Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
Name and Synonyms
Ranawat score, Ranawat Scale, Ranawat Classification of Neurologic Deficit
A clinical grading system to describe the neurological status of patient. The Ranawat score is generally used for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Pain, no neurological deficit
Subjective weakness, hyperreflexia, dysesthesias
Objecive weakness, long-tract signs
Ranawat CS, O'Leary P, Pellicci P, et al. Cervical fusion in rheumatoid arthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1979; 61: 1003-1010.
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Chitranjan S. Ranawat
Indian-origin US orthopedic surgeon. Chitranjan S. Ranawat was born in Sarwania, India and completed medical school and early training at Vikram University, Indore. His training continued in the United States with fellowships in reconstructive and hand surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery from 1966 to 1969. He became an attending Orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1969 and practiced at that institution until 1994 when he moved his practice to Lenox Hill Hospital. Although his primary focus of practice is primary and revision total joint surgery, he is known for Ranawat score in the area of spine surgery.