Surgery for Thoracic Myelopathy due to Ossification of Ligaments with Intraoperative Ultrasonography and Ultrasonic Osteotome

Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Hiromi Matsuzaki, Hiroto Ishikawa
1999 Spinal Surgery  
Posterior decompression using intraoperative ultrasonography and ! he u 】 trasonic osteotome was investigated in 29 patients sufferlng 丘om thoracic myelopathy due to ossification of ljgaments. The lesions in 7 patients were OPLL . 9 the ultrasonic osteotome were able to make such operations safer than the usual procedures in these cases . Key word : thoracic myelopathy , ossification of thoracic ligament , intraoperative ultrasonography , ultrasonic osteotome Spinal Surgery l3 ( 3)
doi:10.2531/spinalsurg.13.281 fatcat:5rxkyae5gnffdkvbgjwapl3afa