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Posterior Osteotomy for Symptomatic Cervical Kyphosis: Evaluation and Surgical Technique

Kurd, Mark F. MD; Coutinho, Thiago P. MD; Patel, Alpesh A. MD; An, Howard S. MD

doi: 10.1097/01.CSS.0000453568.06317.2f

Dr. Kurd is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Dr. Coutinho is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Instituto Vita, Sao Paolo, Brazil; Dr. Patel is Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; and Dr. An is Professor and Morton International Endowed Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University, 1611 W. Harrison St, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60612; E-mail:

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The authors have disclosed that cervical pedicle or lateral mass screw fixation is not approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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