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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937469/outcome-of-a-resident-spine-surgical-skills-training-program
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Brian P Calio, Christopher K Kepler, John D Koerner, Jeffrey A Rihn, Paul Millhouse, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaver training lab. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a technical cadaver skills training lab for spinal surgery increases resident confidence, satisfaction in training, and perception of operating room safety. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Resident training is an important topic in the setting of work hour reform. The use of supplemental materials such as videos, sawbones, and simulators may become important to adequately train orthopedic residents...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937466/compressive-myelopathy-in-congenital-kyphosis-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-a-retrospective-study-of-6-cases
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Zhengfeng Zhang, Honggang Wang, Wenjie Zheng
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this retrospective study was to describe the uncommon presentation of neurological deficits in patients with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine (T1-T4). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Congenital kyphosis is an uncommon deformity but can potentially lead to spinal cord compression and paraplegia, particularly in type I (failure of formation) deformities. Few reports have described compressive myelopathy associated with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937458/transpedicular-corpectomy-and-cage-placement-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-lumbar-burst-fractures
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Martin H Pham, Alexander Tuchman, Thomas C Chen, Frank L Acosta, Patrick C Hsieh, John C Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To review the feasibility of a posterior-only approach for instrumented reconstruction in lumbar burst fractures. BACKGROUND: Burst fractures of the lumbar spine have been treated through a variety of techniques, including anterior, posterior, or combined approaches. Here we review series of patients undergoing posterior-only transpedicular corpectomy with instrumented fusion for traumatic lumbar burst fracture...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936559/posterior-column-reconstruction-improves-fusion-rates-at-the-level-of-osteotomy-in-three-column-posterior-based-osteotomies
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Stephen J Lewis, Chandan Mohanty, Aaron M Gazendam, So Kato, Sam G Keshen, Noah D Lewis, Sofia P Magana, David Perlmutter, Jennifer Cape
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of pseudarthrosis at the osteotomy site after three-column spinal osteotomies (3-COs) with posterior column reconstruction. METHODS: 82 consecutive adult 3-COs (66 patients) with a minimum of 2-year follow-up were retrospectively reviewed. All cases underwent posterior 3-COs with two-rod constructs. The inferior facets of the proximal level were reduced to the superior facets of the distal level. If that was not possible, a structural piece of bone graft either from the local resection or a local rib was slotted in the posterior column defect to re-establish continual structural posterior bone across the lateral margins of the resection...
September 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930903/effects-of-localized-cold-therapy-on-pain-in-postoperative-spinal-fusion-patients-a-randomized-control-trial
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Patricia Quinlan, Jack Davis, Kara Fields, Pia Madamba, Lisa Colman, Daniela Tinca, Regina Cannon Drake
BACKGROUND: Cold therapy used in the sports medicine settings has been found to be effective in reducing postoperative pain; however, there are limited studies that examine the effect of cold therapy on postoperative pain in patients with posterior lumbar spinal fusion. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of cold on postoperative spine pain and add to the body of knowledge specific to practical application of cold therapy in the spine surgery setting...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927345/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-in-evaluating-neurological-deficits-during-1036-posterior-spinal-fusions
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Samyuktha R Melachuri, Jaspreet Kaur, Manasa K Melachuri, Donald J Crammond, Jeffrey R Balzer, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study is to assess the sensitivity and specificity of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) in predicting perioperative neurological deficits during posterior spinal fusions (PSF). METHODS: This study examined the diagnostic accuracy of significant changes of SSEPs and multimodal monitoring to evaluate and predict post-operative neurological deficits after PSF. All 1036 patients underwent PSF at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 2010 to 2012...
