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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
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Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709553/chronic-pre-operative-opioid-use-is-a-risk-factor-for-increased-complications-resource-use-and-costs-after-cervical-fusion
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Nikhil Jain, John L Brock, Frank M Phillips, Tristan Weaver, Safdar N Khan
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: As healthcare transitions to value-based models, there has been an increased focus on patient factors that can influence peri- and post-operative adverse events, resource use, and costs. Many studies have reported risk factors for systemic complications after cervical fusion, but none have studied chronic opioid therapy (COT) as a risk factor. PURPOSE: To answer the following questions from a large cohort of patients who underwent primary cervical fusion for degenerative pathology: (1) What is the patient profile associated with pre-operative COT? (2) Is pre-operative COT a risk factor for 90-day systemic complications, emergency department (ED) visits, readmission, and one-year adverse events? (3) What are the risk factors and one-year adverse events related to long-term post-operative opioid use? and (4) How much did payers reimburse for management of complications and adverse events? STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of Humana commercial insurance data (2007-Q3 2015)...
April 27, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595654/traumatic-c1-2-rotatory-subluxation-with-dens-and-bilateral-articular-facet-fractures-of-c2-a-case-report
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Dong-Gune Chang, Jong-Beom Park, Hyuk-Jin Jang
RATIONALE: To the best of our knowledge, this is an extremely rare case of traumatic C1-2 rotatory subluxation associated with multiple C2 fractures. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 63-year-old man with type 2 traumatic C1-2 rotatory subluxation (Fielding and Hawkins classification) associated with type III dens (Anderson and D'Alonzo classification) and bilateral articular facet fractures of C2. This injury occurred as a result of falling down in a drunken state...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545218/management-issues-in-a-case-of-congenital-cv-junction-anomaly-with-aberrant-retropharyngeal-midline-course-of-bilateral-cervical-icas-at-c1-c2
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Narayanam Anantha Sai Kiran, Veldurti Ananta Kiran Kumar, Laxminadh Sivaraju, Valluri Anil Kumar, Chintakunta Rajesh Reddy, Amit Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Aberrant medial retropharyngeal prevertebral course of internal carotid arteries (ICAs) is extremely uncommon. In oropharyngeal surgeries like trans oral odontoidectomy (TOO) this unrecognized aberrant retropharyngeal course of ICAs can result in devastating complications secondary to inadvertent injury of ICAs. Authors describe this aberrant course of ICAs in a patient with craniovertebral junction (CVJ) anomaly with dysmorphic C1 lateral mass on one side and discuss in detail various management issues in this complex case...
March 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523370/physiologic-facet-capsule-stretch-can-induce-pain-upregulate-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglia-when-preceded-by-a-physiological-mechanical-or-nonpainful-chemical-exposure
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REVIEW
Sagar Singh, Sonia Kartha, Ben A Bulka, Nicholas S Stiansen, Beth A Winkelstein
BACKGROUND: Neck pain from cervical facet loading is common and induces inflammation and upregulation of nerve growth factor (NGF) that can sensitize the joint afferents. Yet, the mechanisms by which these occur and whether afferents can be pre-conditioned by certain nonpainful stimuli are unknown. This study tested the hypothesis that a nonpainful mechanical or chemical insult predisposes a facet joint to generate pain after a later exposure to typically nonpainful distraction. METHODS: Rats were exposed to either a nonpainful distraction or an intra-articular subthreshold dose of NGF followed by a nonpainful distraction two days later...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433176/the-decreasing-prevalence-of-the-arcuate-foramen
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Juan A Sanchis-Gimeno, Susanna Llido, Marcos Miquel-Feutch, Laura Quiles-Guinau, Luis Rios, Mayte Murillo-Llorente, Marcelino Perez-Bermejo, Shahed Nalla
