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Posterior spinal fusion

Christian B Theodotou, George M Ghobrial, Andrew L Middleton, Michael Y Wang, Allan D Levi
BACKGROUND: Cervical facet dislocations are among the most common traumatic spinal injuries. Posterior, anterior, and combined surgical approaches have been described and are widely debated. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate efficacy in anterior-only surgical management for subaxial cervical facet dislocations. METHODS: A consistent surgical algorithm for cervical facet dislocation was applied over a 19-yr period and analyzed retrospectively in adults with acute unilateral or bilateral facet dislocation of the subaxial cervical spine...
March 14, 2018: Neurosurgery
Yad Ram Yadav, Shailendra Ratre, Vijay Parihar, Amitesh Dubey, Mashoo N Dubey
Symptomatic ventral cervical cord compressions have been treated by anterior discectomy with fusion, anterior corpectomy and fusion, discectomy with an artificial disc, and minimally invasive techniques. There are complications associated with the fusion procedure, especially when a long segment fusion is undertaken. Partial removal of the vertebral body without fusion could help in avoiding fusion and its associated complications. We are describing the detailed surgical technique, indications, limitations, and early results of endoscopic partially corpectomy...
March 2018: Neurology India
Dexin Zou, Junlin Zhou, Xiaobing Jiang
Tuberculosis combined with brucellosis is a very rare condition. Overlapping clinical presentation and laboratory parameters of tuberculosis and brucellosis may lead to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of the condition. The current study presents the case of a 45-year-old male with symptoms of lower back pain, non-tender swelling in the right flank, intermittent hyperpyrexia, sweating, body aches and numbness and weakness of right lower limb. A lumbar computed tomograph (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging indicated vertebral destruction and the formation of sequestra and thecal sac compression...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
W D Liang, Z L Ren, J Sheng, J Wang, Abulizi Yakefu, W B Sheng
Objective: To discuss the surgical treatment and its effectiveness of odontoid fracture complicated with atlantoaxial dislocation in children with spinal cord injury. Methods: From January 2010 to December 2014, 10 cases of children under 14 years old, with intractable odontoid fracture with atlantoaxial dislocation were enrolled. The mean duration between injury and admission was 8.5 d (range 1-30 d). The surgery was performed using posterior reduction and internal fixation or anterior release combined with posterior fixation...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Rachid Madkouri, David Brauge, Anthony Vidon-Buthion, Elie Fahed, Klaus-Luc Mourier, Jacques Beaurain, Mickael Grelat
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate modifications in static spinal status after posterior decompression surgery without fusion in patients with symptomatic central canal stenosis. MATERIAL & METHODS: From November 2014 to May 2016, 72 patients who underwent isolated decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis were prospectively enrolled in this monocentric study. All of the patients had lateral full-body x-rays using the EOS system (EOS Imaging, Paris, France) before surgery and after 12 months of follow-up...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Vinayak Narayan, Nasser Mohammed, Amey R Savardekar, Devi Prasad Patra, Anil Nanda
INTRODUCTION: Spinal tuberculosis [TB] is a common infectious disease prevalent in developing countries and a rising disaster in developed countries. The association of tuberculosis with spondylolisthesis is rarely reported in literature. The aim of our review is to analyse the clinical features and radiologic characteristics of TB spondylolisthesis along with providing a concise update on its surgical management, based on current literature. METHODS: A systematic review is performed after conducting a thorough search in the PubMed database...
March 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Daeyeong Chung, Dae-Chul Cho, Seong-Hyun Park, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Joo-Kyung Sung, Younghoon Jeon
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pain-related behaviors after bilateral C2 root resection and change in pain patterns in the suboccipital region in rats. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to three groups (n=25/group); näive, sham, and C2 resection. Three, 7, 10, and 14 days after surgery, cold allodynia was assessed using 20 μL of 99.7% acetone. c-Fos and c-Jun were immunohistochemically stained to evaluate activation of dorsal horn gray matter in C2 segments of the spinal cord 2 hours, 1 day, 7 days, and 14 days after surgery...
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Anouar Bourghli, Safwat Abouhashem, Rami Abo Wali, Ibrahim Obeid, Louis Boissiere, Jean-Marc Vital, Mohammed Al Sarawan
PURPOSE: Gunshot injury to the spine can be devastating, and it has increased in the civilian population during the last decade. METHODS: We present the case of a 30-year-old male, who received a bullet in his back after exchange of fire with the police. Initial assessment revealed paraparesis with cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF) from the bullet entry hole, CT scan showed metal debris with two bullet fragments in the L5/S1 right foramen and lateral recess, and another fragment in the central canal posteriorly, and also it revealed two fracture lines creating a right L5 "floating pedicle"...
March 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
Taylor J Jackson, Burt Yaszay, Joshua M Pahys, Anuj Singla, Firoz Miyanji, Suken A Shah, Paul D Sponseller, Peter O Newton, John M Flynn, Patrick J Cahill
BACKGROUND: For large scoliosis, 2 strategies to maximize correction include intraoperative traction and/or anterior release. It is unclear which patients will benefit the most form either approach. The purpose of our study is to compare the radiographic, perioperative clinical outcomes, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes of 2 approaches when used in severe neuromuscular scoliosis in the setting of cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: In total, 23 patients with minimum 2-year follow-up, major curves ≥100 degrees, and in whom treatment included posterior spinal fusion were evaluated...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Samuel K Cho, Jun S Kim, Samuel C Overley, Robert K Merrill
Cervical laminoplasty was initially described for the management of cervical myelopathy resulting from multilevel stenosis secondary to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. The general concepts are preservation of the dorsal elements, preservation of segmental motion, and expansion of the spinal canal via laminar manipulation. No clear evidence suggests that laminoplasty is superior to either posterior laminectomy or anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion. However, laminoplasty has its own advantages, indications, and complications...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
A Tateen, J Bogert, H Koller, A Hempfing
BACKGROUND: Surgical correction of ASD can be challenging. The indication for surgery is individual and after specification of the therapeutic goals, detailed planning of the surgery is essential to achieve a good postoperative result. COMPLICATIONS AND INDICATION: The reasons for the comparatively high complication rate are well investigated and are often located at the lumbosacral junction. In addition to negative general factors like osteoporosis, especially undercorrection of the sagittal profile and insufficient lumbo-pelvic stabilization are causative...