September 19, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922883/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-prevention-strategies-a-video-technique-guide
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Michael M Safaee, Joseph A Osorio, Kushagra Verma, Shay Bess, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Robert Hart, Vedat Deviren, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a well-recognized complication in patients undergoing posterior instrumented fusion procedures for adult spinal deformity. Strategies that reduce rates of PJK have the potential to improve the safety of these operations and decrease cost by eliminating the need for revision surgery. OBJECTIVE: To present a set of surgical techniques that can decrease rates of PJK in adults undergoing surgery for spinal deformity...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922276/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-posterior-lumbar-spinal-surgery
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Jia-Ming Liu, Hui-Lin Deng, Xuan-Yin Chen, Yang Zhou, Dong Yang, Man-Sheng Duan, Shan-Hu Huang, Zhi-Li Liu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify the independent risk factors for postoperative SSI after posterior lumbar spinal surgery based on the perioperative factors analysis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common complications after spinal surgery. Previous studies have identified different risk factors for postoperative SSI following lumbar spinal surgery...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919066/clinical-efficacy-of-ct-guided-percutaneous-huge-ilio-psoas-abscesses-drainage-combined-with-posterior-approach-surgery-for-the-management-of-dorsal-and-lumbar-spinal-tuberculosis-in-adults
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Authrors Dexin Zou, Junlin Zhou, Xiaobin Zhou, Xiaobing Jiang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of CT-guided percutaneous huge ilio-psoas abscesses drainage combined with posterior approach surgery for the management of dorsal and lumbar spinal tuberculosis in 16 adult cases. METHODS: Between January 2006 and June 2013, a total of 16 dorsal and lumbar spinal tuberculosis patients with huge ilio-psoas abscesses underwent two-stage CT-guided percutaneous abscesses drainage and posterior debridement, decompression, intervertebral fusion and instrumentation...
September 12, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917092/progressive-halo-vest-traction-preceding-posterior-occipitocervical-instrumented-fusion-for-irreducible-atlantoaxial-dislocation-and-basilar-invagination
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Peng Li, Deming Bao, Huijuan Cheng, Fanshuai Meng, Junwei Li
OBJECTIVES: Surgical treatment of irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation (IAAD) with basilar invagination (BI) is associated with high rates of severe complications, including mortality. This retrospective study investigated the safety and efficacy of progressive halo-vest traction for IAAD with BI prior to posterior occipitocervical instrumented fusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 39 patients with IAAD with BI underwent preoperative reduction by progressive halo-vest traction for 20...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906383/comparing-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-spondylolisthesis-a-strobe-compliant-observational-study
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Dapeng Zhang, Keya Mao, Xiaojun Qiang
Although spondylolisthesis was traditionally treated with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) was recently proposed as an alternative treatment for spondylolisthesis. However, no studies have focused on the comparison of these 2 techniques' outcome on spondylolisthesis.The operative reports and perioperative data of patients who underwent single-level primary open PLIF (n = 29) and MIS-TLIF (n = 26) for I/II spondylolisthesis were retrospectively evaluated...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904564/the-role-of-pre-reduction-mri-in-the-management-of-complex-cervical-spine-fracture-dislocations-an-ongoing-controversy
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Sergiu Botolin, Todd F VanderHeiden, Ernest E Moore, Herbert Fried, Philip F Stahel
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine fracture-dislocations in neurologically intact patients represent a surgical challenge due to the risk of inflicting iatrogenic spinal cord compression by closed reduction maneuvers. The use of MRI for early advanced imaging in these injuries remains controversially debated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year old man sustained a fall over the handlebars of his racing bicycle. The helmeted patient sustained a fall on his head which resulted in a hyperflexion injury of the neck...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894679/management-of-thoracic-disc-herniations-via-posterior-unilateral-modified-transfacet-pedicle-sparing-decompression-with-segmental-instrumentation-and-interbody-fusion
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Daniel A Carr, Andrey A Volkov, David L Rhoiney, Pradeep Setty, Ryan J Barrett, Roderick Claybrooks, Peter L Bono, Doris Tong, Teck M Soo
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case series was to demonstrate the safety of a modified transfacet pedicle-sparing decompression and instrumented fusion in patients with thoracic disc herniations (TDHs). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing operative management of TDH from July 2007 to December 2011 using a posterior unilateral modified transfacet pedicle-sparing approach were identified...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889042/marginal-en-bloc-resection-of-c2-3-chordoma-with-bilateral-vertebral-artery-preservation-and-mesh-cage-reconstruction-with-review-of-previously-published-cases
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Steven O Tenny, Landon D Ehlers, J Will Robbins, Christopher C Gillis
BACKGROUND: Chordomas arise from remnants of the notocord and occur throughout the neuroaxis. En bloc resection of chordomas can prove especially challenging in the upper cervical spine secondary to the unique structural anatomy and intimate relationship to the vertebral arteries and spinal cord. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the resection of a C2-3 chordoma in a 55 year old female in two stage fashion with preservation of the vertebral arteries. First a posterior instrumented fusion and removal of the posterior elements was performed, followed by an anterior transmandibular en bloc resection with cage reconstruction with kick-plate support achievable with off-the-shelf products...