BACKGROUND: The arcuate foramen (AF), or ponticulus posticus, is an anatomic variant of the first cervical vertebra that consists of a complete or partial osseous bridge over the groove for the vertebral artery and extends from the posterior aspect of the superior articular facet to the superior lateral border of the posterior arch. The AF has been associated with clinical symptoms, such as headache, migraine, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, and vertebral artery dissection. We aimed to test whether the prevalence of the AF has decreased in the modern human population over the past centuries as a result of reduction in inbreeding and endogamy...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403242/multilevel-cervical-laminectomy-and-fusion-with-posterior-cervical-cages
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Jad N Bou Monsef, Krzysztof B Siemionow
Context: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a progressive disease that can result in significant disability. Single-level stenosis can be effectively decompressed through either anterior or posterior techniques. However, multilevel pathology can be challenging, especially in the presence of significant spinal stenosis. Three-level anterior decompression and fusion are associated with higher nonunion rates and prolonged dysphagia. Posterior multilevel laminectomies with foraminotomies jeopardize the bone stock required for stable fixation with lateral mass screws (LMSs)...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343043/mandibular-pain-an-uncommon-radiation-for-cervical-facet-joint-syndrome
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Emanuele Piraccini, Helen Byrne, Morena Calli, Giovanni Musetti, Daniele Bellantonio, Ruggero M Corso, Stefano Maitan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318337/full-endoscopic-posterior-foraminotomy-surgery-for-cervical-disc-herniations
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REVIEW
M Komp, S Oezdemir, P Hahn, S Ruetten
OBJECTIVE: Surgery for cervical disc herniation with full-endoscopic posterior access. INDICATIONS: Cervical disc herniation and neuroforaminal pathology with radicular symptoms. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Neck pain alone, cervical myelopathy or pathologies with central nervous system symptoms, instabilities requiring correction/instabilities. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Introduction of a surgical tube to the facet joint at the level to be operated on...
February 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310380/traumatic-c1-2-posterolateral-dislocation-with-dens-fracture-injury-of-the-transverse-atlantal-ligament-and-unilateral-facet-fracture-with-subluxation-of-c6-7-a-case-report
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Jong-Beom Park, Sung Shik Kang, Jin S Yeom
RATIONALE: Traumatic C1-2 dislocation associated with contiguous or noncontiguous cervical spine injury is rare. Moreover, there have been no reports describing traumatic C1-2 dislocation associated with multiple contiguous and noncontiguous cervical injuries. PATIENT CONCERNS: The authors present a case of a 20-year-old male with painful limitation of motion of the neck. This complex cervical injury occurred due to hyperextension of the head in a rotated position...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200944/cost-utility-analysis-of-cervical-therapeutic-medial-branch-blocks-in-managing-chronic-neck-pain
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Alan D Kaye, Joshua A Hirsch
Background: Controlled diagnostic studies have established the prevalence of cervical facet joint pain to range from 36% to 67% based on the criterion standard of ≥ 80% pain relief. Treatment of cervical facet joint pain has been described with Level II evidence of effectiveness for therapeutic facet joint nerve blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy and with no significant evidence for intraarticular injections. However, there have not been any cost effectiveness or cost utility analysis studies performed in managing chronic neck pain with or without headaches with cervical facet joint interventions...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173659/radiofrequency-denervation-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine
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REVIEW
Jessica Arias Garau
Facet or zygapophysial joint pain is commonly seen in the aging population. Interventional procedures, such as facet joint nerve blocks, facet intraarticular injections, and radiofrequency denervation, are used for the diagnosis and treatment of axial spinal chronic neck and low back pain. The focus of this article is to understand how radiofrequency denervation works in the cervical and lumbar spine and to be able to properly select appropriate patients who might benefit from this safe and effective procedure...
