NEUROSURGERY

Surgical Technique

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   The anterior standard approach is the most frequently used surgical approach to the cervical spine. It is suitable…

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Choice of Implant

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   For younger patients with soft-disc herniation, only slight osteochondrosis, and good range of motion in the affected level…

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Anatomical Aspects

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   The cervical spine has an exceptional position within spine surgery because of its filigree dimensions and its relations…

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Preoperative Diagnostics and Indication for Surgery

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   Past medical history and clinical examination give information about radicular and myelopathic symptoms and help to assess the…

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The Future of Cervical Spine Surgery

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   On the basis of recent spine research, the manufacturing of individualised implants is possible. Using patient-specific computed tomography…

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Implant Safety and Complication Management

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   In cases of secondary dislocation of disc or vertebral body replacements, it is usually necessary to perform an…

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Choice of Surgical Approach

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   In most cases of degenerative diseases of the cervical spine, the neural structures are compressed from anterior; thus,…

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Information and Consent of the Patient

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   Due to the experiences with cervical spinal surgery for decades, the statistical risks of severe complications caused by…

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Biomechanical Aspects

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   The cervical spine is the most flexible part of the spinal column with six degrees of freedom in…

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Introduction

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and Uwe Spetzger1 (1) Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   The current trend in cervical spinal surgery is affected by continuous optimisation of intervertebral cages and disc prostheses….

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