Cervical spondylosis, spondylotic myelopathy, cervical disc prolapse and cervical spine fractures are the common problems we encounter in cervical spine region. Few case examples are given below.
Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the patient develops weakness of both upper and lower limbs with unsteady gait due to compression of cervical spinal cord. This patient a 55yr old female was operated for cervical myelopathy (cervical corpectomy and cage fixation) and gradually improved and was able to do her day to day activities in 5 months’ time.
58yr old male with hepatic dysfunction presented with inability to walk due to odontoid fracture and atlanto axial dislocation (1yr old injury) leading to cord compression. Dislocation was reduced and stabilized with C1-C2 screw fixation. Patient had neurological recovery and was able to walk in 6 weeks’ time.
15 yr old school going boy presented to us with 2 month old neglected cervical spine fracture and weakness of all 4 limbs. Three stage complex cervical spine surgery was performed and he was back to school after 2 months.