February 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146433/a-novel-technique-for-cervical-facet-joint-hyperplasia-spondylotic-radiculopathy-by-laminar-and-lateral-mass-screw-cofixations
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Sun-Ren Sheng, Ke Wang, Majid Nisar, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Ai-Min Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the novel technique and report the outcomes of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia treated with minimally invasive surgery by laminar and lateral mass screw cofixations. METHOD: In this retrospective study, patients with spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia underwent this technique in our unit between January 2010 and June 2015. Hospital charts, magnetic resonance imaging studies, and follow-up records for all the patients were reviewed...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135880/histological-osteoarthritic-changes-in-the-human-cervical-spine-facet-joints-related-to-age-and-gender
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Lars Uhrenholt, Annie Vesterby Charles, Markil Gregersen, Jan Hartvigsen, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional autopsy study. OBJECTIVE: Quantify histological changes in the lower cervical spine facet joints with regard to age and gender using systematic random sampling of entire joints. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neck pain is a common debilitating musculoskeletal condition and one of the highest ranked causes of years lived with disability. The cause of neck pain is multifactorial and osteoarthritis is one potential cause...
November 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960819/circumferential-reconstruction-of-subaxial-cervical-and-cervicothoracic-spine-by-simultaneously-combined-anterior-posterior-approaches-in-the-sitting-position
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Yue Han, Xin-Long Ma, Yong-Cheng Hu, Jun Miao, Ji-Dong Zhang, Jian-Qiang Bai, Qun Xia
OBJECTIVE: To introduce and analyze the feasibility of a new surgical strategy for circumferential reconstruction of subaxial cervical and cervicothoracic spine by simultaneously combined anterior-posterior approach in the sitting position. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for seven patients who underwent the above surgical procedure between July 2011 and January 2015. Among the seven patients, there were six men and one woman, with an average age of 52 years (range, 36-79 years)...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934800/comparison-of-intraarticular-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-intraarticular-corticosteroid-injection-for-management-of-cervical-facet-joint-pain
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Ji Woon Lim, Yun-Woo Cho, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND: Disorders of the facet joints are some of the most common sources of chronic spinal pain. Facet joint pain is responsible for approximately 50% of patients with chronic neck pain. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation, after placing needle electrodes into the joint space, has been recently reported for the management of joint pain. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraarticular (IA) PRF for the management of cervical facet joint (CFJ) pain...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882525/multilevel-posterior-foraminotomy-with-laminoplasty-versus-laminoplasty-alone-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-radiculopathy-a-comparative-study
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Jung-Ki Ha
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term surgical outcomes of additional posterior foraminotomy with laminoplasty (LF) for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with radiculopathy...
March 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821971/multiscale-mechanics-of-the-cervical-facet-capsular-ligament-with-particular-emphasis-on-anomalous-fiber-realignment-prior-to-tissue-failure
#18
Sijia Zhang, Vahhab Zarei, Beth A Winkelstein, Victor H Barocas
The facet capsular ligaments encapsulate the bilateral spinal facet joints and are common sources of painful injury due to afferent innervation. These ligaments exhibit architectural complexity, which is suspected to contribute to the experimentally observed lack of co-localization between macroscopic strain and microstructural tissue damage. The heterogeneous and multiscale nature of this ligament, combined with challenges in experimentally measuring its microscale mechanics, hinders the ability to understand sensory mechanisms under normal or injurious loading...
February 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807894/advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-neck-pain
#19
REVIEW
Steven P Cohen, W Michael Hooten
Neck pain imposes a considerable personal and socioeconomic burden-it is one of the top five chronic pain conditions in terms of prevalence and years lost to disability-yet it receives a fraction of the research funding given to low back pain. Although most acute episodes resolve spontaneously, more than a third of affected people still have low grade symptoms or recurrences more than one year later, with genetics and psychosocial factors being risk factors for persistence. Nearly half of people with chronic neck pain have mixed neuropathic-nociceptive symptoms or predominantly neuropathic symptoms...
August 14, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775081/cervical-facet-joint-septic-arthritis-a-real-pain-in-the-neck
#20
Sahiba Sethi, Mathew Kurian Vithayathil
A 64-year-old man with a complex medical history and previous cervical arthritis with discectomy presents with a 2-day history of neck and lower back pain and shortness of breath, associated with left-sided muscle weakness. He has a fever with severe sepsis causing acute renal failure. MRI spine shows evidence of left cervical facet joint septic arthritis at C6-T1. He required 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics and intensive support with ventilation and haemofiltration. After completion of antibiotics, he made a full recovery and regained neurological function before discharge...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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