March 5, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Ching-Yen Kuo, Liang-Chin Yu, Hou-Chaung Chen, Chien-Lung Chan
Objectives: The aims of this study were to compare the performance of machine learning methods for the prediction of the medical costs associated with spinal fusion in terms of profit or loss in Taiwan Diagnosis-Related Groups (Tw-DRGs) and to apply these methods to explore the important factors associated with the medical costs of spinal fusion. Methods: A data set was obtained from a regional hospital in Taoyuan city in Taiwan, which contained data from 2010 to 2013 on patients of Tw-DRG49702 (posterior and other spinal fusion without complications or comorbidities)...
January 2018: Healthcare Informatics Research
Turgut Akgül, Kerim Sarıyılmaz, Murat Korkmaz, Okan Özkunt, Özcan Kaya, Fatih Dikici
Study Design: Retrospective analysis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the influence of distinct distal fusion levels on spinopelvic parameters in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) who underwent posterior instrumentation and fusion surgery. Overview of Literature: The distal fusion level selection in treatment of AIS is the one of milestone to effect on surgical outcome. Most of the paper focused on the coronal deformity correction and balance...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Thamrong Lertudomphonwanit, Michael P Kelly, Keith H Bridwell, Lawrence G Lenke, Steven J McAnany, Prachya Punyarat, Timothy P Bryan, Jacob M Buchowski, Lukas P Zebala, Brenda A Sides, Karen Steger-May, Munish C Gupta
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Risk factors associated with rod fracture (RF) following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery fused to the sacrum remain debatable and the impact of RF on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after ASD surgery has not been investigated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for RF and determine PROs change associated with RF after ASD surgery fused to the sacrum. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective single-center cohort...
February 28, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Choon Sung Lee, Chang Ju Hwang, Sung Hoon Choi, Chul Gie Hong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional anterior decompression surgery for cervical myelopathy, including anterior corpectomy and fusion, is technically demanding and known to be associated with a higher incidence of surgery-related complications, including cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage, neurologic deterioration, and graft failure compared with posterior surgery. PURPOSE: We introduce a novel anterior decompression technique (vertebral body sliding osteotomy; VBSO) for cervical myelopathy caused by ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and evaluate the efficacy and safety of this procedure...
February 26, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Shaofu Wang, Jing Li, Guohua Lü, Bing Wang, Xiaobin Wang
PURPOSE: Hemivertebra of the cervical spine is a rare but complex spinal malformation. To our knowledge, only one publication describes excision of an upper-middle cervical (between C2 and C4) hemivertebra. We present our experience with two cases of C3 hemivertebra resection and torticollis correction via a combined anterior-posterior-anterior surgical approach and short segment fixation. METHODS: Two 12-year-old patients with torticollis due to congenital C3 hemivertebra underwent surgery consisting of combined anterior vertebral body osteotomy, posterior element resection with segment instrumentation and deformity correction, and iliac bone graft reconstruction and fixation via an anterior approach...
February 28, 2018: European Spine Journal
K Farah, T Graillon, P Rakotozanany, S Pesenti, B Blondel, S Fuentes
INTRODUCTION: Circumferential fusion for lumbar low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis (LGIS) provides the best spinal stability and highest fusion rates. The aim of this study is to investigate results of minimal invasive management of LGIS and correlations between Intervertebral Foramen Surface (IFS) and other parameters. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed cases of 43 patients who underwent a minimally invasive circumferential fusion (Anterior lumbar interbody fusion followed by percutaneous posterior pedicle screw fixation) for LGIS between January 2010 and December 2014 in our institution...
February 23, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Shoji Seki, Yasuhito Yahara, Hiroto Makino, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Ponte osteotomy is a useful method in posterior spinal release. However, it is unclear whether Ponte osteotomy itself contributes to vertebral derotation in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients compared to inferior facetectomy alone. This study aimed to assess the effect of Ponte osteotomy on the magnitude of periapical vertebral body rotation compared to inferior facetectomy alone. This study was a prospective collected data. METHODS: The study included 63 patients with AIS (Thoracic curve type, 35; thoracolumbar/lumbar curve type, 27), who underwent surgery between August 2011 and January 2015...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Anshit Goyal, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Sandy Goncalves, Mohamad Bydon
A variety of surgical approaches have been described to treat low grade lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Minimally invasive spinal fusion techniques were first introduced to minimize morbidities associated with invasive surgical treatments. Minimally invasive lateral transpsoas interbody fusion, also known as lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF), is a relatively new method of lumbar arthrodesis that avoids various approach related complications compared to its posterior and anterior counterparts...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Gun Woo Lee, Myun-Whan Ahn
PURPOSE: To compare the postoperative clinical and radiological outcomes of the SP base osteotomy versus SP splitting techniques for PD for treating LSS. METHODS: Of 139 patients who underwent PD surgery for LSS, 97 who met the study criteria were enrolled in the study. Group A comprised 53 patients who underwent SP base osteotomy, and group B included 44 patients who underwent SP splitting osteotomy. The primary study endpoint was intensity of lower back pain (LBP) and pain radiation to the lower extremities measured with the visual analogue scale (VAS)...
February 21, 2018: European Spine Journal
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