Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy

Treatment Approaches and Options

  • Michael G. Kaiser
  • Regis W. Haid
  • Christopher I. Shaffrey
  • Michael G. Fehlings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mario Ganau, Rahel Zewude, Michael G. Fehlings
      Pages 3-12
    3. Bryan S. Lee, Edward C. Benzel
      Pages 13-28
    4. Alexander Tuchman, Dominque M. O. Higgins
      Pages 29-36
    5. Aria Nouri, Jean-Christophe Murray, Michael G. Fehlings
      Pages 37-51
    6. Cory J. Hartman, Daniel J. Hoh
      Pages 53-65
    7. John E. O’Toole, Joseph E. Molenda
      Pages 67-74
  3. Evaluation and Diagnosis of Cervical Spondylotic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Meena Thatikunta, Maxwell Boakye
      Pages 77-87
    3. Jian Guan, Zoher Ghogawala
      Pages 89-95
    4. Ha Son Nguyen, Shekar N. Kurpad
      Pages 97-107
    5. Kurt M. Eichholz
      Pages 109-119
  4. Surgical Decision-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Hamadi Murphy, Scott C. Wagner, Alex Vaccaro, Stephen Silva
      Pages 123-127
    3. Alexander M. Tucker, Tianyi Niu, Daniel T. Nagasawa, Langston T. Holly
      Pages 129-138
    4. Mena G. Kerolus, Vincent C. Traynelis
      Pages 139-152
    5. Randy S. D’Amico, Peter D. Angevine
      Pages 153-165
    6. Jerry Ku, Jefferson R. Wilson
      Pages 167-176
    7. Matthew J. Tormenti, Mark R. McLaughlin
      Pages 185-194
  5. Motion Preservation Surgery for Cervical Degenerative Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. James S. Harrop, John L. Gillick
      Pages 197-206
    3. Lionel N. Metz, Grigoriy Arutyunyan, Deeptee Jain, Lee A. Tan, K. Daniel Riew
      Pages 207-220
    4. Jau-Ching Wu, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Regis W. Haid
      Pages 221-233
    5. Mena G. Kerolus, Richard G. Fessler
      Pages 235-246
  6. Fusion Techniques for Cervical Degenerative Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Luis M. Tumialán
      Pages 249-270
    3. Anthony C. Lau, Allan D. Levi
      Pages 271-285
    4. Hani R. Malone, Michael G. Kaiser
      Pages 287-307
    5. Azam Basheer, Mohammed Macki, Frank La Marca
      Pages 309-318
    6. Harel Deutsch, Mena G. Kerolus
      Pages 319-327
    7. Jacob Januszewski, Juan S. Uribe
      Pages 329-339
    8. Matthew F. Gary, Scott D. Boden
      Pages 341-348
  7. Challenges of Cervical Fixation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Robert F. Heary, Nitin Agarwal
      Pages 351-360
    3. Hsuan-Kan Chang, David McCarthy, Michael Y. Wang
      Pages 361-372
    4. Avery L. Buchholz, John C. Quinn, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Justin S. Smith
      Pages 373-384
    5. Jacob Januszewski, Juan S. Uribe
      Pages 385-394
    6. Anthony M. DiGiorgio, Michael S. Virk, Ming-Hsiao Hu, Mohanad Alazzeh, Santan Thottempudi, Praveen V. Mummaneni
      Pages 395-407
    7. Joseph A. Osorio, Justin K. Scheer, Derek G. Southwell, Christopher P. Ames
      Pages 409-420
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 421-431

About this book


This book is intended to serve as a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for clinicians involved in the management of patients with cervical degenerative disease. The text is divided into sections, organized in a clinically strategic manner. Initial chapters address the basics of cervical spine anatomy and biomechanics as well as the pathophysiology leading to various cervical degenerative disorders and the possible neurological sequelae. Subsequent chapters outline characteristics of the clinical presentation and the various diagnostic modalities to evaluate these patients. Key elements involved in the surgical-decision making process are covered, providing the necessary elements to establish a solid foundation for treatment planning. The final sections discuss specific procedures; including traditional approaches as well as more recent developments such as motion preservation surgery and minimally invasive techniques. Individual chapters are organized with an introductory outline containing key chapter elements. Chapters focusing on specific pathological entities include discussions regarding pathophysiology, genetics, and risk factors. Those describing surgical procedures include a discussion on indications/contraindications, pre-operative planning, surgical technique, post-operative care, and complication avoidance. Chapter authors present their personal experience enhancing the information from current, evidence-based, referenced material. When appropriate, case presentations are added to provide a practical application of chapter’s key points.


Cervical Spondylosis Posterior Laminoforaminotomy Cervical Laminectomy Cervical Corpectomy Interbody Grafting Cervical Fixation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael G. Kaiser
    • 1
  • Regis W. Haid
    • 2
  • Christopher I. Shaffrey
    • 3
  • Michael G. Fehlings
    • 4
  1. 1.Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Atlanta Brain and Spine CareAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Duke University Health SystemDurhamUSA
  4. 4.Toronto Western Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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