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10-DECEMBER-2012 AHMAD MUHAMED SALEH 34 YEARS
EXTRUDED DISC C5-6.
The patient is a doctor came to the clinic 01-December-2012
complaining of left knee pain and neck pain
radiating to the left upper limb after suffering
RTA 15 days ago. 3 days ago he started to
complain of severe neck pain with right upper
limb pain with numbness of the thumb of the
right hand with positive cough sign.
On examination: the patient
has pain when looking to all directions with
weak grip and extension right hand 4/5 and right
triceps muscle 4/5. There is hypalgesia of the
thumb and index fingers right hand.
MRI of the cervical spine
done 02-December-2012 showing huge extruded disc
C5-6 with compression of the spinal cord more to
Discectomy of C5-6 with
removal of the extrusion until the dura was
seen. A 6.1x12x15 mm Fidji cage was inserted
with NovaBone. A 22 mm length one level
Trinica plate with 4 fixed 14 mm length screws
were used to perform fusion of C5-6.
Routine closure of the
wounds. Smooth postoperative recovery.
The power of the right upper limb became normal.
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The patient got traumatic
extrusion, which escalated 3 days after the
insult. This means that the extrusion could take
place after several days after the injury.
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