Posterior cervical foraminotomy for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy

Michael G. Fehlings Division of Neurosurgery and Spinal Program, Krembil Neuroscience Center, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

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    Zdeblick TA, , Zou D, , Warden KE, , McCabe R, , Kunz D, & Vanderby R: Cervical stability after foraminotomy. A biomechanical in vitro analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 74:2227, 1992

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