Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.292
Revised: March 8, 2014
Accepted: April 17, 2014
Published online: July 18, 2014
Core tip: This review summarizes the pertinent features of cervical rheumatoid arthritis. A discussion of important preoperative considerations and surgical approaches in a modern era with advancing medical therapy is provided. The evolution of surgical techniques and outcomes are also highlighted.