Surgery of Cervical Spondylolisthesis

Degenerative spondylolisthesis of the lumbar spine is a common disease, which main causes are arthrosis of the facet joints and disc degeneration. A 70-year-old woman presented to our hospital complaining of chronic neck pain and gait disturbance that was getting worse associated with numbness and weakness in her limbs for seven months. There is no guideline for the treatment of degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis. Surgical treatment is often indicated in the patients who have radiologically proven cervical spondylolisthesis with instability and spinal cord compression. The posterior correction surgery may be novel surgical treatment in degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis and prospective studies should be designed in the future to draw a more reliable conclusion about the surgical treatment of degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis.

Cervical Spondylolisthesis

A 70-year-old woman presented to our hospital complaining of chronic neck pain and gait disturbance that was getting worse associated with numbness and weakness in her limbs for seven months. The patient has had no traumatic accident and past history that induced the destructive spondyloarthoropathy. And she was a housewife and not obliqued to flex her neck in her life style. The neurological examination revealed the weakness of the distal upper limbs with MMT 4, and the hyper reflexia in upper and lower limbs.

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