Cervical spine is one of the most crucial and delicate part of human body. It consists of 7 bones separated by inter-vertebral discs that allow the spine to move freely and begins at the base of the skull. It has a vital role in the movement of neck spine. For this reason, any injuries to this area require immediate medical care. Some of the conditions that affect this area of spine are:
- Herniated Disc
- Cervical spinal stenosis (OPLL)
- Cervical trauma
- Cervical Vertebral Tumors
- Cervical Deformity
- Spinal Infections
360 degree procedures are required where the spinal cord is compromised from both front and back. This happens in degenerative spine or trauma (due to disruption of anatomy) or tuberculosis (due to destruction of vertebral bodies). Hence we now know that there are two reasons for 360 degrees or circumferential fusion that is either severe compression and/or complete destruction.