Title: Intermittent feet dorsiflexion as a simple trick to improve cervical fluoroscopic visualization
Authors: De Vloo, Philippe ×
Schrooten, Belinda
Daenekindt, Thomas
Deckers, Jens
Peuskens, Diedrik
Engelborghs, Koen
Weyns, Frank
Wuyts, Jan #
Issue Date: Aug-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Series Title: World Neurosurgery vol:92
Article number: S1878-8750(16)30318-7
Abstract: Anterior cervical surgery is routinely performed using fluoroscopy. Particularly in obese, muscular and broad shouldered patients, visualizing the lower cervical levels can be challenging. We recently found that grabbing both feet of the patient at the level of the metatarsals and cranially pushing the feet of the patient, thereby creating dorsiflexion at the ankle joints, seems to increase the number of fluoroscopically visualized cervical levels. We aim to measure the average change in fluoroscopically visualized levels when performing this maneuver.
ISSN: 1878-8750
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
Interdepartmental Platform Hospital Care
Medicine Teaching Programs
× corresponding author
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