The following is a summary of the “Technical Nuances of Cervical Laminoplasty Supplemental Manuscript to Operative Video” published in the December 2022 issue of Clinical Spine Surgery by Ambati et al.


The purpose of this study is to provide a description of the open-door laminoplasty procedure and its many different aspects. Researchers will discuss the various complications that could arise from open-door laminoplasty, as well as the steps that can be taken to lessen the risk that these complications will manifest themselves. Cervical laminoplasty is one of the treatment options that may be suggested to patients who have cervical myelopathy caused by cervical stenosis as a result of conditions such as spondylosis, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, congenital stenosis, or traumatic central cord syndrome.

The surgical process known as cervical laminoplasty is broken down into its numerous steps and presented to you in the form of a film. According to the findings of the study, patients who suffer from myelopathy and have a preserved lordotic sagittal profile, central stenosis that affects several levels, and minimal to no axial neck pain are good candidates for laminoplasty. Operative video and supplemental manuscript.

Cervical laminoplasty provides superior stability when compared to laminectomy carried out on its own, as well as superior range of motion when compared to laminectomy combined with posterior spinal fusion. This is the case because cervical laminoplasty does not involve removing the lamina from the cervical spine. It may be simpler for surgeons to avoid complications if they have a thorough understanding of the nuances involved in laminoplasty.

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