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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD090209120925 Submitted: 03 September 2009 Modified: 12 October 2012

Expansive open - door laminoplasty with adaption plating for posterior longitudinal ligament ossification.

Janis Ann F. Espino-De Vera,
Mario R. Ver

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This is a retrospective study of 10 Expansive Open - Door Laminoplasties with Adaption Plating done by a single surgeon for patients with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. Seven of the patients were males and 3 were females. The mean age of the patients 52.6 years. The mean operative time of the, gatieats was 360 minutes. The patients received a mean ofl unit of fresh whole blood and 1.5 units packed red blood cells either intra - or post - operatively. The patients stayed an average of 13. days in the hospital. The average pre - operative Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) Score for cervical myelopathy of the patients was 10.4, while the mean post - operative JOA Score was 15.3. Six of the 9 patients available for follow up returned to work about 3 months post - operatively. The mean recovery rate was 64 percent.The patients claimed they were satisfied with the procedure. This study thus shows that expansive open-door laminoplasty with adaptation plating is a good and safe surgical option for patients with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament.

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Philippine Journal of Orthopaedics
Publication Date
November 2008


To describe our technique of doing Expansive Open - Door Laminoplasty with Adaption Plating, determine the advantages and disadvantages of doing Expansive Open Door Laminoplasty with our procedure and access the local outcome.

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