Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, MD and Charles R. Clark, MD
The prevalence of dysphagia after cervical decompression and arthrodesis is estimated to be 50% within one month and 21% at twelve months post surgery. Doctors Clark and Mendoza-Lattes report in their JBJS article that dynamic retraction seemed to be associated with a lower prevalence of postoperative dysphagia. In this video supplement to the article, the authors discuss and demonstrate several useful techniques they employ to decrease intraoperative esophageal pressure and avoid decreased esophageal mucosal blood flow during surgical retraction.
- Preoperative Review
- Ceervical Exposure
- Plate Fixation
- Avoiding Postoperative Dysphagia
- Surgical Pearls
- Avoiding Complications
See the Corresponding JBJS Article:
- Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, Kirk Clifford, Robert Bartelt, Janet Stewart, Charles R. Clark, and André P. Boezaart.
- Dysphagia Following Anterior Cervical Arthrodesis Is Associated with Continuous, Strong Retraction of the Esophagus
J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., Feb 2008; 90: 256 – 263. [Article]
- Total Run Time: 19:47 minutes
- Catalog Number: 8023
- VJO Publication Date: March, 2008