Orthopedics Book


Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Aka: Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
  1. See Also
    1. Cervical Disc Herniation
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Hard disc lesion: Cervical Spondylosis (chronic) in older patients
    2. Pressure of posterior osteophytes at anterior cord
    3. Results in combined nerve root and cord symptoms
  3. Symptoms
    1. Cervical Nerve root related symptoms (upper extremity)
      1. Cervical Disc Herniation symptoms in arms
    2. Cord related symptoms (lower extremity)
      1. Gait difficulty
      2. Leg weakness and spasticity
  4. Course
    1. Gradual onset at age 50 with slow progression

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