International Orthopaedics

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 345–348 | Cite as

Pathogenesis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy experimental studies

  • Sekio Tominaga
  • Susumu Hattori


Photo-elastic models of the cervical spinal cord were made and the stress patterns induced by compression at different sites upon the model were studied.

The areas of stress were related to the known distribution of the blood supply within the cervical cord to try and explain the selective areas of degeneration that are found clinically in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

Key words

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy 


Les auteurs ont réalisé des modèles photoélastiques de la moelle cervicale et ont étudié les divers types de tension induits par des compressions en différents points du modèle.

Les régions de tension sont comparées à la topographie connue de la vascularisation de la moelle cervicale afin d'expliquer les zones de dégénérescence électives mises cliniquement en évidence chez les malades atteints de spondylomyélopathie cervicale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sekio Tominaga
    • 1
  • Susumu Hattori
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryShimane Prefectural Central HospitalIzumo CityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryYamaguchi University School of MedicineUbe CityJapan

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