Neurospine.  2018 Dec;15(4):362-367. 10.14245/ns.1836106.053.

Cervical Open-Door Laminoplasty by Hydroxyapatite Implant Insertion Without Suturing

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Shizuoka General Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan. bwh5255725@yahoo.co.jp

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
To assess the efficacy of cervical open-door laminoplasty by hydroxyapatite implant insertion between the lamina and the lateral mass without suturing.
METHODS
All patients who underwent cervical open-door laminoplasty with C2/C7 undermining and insertion of hydroxyapatite implants from C3 to C6 were retrospectively evaluated for surgical time and neurological outcomes according to the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score. To assess the alignment of the cervical spine and postoperative cervical pain, the C2-7 angle and a visual analogue scale score were used, respectively.
RESULTS
The population consisted of 102 women and 222 men ranging in age from 32 to 90 years. The average surgical time was 86 minutes. Fourteen of 1,296 hydroxyapatite implants were kept in place with sutures due to a weak restoration force of the hinge during surgery. No hydroxyapatite implant dislocation was detected on cervical computed tomography at 1 year after surgery. The average JOA score was 10.2±2.5 before surgery and 14.6±2.8 at 1 year after surgery. The average recovery rate was 61.8%. The average C2-7 angle at the neutral position was 7.1°±6.2° before surgery and 6.5°±6.3° at 1 year after surgery.
CONCLUSION
This method enabled us to achieve minimal exposure of the lateral mass, prevention of lateral mass injury and dural injury, and a shorter surgical time while maintaining acceptable surgical outcomes. The idea that firm suture fixation is needed to prevent spacer deviation during cervical open-door laminoplasty may need to be revisited.

Keyword

Cervical laminoplasty; Insertion implants without suturing; Surgical outcomes

MeSH Terms

Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Dislocations
Durapatite*
Female
Humans
Laminoplasty*
Male
Methods
Neck Pain
Operative Time
Retrospective Studies
Spine
Sutures
Durapatite
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