September 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887065/pulmonary-function-and-thoracic-deformities-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-27-years-or-longer-after-spinal-fusion-with-harrington-instrument
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Tsutomu Akazawa, Shingo Kuroya, Masahiro Iinuma, Kota Asano, Yoshiaki Torii, Tasuku Umehara, Toshiaki Kotani, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Shohei Minami, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Wataru Saito, Seiji Ohtori, Hisateru Niki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to conduct an investigation into spinal fusion with Harrington instrument (HI) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to survey pulmonary function and thoracic deformity outcomes many years after surgery. METHODS: Subjects comprised 194 patients diagnosed with AIS and treated with spinal fusion using HI between 1968 and 1987. Patients who gave their informed consent were subjected to a complete standing spine X-ray, chest CT, and pulmonary function tests...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885344/surgical-treatment-for-lumbar-hyperlordosis-after-resection-of-a-spinal-lipoma-associated-with-spina-bifida-a-case-report
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Tatsuya Sato, Ikuho Yonezawa, Shingo Onda, Kei Yoshikawa, Hiromitsu Takano, Yukitoshi Shimamura, Takatoshi Okuda, Kazuo Kaneko
RATIONALE: A hyperlordosis deformity of the lumbar spine is relatively rare, and surgical treatment has not been comprehensively addressed. In this case report, we describe the clinical presentation, surgical treatment, and medium-term follow-up of a patient presenting with a progressive lumbar hyperlordosis deformity after resection of a spinal lipoma associated with spina bifida. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 20-year-old woman presenting with a progressive hyperlordosis deformity of the lumbar spine associated with significant back pain (visual analog pain score of 89/100 mm), but with no neurological symptoms...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885293/surgeon-reimbursement-relative-to-hospital-payments-for-spinal-fusion-trends-from-10-year-medicare-analysis
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Nikhil Jain, Frank M Phillips, Adam L Shimer, Safdar N Khan
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, economic analysis OBJECTIVE.: To analyze the trend in hospital charge and payment adjusted to corresponding surgeon charge and payment for cervical and lumbar fusions in a Medicare sample population from 2005-2014. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have reported trends and variation in hospital charges and payments for spinal fusion, but none have incorporated surgeon data in analysis. Knowledge of the fiscal relationship between hospitals and surgeons over time will be important for stakeholders as we move toward bundled payments...
September 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885286/predicting-perioperative-complications-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-using-a-simple-sliding-scale
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Go Yoshida, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yu Yamato, Sho Kobayashi, Shin Oe, Tomohiro Banno, Yuuki Mihara, Hideyuki Arima, Hiroki Ushirozako, Tatsuya Yasuda, Daisuke Togawa, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database study OBJECTIVE.: To develop and validate a sliding scale for predicting perioperative complications associated with ASD surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ASD surgery can have high perioperative complication rates, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Data on consecutive ASD patients undergoing posterior corrective surgery over a six-year interval were collected from a prospective database...
September 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885124/thoracic-spinal-cord-impingement-by-an-arachnoid-web-at-the-level-of-a-hemivertebra-case-report
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Molly E Hubbard, Matthew A Hunt, Kristen E Jones, David W Polly
Congenital scoliosis due to a hemivertebra requires surgical stabilization prior to skeletal maturity if rapidly progressive curve growth occurs. Here the authors present the unique case of a man who, at the age of 12 years, had undergone Harrington rod placement for stabilization of progressive congenital scoliosis due to a T-11 hemivertebra and then, at the age of 53 years, presented with acutely progressive myelopathy due to spinal cord compression from an arachnoid web at T-11 despite a solid fusion mass at the prior surgical site...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885083/risk-factors-for-progressive-neuromuscular-scoliosis-requiring-posterior-spinal-fusion-after-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy
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Vijay M Ravindra, Michael T Christensen, Kaine Onwuzulike, John T Smith, Kyle Halvorson, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Marion L Walker, Robert J Bollo
OBJECTIVE Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) via limited laminectomy is an effective treatment of lower-extremity spasticity in the pediatric population. Children with spasticity are also at risk for neuromuscular scoliosis; however, specific risk factors for progressive spinal deformity requiring posterior spinal fusion (PSF) after SDR are unknown. The authors' goal was to identify potential risk factors. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent SDR via limited laminectomy between 2003 and 2014 and who had at least 1 year of follow-up...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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