position and without the use of spinal instrumentation.Methods.
Description of a single surgeon's technique for performing pedicle subtraction osteotomy to treat fixed cervical deformity.Conclusion.
The use of pedicle subtraction osteotomy in the cervical spine is a safe and effective procedure when performed by experienced surgeons and can result in a satisfying outcome for both the patient and the surgeon.