Anterior approach only
This is rarely applicable in posttraumatic kyphotic deformities. The indications include:
- Less severe deformities
- Some degree of flexibility (no posterior osteotomy required)
- 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.