Posterior Correction Surgery of Progressive Degenerative Cervical Spondylolisthesis - A Case Report
Morito Takano*, Soraya Nishimura, Hiromasa Nagahari and Michihiro Kamata
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keiyu Hosipital, 3-7-3 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-8521, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Morito Takano
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kanagawa 220-8521, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 02, 2016; Accepted date: June 07, 2016; Published date: June 09, 2016
Citation: Takano M, Nishimura S, Nagahari H, Kamata M (2016) Posterior Correction Surgery of Progressive Degenerative Cervical Spondylolisthesis - A Case Report. J Spine 5:308. doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000308
Copyright: © 2016 Takano M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Degenerative spondylolisthesis of the cervical spine is relative rare. We present a relative rare case of severe degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis with posterior corrective fusion. A 70-year-old female complained of neck pain and gait disturbance with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Plain radiographs showed 8.3 mm anterolisthesis of C3/ C4, which gradually progressed during four years. The slip was not reduced by flexion and extension position. After releasing C3/C4 facet joint and yellow ligament, posterior reduction with instrumentation were performed and resulted in successful cervical correction and fusion.