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Cervical Myelopathy Surgery in an Octogenarian.

7 Jan 2022
Cervical Spine Surgery in an 86 Yrs Old Senior Citizen

Mr. S.V presented with symptoms of Severe Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy ( weakness of upper and lower limbs with gait changes) caused by Multilevel OPLL ( Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament ) which causes weakness of upper and lower limbs with gait changes.
He underwent Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery ie Posterior Cervical Decompression Stabilisation and Fusion from C3 - C6 .
He was mobilised on the first Post Operative day and is making good clinical Progress .
   Age should not be a deterrent factor in an appropriately selected patient for Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. Good Clinical examination and appropriate investigations along with through patient and family councelling and safe spine surgery with a good team are important factors for great clinical outcomes .

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