ABSTRACT: To investigate clinical features of the traumatic cervical disc herniation and through retrospective analysis 62 cases of traumatic cervical disc herniation.
Among 62 patients with traumatic cervical disc herniation, 46 patients were male and 16 patients were female, with an average ages of 36.4 years. According to the clinical manifestation, there were 30 cases of symmetrical limb palsy, 19 cases of upper motor palsy serious than lower, 13 cases of unilateral palsy and contralateral disorder of algesthesia and thermesthesia. There were 58 patients treated with operation and 4 patients treated with conservative method.
All of the incisions were with primary healing. Twenty-four patients recovered to normal, and other 34 cases improved obviously and the duration of follow-up ranged from 6 to 28 months. The average time was 11 months. JOA scores increased from preoperative 5.6 to postoperative 12.7.
Operative treatment is effective for different types of the traumatic cervical disc herniation.
Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology 01/2009; 21(12):924-5.