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Anterior approach only

This is rarely applicable in posttraumatic kyphotic deformities. The indications include:

  1. Less severe deformities
  2. Some degree of flexibility (no posterior osteotomy required)
  3. The presence of healthy bone

This patient with a remote history of low grade flexion-compression fracture at C5-C6 which healed in relatively mild kyphosis presented with neck pain and new onset of two level radiculopathy.