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Adam Pearson, MD, MS
This collection includes classic and important articles pertaining to degenerative conditions of the cervical spine.
GORE, DONALD R.; SEPIC, SUSAN B.; GARDNER, GENA M.; More
GORE, DONALD R.; SEPIC, SUSAN B.; GARDNER, GENA M.; MURRAY, M PATRICIA Less
Spine. 12(1):1-5, January/February 1987.
This article describes the natural history of axial neck pain, which improves or resolves in 2/3 of patients and persists or worsens in the remaining 1/3.
Sampath, Prakash; Bendebba, Mohammed; Davis, John D.; More
Sampath, Prakash; Bendebba, Mohammed; Davis, John D.; Ducker, Thomas B. Less
Spine. 25(6):670-676, March 15, 2000.
This article reports better outcomes for surgical versus nonoperative treatment of cervical myelopathy.
Garvey, Timothy A.; Transfeldt, Ensor E.; Malcolm, James R.; More
Garvey, Timothy A.; Transfeldt, Ensor E.; Malcolm, James R.; Kos, Paul Less
Spine. 27(17):1887-1894, September 1, 2002.
This article reports that 82% of patients treated with ACDF for axial neck pain had good, very good or excellent results.
Apfelbaum, Ronald I.; Kriskovich, Mark D.; Haller, Jeffrey R.
Apfelbaum, Ronald I.; Kriskovich, Mark D.; Haller, Jeffrey R. Less
Spine. 25(22):2906-2912, November 15, 2000.
This study demonstrated that deflating the endotracheal tube cuff following placement of anterior cervical retractors reduced the rate of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury from 6.4 to 1.7%.
Campbell, Mitchell J.; Carreon, Leah Y.; Traynelis, Vincent; More
Campbell, Mitchell J.; Carreon, Leah Y.; Traynelis, Vincent; Anderson, Paul A. Less
Spine. 34(1):43-48, January 1, 2009.
This RCT demonstrated similar clinical outcomes and fusion rates between patients who wore a collar post-operatively and those who did not following single level ACDF.
Pitzen, Tobias R.; Chrobok, Jiri; Štulik, Jan; More
Pitzen, Tobias R.; Chrobok, Jiri; Štulik, Jan; Ruffing, Sabine; Drumm, Joerg; Sova, Laurentius; Kucera, Roman; Vyskocil, Tomas; Steudel, Wolf Ingo Less
Spine. 34(7):641-646, April 1, 2009.
This RCT reported fewer implant related complications but greater loss of lordosis in the dynamic plate group, while clinical outcomes were similar at 2 years.
Silber, Jeff S.; Anderson, D. Greg; Daffner, Scott D.; More
Silber, Jeff S.; Anderson, D. Greg; Daffner, Scott D.; Brislin, Brian T.; Leland, J. Martin; Hilibrand, Alan S.; Vaccaro, Alexander R.; Albert, Todd J. Less
Spine. 28(2):134-139, January 15, 2003.
This article reports 26% of patients had chronic pain at their bone graft harvest site, and over 10% had limitations in their daily activities due to pain at the harvest site.
Smucker, Joseph D.; Rhee, John M.; Singh, Kern; More
Smucker, Joseph D.; Rhee, John M.; Singh, Kern; Yoon, S Tim; Heller, John G. Less
Spine. 31(24):2813-2819, November 15, 2006.
This study reported 27.5% of ACDF patients treated with BMP-2 developed a complication related to swelling compared to 3.6% of those who did not receive BMP-2.
Wada, Eiji; Suzuki, Shozo; Kanazawa, Atsunori; More
Wada, Eiji; Suzuki, Shozo; Kanazawa, Atsunori; Matsuoka, Takashi; Miyamoto, Shimpei; Yonenobu, Kazuo Less
Spine. 26(13):1443-1447, July 1, 2001.
This article reports similar long-term clinical outcomes for subtotal corpectomy compared to laminoplasty. Corpectomy was associated with more blood loss, pseudarthrosis, and adjacent segment disease. Laminoplasty was associated with more axial neck pain.
HERKOWITZ, HARRY N.
HERKOWITZ, HARRY N. Less
Spine. 13(7):774-780, July 1988.
This classic article showed the best results for ACDF and worst results for laminectomy. Laminoplasty had results similar to ACDF but was asssociated with a large decrease in range of motion.
Beutler, William J.; Sweeney, Colleen A.; Connolly, Patrick J.
Beutler, William J.; Sweeney, Colleen A.; Connolly, Patrick J. Less
Spine. 26(12):1337-1342, June 15, 2001.
This study showed that laterality of approach in ACDF did not affect the rate of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.
Heller, John G.; Edwards, Charles C. II; Murakami, Hideki; More
Heller, John G.; Edwards, Charles C. II; Murakami, Hideki; Rodts, Gerald E. Less
Spine. 26(12):1330-1336, June 15, 2001.
This article reports similar neurologic outcomes for the two procedures but a much higher complication rate in the laminectomy and fusion group.
Iwasaki, Motoki; Okuda, Shin’ya; Miyauchi, Akira; More
Iwasaki, Motoki; Okuda, Shin’ya; Miyauchi, Akira; Sakaura, Hironobu; Mukai, Yoshihiro; Yonenobu, Kazuo; Yoshikawa, Hideki Less
Spine. 32(6):647-653, March 15, 2007.
This article demonstrated worse laminoplasty results when the OPLL occupied > 60% of the spinal canal or it was a hill-shaped lesion.
Spine. 32(6):654-660, March 15, 2007.
This article reports better results with anterior decompression and fusion compared to laminoplasty for OPLL when the lesion occupies greater than 60% of the spinal canal.
Sakaura, Hironobu; Hosono, Noboru; Mukai, Yoshihiro; More
Sakaura, Hironobu; Hosono, Noboru; Mukai, Yoshihiro; Ishii, Takahiro; Yoshikawa, Hideki Less
Spine. 28(21):2447-2451, November 1, 2003.
This literature review concluded that the rate of C5 palsy was 4.6% and was not related to surgical approach or underlying diagnosis. Most patients recover, though those with a dense palsy tended to take longer to do so.
Oh, Min Chul; Zhang, Ho Yeol; Park, Jeong Yoon; More
Oh, Min Chul; Zhang, Ho Yeol; Park, Jeong Yoon; Kim, Keun Su Less
Spine. 34(7):692-696, April 1, 2009.
This study demonstrated similar clinical outcomes for the two procedures, but corpectomy was associated with greater blood loss, surgical time, and loss of lordosis.
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