Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and the Aging Spine: Introduction to the Special Issue

J Clin Med. 2020 Aug 6;9(8):2535. doi: 10.3390/jcm9082535.


Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) is the most common cause of spinal cord injury in the world, but despite this, there remains many areas of uncertainty regarding the management of the condition. This special issue was dedicated to presenting current research topics in DCM. Within this issue, 12 publications are presented, including an introductory narrative overview of DCM and 11 articles comprising 9 research papers and 2 systematic reviews focusing on different aspects, ranging from genetic factors to clinical assessments, imaging, sagittal balance, surgical treatment, and outcome prediction. These articles represented contributions from a diverse group of researchers coming from multiple countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, South Korea, and Canada.

Keywords: compressive myelopathy; focus issue; introduction; spinal cord injury; spondylosis.

Publication types

  • Editorial