What is Corpectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Corpectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a portion of the vertebra and adjacent discs to relieve pressure (decompress) the spinal cord and nerves. A bone graft with or without a metal plate and screws is used to reconstruct the spine and provide stability.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Corpectomy

Side effect Patients
Stiffness/spasticity 1


Stopped having Corpectomy

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