Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy with Kyphosis
60 year old gentleman complained of gradually progressive unsteadiness while walking. He had spasticity in lower limbs and was unable to maintain his balance while walking.
MRI revealed degenerative changes in cervical spine with compression of spinal cord from C3 to C7 leading to cervical myelopathy
X ray of the cervical spine revealed kyphotic alignment of the cervical spine
Patient was operated with C3 to C7 Laminoplasty with Posterior instrumented fusion from C3 to T2.
Goal of this procedure was to decompress the spinal cord and restore normal lordotic alignment of cervical spine
Patient had a gradual recovery from his gait unsteadiness and spasticity over a period of 3 months