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* Secure the mesh to the anterior longitudinal ligament without any tension.
Wakao et al., "Examination of the influence of ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament on symptom progression and surgical outcome of ossification of the thoracic ligamentum flavum: a multicenter study," Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, vol.
As noted in the releases section, restoring the lordosis can also involve lengthening of the anterior column with release of the anterior longitudinal ligament and resection of the disc.
In the anatomical three-column model described by Denis (5), the anterior column includes the anterior longitudinal ligament and the anterior half of the vertebral body and the annulus fibrosus, the middle column includes the posterior half of the vertebral body and the annulus fibrosus along with the posterior longitudinal ligament, and the posterior column includes the bone and ligamentous structures posterior to the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Near the vertebral attachment, the crura are tendinous in structure and merge with the anterior longitudinal ligament. The right crus is stronger, broader and longer than the left, and originates from the anterolateal surface of the first three lumbar vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs (IVDs).

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