Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is the most common cause of nontraumatic spinal cord injury worldwide. Even relatively mild impairment in functional scores can significantly impact daily activities. Surgery is an effective treatment for DCM, but outcomes are dependent on more than technique and preoperative neurologic deficits.
Recommended CitationStricsek, Geoffrey; Gillick, John; Rymarczuk, George; and Harrop, James, "Managing the Complex Patient with Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: How to Handle the Aging Spine, the Obese Patient, and Individuals with Medical Comorbidities." (2018). Farber Institute for Neurosciences Faculty Papers. Paper 29.