• Frank Grochulla


Posterior foraminotomy at the cervical spine is a minimal invasive microsurgical technique for the posterior decompression of nerve roots affected by lateral soft disc herniations or spondylotic formations in the foramen. The nerve root should be decompressed without affecting the stability of the cervical spine. Furthermore, this procedure is a motion – preservation technique.


Cervical Spine Nerve Root Facet Joint Nerve Root Compression Posterior Decompression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department for Spinal SurgeryHospital for Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Surgery, Euromed ClinicFürthGermany

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