Changes in myelopathic signs and functional outcome after cervica | 49039

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Changes in myelopathic signs and functional outcome after cervical decompression surgery: A new myelopathy scale

2nd International Conference on Central Nervous System Disorders & Therapeutics

December 05-07, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Edward Kachur and Salem El-Zuway

McMaster University, Canada

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM) is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in adults. Changes in myelopathic signs following cervical decompression surgery and the relationship of the changes in myelopathic signs to functional outcome remains unclear. We prospectively followed 36 patients pre-operatively and one year postoperatively and examined changes in myelopathic signs and functional outcome and compared the relationship with each other. Functional outcome was measured with the modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (mJOA) scale and five myelopathic signs were examined individually and collectively with our newly proposed myelopathic scale. The results and conclusions of these findings will be discussed, as well as an outline of our new myelopathic scale.

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