Cervical Spine Deformity

Indications, Considerations, and Surgical Outcomes

Samuel K. Cho, MD; Scott Safir, MD; Joseph M. Lombardi, MD; Jun S. Kim, MD


J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019;27(12):e555-e567. 

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Patient Outcomes

Patients undergoing surgery for CSD can be analyzed postoperatively by examining the effects on the magnitude of deformity and the function and quality of life. Table 1 demonstrates a series of studies that explored the effects of surgical correction on degree of deformity and health-related quality of life measures.