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Tanishima, Shinji Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB
Nagashima, Hideki Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Ishii, Hiroyuki Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Misasa Onsen Hospital
Fukata, Satoru Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Misasa Onsen Hospital
Dokai, Toshiyuki Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Masuda Redcross Hospital
Murakami, Taiki Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Morio, Yasuo Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Misasa Onsen Hospital KAKEN
Keywords
Spinal cord diseases
Spine
Postural balance
Laminoplasty
Abstract
[Study Design] Prospective study. [Purpose] To examine the changes in body sway using stabilometry in patients who underwent cervical laminoplasty for cervical myelopathy. [Overview of Literature] Although the patients of cervical myelopathy complain body sway there are few report to examine body sway objectively. [Methods] Patients who received treatment for cervical myelopathy between October 2010 and February 2013 were included. Twenty-one patients underwent cervical laminoplasty (myelopathy group). Body sway was assessed using stabilometry, wherein patients stood on a stabilometer with their eyes closed for 30 seconds. The Romberg ratio, outer peripheral area (OPA) with eyes closed (cm2), and total locus length per unit area (L/A) with eyes closed (/cm) were examined. Examinations were performed preoperatively (at baseline) and at 8 weeks postoperatively. Examination results of patients in the myelopathy group were compared with those of 17 healthy individuals (control group). Clinical symptoms were evaluated using the Japanese Orthopaedic Association scale score (JOA score) and the timed up and go (TUG) test. [Results] In the myelopathy and control groups, the mean baseline Romberg ratio, OPA, and L/A were 2.3±1.2, 8.9±5.5 cm2, and 14.2±5.3/cm and 1.4±1.0, 4.3±2.8 cm2, and 23.7±10.1/cm, respectively. Eight weeks after laminoplasty, only L/A showed significant improvement from baseline in the myelopathy group (23.2±10.1 to 16.8±7.9; p=0.03). The Romberg ratio and OPA showed improvement in the myelopathy group, but the changes were not statistically significant. JOA scores and TUG test results in this group significantly improved from baseline to 8 weeks after laminoplasty (12.7 to 13.4 and 10.8 to 8.0 seconds, respectively; both p<0.05). [Conclusions] L/A is a useful parameter for measuring body sway to assess the recovery of body sway after laminoplasty.
Publisher
Korean Society of Spine Surgery
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN
19761902
EISSN
19767846
NCID
AA12329596
Journal Title
ASIAN SPINE JOURNAL
Current Journal Title
ASIAN SPINE JOURNAL
Volume
11
Issue
5
Start Page
763
End Page
769
Published Date
2017-10
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Text Version
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(C) 2017 by Korean Society of Spine Surgery. Korean Society of Spine Surgery(open-access, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/):This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation
Tanishima Shinji, Nagashima Hideki, Ishii Hiroyuki, et al. Significance of Stabilometry for Assessing Postoperative Body Sway in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy. ASIAN SPINE JOURNAL. 2017. 11(5). 763-769. doi:10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.763
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English
Web of Science Key ut
WOS:000416998300013