Advances in Orthopedics

Degenerative Cervical Spondylosis: Natural History, Pathogenesis, and Current Management Strategies


Publishing date
15 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2011

1Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11, Ireland

2National Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7, Ireland

3Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands


Degenerative Cervical Spondylosis: Natural History, Pathogenesis, and Current Management Strategies

Description

Degenerative cervical spondylosis is a common, mostly asymptomatic condition, occurring as a result of age-related degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Symptoms caused by cervical spondylosis can be categorized broadly into three clinical syndromes: axial neck pain, cervical radiculopathy, and cervical myelopathy, with patients commonly having a combination of these syndromes. While the pathogenesis of radiculopathy and myelopathy in cervical spondylosis is better understood, the source of neck pain still remains controversial.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the natural history, pathogenesis, and current management strategies for degenerative cervical spondylosis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The natural history and clinical syndromes of degenerative cervical spondylosis
  • The pathophysiology of axial and radicular neck pain and cervical myelopathy
  • Imaging modalities for cervical spondylotic stenosis and myelopathy
  • Nonoperative modalities to treat symptomatic cervical spondylosis
  • Operative techniques for cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy
  • Cervical disc arthroplasty for treatment of the painful motion segment
  • Cervical laminoplasty for multilevel cervical myelopathy
  • Operative outcomes for cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 916987
  • - Editorial

Degenerative Cervical Spondylosis: Natural History, Pathogenesis, and Current Management Strategies

Joseph S. Butler | F. Cumhur Öner | ... | John M. O'Byrne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 508534
  • - Review Article

Operative Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy: Cervical Laminoplasty

Brett A. Braly | David Lunardini | ... | William F. Donaldson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 307916
  • - Review Article

Laminoplasty Techniques for the Treatment of Multilevel Cervical Stenosis

Lance K. Mitsunaga | Eric O. Klineberg | Munish C. Gupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 493605
  • - Review Article

The Biomechanics of Cervical Spondylosis

Lisa A. Ferrara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 783762
  • - Review Article

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Factors in Choosing the Surgical Approach

Praveen K. Yalamanchili | Michael J. Vives | Saad B. Chaudhary
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 480643
  • - Review Article

The Natural History and Clinical Presentation of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Chester K. Yarbrough | Rory K. J. Murphy | ... | Todd J. Stewart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 916149
  • - Review Article

Operative Techniques for Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy

C. Moran | C. Bolger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 393642
  • - Review Article

The Natural History and Clinical Syndromes of Degenerative Cervical Spondylosis

John C. Kelly | Patrick J. Groarke | ... | John M. O'Byrne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 919153
  • - Review Article

Operative Outcomes for Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy

J. G. Galbraith | J. S. Butler | ... | J. M. O'Byrne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 794087
  • - Review Article

Operative Techniques for Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy

R. G. Kavanagh | J. S. Butler | ... | A. R. Poynton
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