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Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 481459, 5 pages
Case Report

Severe Facet Joint Arthrosis Caused C7/T1 Myelopathy: A Case Report

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai 980-8574, Japan

Received 10 February 2009; Accepted 17 May 2009

Academic Editor: Timothy C. Ryken

Copyright © 2009 Toshimi Aizawa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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