Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Personalized approach to diagnostics and treatment of patients with posttraumatic and degenerative diseases of cervical spine

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №2 Pages: 244-250
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Ostrovsky V.V., Shchanitsyn I.N.

Aim: to develop a personalized approach to diagnostics and treatment of patients outcomes with degenerative and post-injury deformities of cervical spine. Material and Methods. Between January 2009 and January 2016, 520 patients at the age of 15-80 years with degenerative (227) and traumatic (293) lesions of cervical spine were treated in neuro-surgical department. We conducted a comparative analysis of two groups of patients: treated in the period from 2009 to 2012 (group 1: 235 patients) and in the period from 2013 to 2016 (group 2: 285 patients). The developed diagnostic algorithm was used in patients of group 2 when the operation was planned. Results. The frequency of all complications was significantly lower in group 2. In the analysis of complications it was revealed that more often in group 1 there were: dysphagia, dysphonia, severe postoperative pain in the neck and upper limbs; breakdown or malposition of the screw, graft or plate. Conclusion. The comprehensive algorithms for diagnosis and treatment of patients with degenerative and post-injury deformities of cervical spine that take into account their individual morphometric and functional data allow to form an effective personalized program of surgical rehabilitation and reduce the number of perioperative complications from 35 to 9%.

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