Cervical Arthrodesis Periprocedural Care

Updated: Mar 19, 2015
  • Author: Lawrence S Chin, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Jorge E Alvernia, MD  more...
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Periprocedural Care

Equipment

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Patient Preparation

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Anesthesia

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.

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Positioning

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Monitoring & Follow-up

Postoperatively, neurological functional status and adequate wound healing are monitored among Patients who undergo cervical arthrodesis. Controversy exists regarding the usefulness of external orthoses such as cervical collars in the postoperative period. In addition, the duration of rigid cervical collar use is also controversial and can range from a few weeks up to 3 months.

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