Review ArticleCervical Laminoplasty: Indications, Surgical Considerations, and Clinical OutcomesCho, Samuel K. MD; Kim, Jun S. MD; Overley, Samuel C. MD; Merrill, Robert K. MD Author Information From the Department of Orthopaedics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Dr. Cho or an immediate family member serves as a paid consultant to DePuy Synthes, Medtronic, Stryker, and Zimmer Biomet; has received research or institutional support from Zimmer Biomet; and serves as a board member, owner, officer, or committee member of AOSpine North America, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the North American Spine Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society. None of the following authors or any immediate family member has received anything of value from or has stock or stock options held in a commercial company or institution related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article: Dr. Kim, Dr. Overley, and Dr. Merrill. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: April 1, 2018 - Volume 26 - Issue 7 - p e142-e152 doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00242 Metrics Abstract Cervical laminoplasty was initially described for the management of cervical myelopathy resulting from multilevel stenosis secondary to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. The general concepts are preservation of the dorsal elements, preservation of segmental motion, and expansion of the spinal canal via laminar manipulation. No clear evidence suggests that laminoplasty is superior to either posterior laminectomy or anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion. However, laminoplasty has its own advantages, indications, and complications. Surgeons have refined the technique to decrease complication rates and improve efficacy. Recent efforts have highlighted less invasive approaches that are muscle sparing and associated with less postoperative morbidity. Although the long-term outcomes suggest that cervical laminoplasty is safe and effective, continued research on the development of novel modifications that decrease common complications, such as C5 nerve palsy, axial neck pain, and loss of lordosis, is required. Copyright 2018 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.