Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy Indications, Technique, and Outcomes

Shah Jahan M. Dodwad, Shah Nawaz M. Dodwad, Mark L. Prasarn, Jason W. Savage, Alpesh A. Patel, Wellington K. Hsu

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Cervical radiculopathy presents with upper extremity pain, decreased sensation, and decreased strength caused by irritation of specific nerve root(s). After failure of conservative management, surgical options include anterior cervical decompression and fusion, disk arthroplasty, and posterior cervical foraminotomy. In this review, we discuss indications, techniques, and outcomes of posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-185
Number of pages9
JournalClinical spine surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2016


  • cervical radiculopathy
  • clinical outcomes
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • posterior cervical foraminotomy
  • posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy
  • surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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