Cervical Laminoplasty

  • Lionel N. Metz
  • Grigoriy Arutyunyan
  • Deeptee Jain
  • Lee A. Tan
  • K. Daniel RiewEmail author


Cervical laminoplasty is an effective and well-established motion preserving treatment for cervical myelopathy and myeloradiculopathy. Many different laminoplasty methods have been developed over the last 35 years since the original technique, including open-door laminoplasty, French-door laminoplasty, dome-shaped laminoplasty, and many other variations. Meticulous dissection, hemostasis, and closure are keys to minimizing muscle destruction, pain, and optimizing clinical results after the procedure. Foraminotomy is an adjuct that allows laminoplasty to be used effectively in the setting of symptomatic foraminal stenosis.


Cervical laminoplasty Open-door laminoplasty French-door laminoplasty Dome-shaped laminoplasty Stabilization and fixation techniques 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionel N. Metz
    • 1
  • Grigoriy Arutyunyan
    • 1
  • Deeptee Jain
    • 1
  • Lee A. Tan
    • 2
  • K. Daniel Riew
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUCSF Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.The Spine HospitalColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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