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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154265/analysis-of-correlation-between-degeneration-of-lower-lumbar-paraspinal-muscles-and-spinopelvic-alignment-in-patients-with-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fracture
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Qiguang Li, Jianmin Sun, Xingang Cui, Zhensong Jiang, Tao Li
BACKGROUND: A few studies have pointed that trunk extensors may affect the spinopelvic alignment; however, little is known about the exact association between degeneration of lower lumbar paraspinal muscles and spinopelvic parameters. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to analyze the relationship between degeneration of lower lumbar paraspinal muscles and spinopelvic alignment in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF). METHODS: Thirty-nine OVCF patients were involved in this study...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149848/the-patterns-of-loss-of-correction-after-posterior-wedge-osteotomy-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-related-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-a-minimum-of-five-year-follow-up
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Mu Qiao, Bang-Ping Qian, Sai-Hu Mao, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang
BACKGROUND: Short-term studies have demonstrated good surgical outcomes after pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, but there is a paucity of literature focused on middle-term results, especially regarding patterns of loss of correction. The objective of this study is to assess the durability of surgical outcomes and the patterns of loss of correction in thoracolumbar kyphosis secondary to AS following lumbar PSO with over 5-year follow-up. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 155 consecutive AS patients undergoing lumbar PSO from January 2001 to December 2011...
November 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146433/a-novel-technique-for-cervical-facet-joint-hyperplasia-spondylotic-radiculopathy-by-laminar-and-lateral-mass-screw-co-fixations
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Sun-Ren Sheng, Ke Wang, Majid Nisar, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Ai-Min Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang
OBJECTIVE: 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 co-fixations. 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...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145343/anterior-release-and-nonstructural-bone-grafting-and-posterior-fixation-for-old-lower-cervical-dislocations-with-locked-facets
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Chen Ding, Ting-Kui Wu, Quan Gong, Tao Li, Li-Tai Ma, Bei-Yu Wang, Yu-Xiao Deng, Hao Liu
Lower cervical dislocations are often missed at the time of initial injury for several reasons. The treatment of old facet dislocations of the lower cervical spine is difficult, and the optimal method has not been established. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of a surgical technique, anterior release, and nonstructural bone grafting combined with posterior fixation, for the treatment of old lower cervical dislocations with locked facets.This was a retrospective study of 17 patients (13 men and 4 women) with old facet dislocations, who underwent the same surgical treatment at our hospital between April 2010 and January 2016...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145042/relationship-of-t1-slope-with-loss-of-lordosis-and-surgical-outcomes-after-laminoplasty-for-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Masashi Miyazaki, Toshinobu Ishihara, Naoki Notani, Shozo Kanezaki, Hiroshi Tsumura
OBJECTIVE: T1 slope (T1S) has emerged as a predictor of kyphotic alignment change after laminoplasty. Although it was reported that patients with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and higher T1S had more pronounced lordotic curvature before surgery and higher loss of cervical lordosis after surgery, few studies have attempted to correlate these findings with clinical outcomes. We aimed to investigate the relationship of T1S with loss of cervical lordosis and surgical outcomes after laminoplasty for cervical OPLL...
November 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142629/a-prospective-study-with-cage-only-or-cage-with-plate-fixation-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-interbody-fusion-of-one-and-two-levels
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Sam Yeol Kim, Seung Hwan Yoon, Dokeun Kim, Chang Hyun Oh, Seyang Oh
Objective: The authors prospectively analyzed the effect of one-level or two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), comparing stand-alone cages and cage-with-plate fixation constructs with respect to clinical outcomes and radiologic changes. Methods: A total of 84 patients who underwent one-level (n=52) or two-level ACDF (n=32) for cervical disc disease and who completed 2 years of follow-up were included in this study. The patients were divided by cervical level and grouped into ACDF-Cage-only and ACDF-Cage-with-plate groups...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138644/acupotomy-therapy-for-chronic-nonspecific-neck-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fushui Liu, Fanyuan Zhou, Meimei Zhao, Ting Fang, Mei Chen, Xiaojun Yan
Objective: This review is to assess the efficacy and safety of acupotomy therapy in chronic nonspecific neck pain. Methods: We searched six computerised databases. Randomized controlled trials incorporating acupotomy therapy alone or combined with other conventional treatments for chronic nonspecific neck pain were included. Two reviewers screened each literature and extracted data independently according to Cochrane Reviews' Handbook (5.1). The Cochrane Collaboration's RevMan 5...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137014/radiological-manifestations-and-surgical-outcome-of-combined-upper-cervical-cord-compression-and-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Hao Li, Xiaopeng Zhou, Gang Chen, Fangcai Li, Junfeng Zhu, Qixin Chen
Combined upper cervical cord compression associated with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a rare and under-recognized disorder. The aim of this study was to investigate the radiological manifestations and surgical outcome of this combined disease.Between May 2011 and July 2015, patients who underwent surgery for combined upper cervical cord compression and cervical OPLL in our institution were included in this study. After a minimum 2-year follow-up, radiological and clinical data were collected...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134156/preoperative-cervical-sagittal-alignment-parameters-and-their-impacts-on-myelopathy-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-retrospective-study
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Wei Yuan, Yue Zhu, Haitao Zhu, Cui Cui, Lei Pei, Zhuxi Huang
Background: Cervical sagittal alignment plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), but there are limited studies on the cervical sagittal parameters in CSM patients and their correlations with myelopathy. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlations among the preoperative cervical sagittal alignment parameters and their correlations with the development of myelopathy in patients with CSM. Methods: We retrospectively collected 212 patients with CSM who underwent surgical interventions...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127513/pentosidine-concentration-is-associated-with-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-in-older-women-preliminary-results
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Yawara Eguchi, Toru Toyoguchi, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Hirohito Kanamoto, Koki Abe, Masaki Norimoto, Tomotaka Umimura, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Yasuchika Aoki, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
PURPOSE: Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of sarcopenia. The objective of the study was to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia in degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS), and the relationship between biochemical markers including major AGEs, pentosidine, and DLS in older women. METHODS: Our study participants were 20 elderly women with idiopathic DLS (mean age 76.4 years, range 56-88). Nineteen age- and sex-matched volunteers (mean age 74...
November 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123446/ankylosing-spondylitis-and-balance
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REVIEW
Alper Uckun, Ilhan Sezer
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that mainly affects axial joints and the changes in the vertebrae cause typical kyphotic posture. In patients with ankylosing spondylitis, the postural changes, including cervical flexion, decreased lumbar lordosis, posterior rotation of pelvis, hip extension, knee flexion, and plantar flexion of ankle along with kyphosis, may occur in the upcoming terms of the disease and may negatively affect balance. Joint and eye involvements; muscular, vestibular and proprioceptional changes can also affect balance...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122193/use-of-a-footrest-to-reduce-low-back-discomfort-development-due-to-prolonged-standing
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Jeremy Yang Lee, Richelle Baker, Pieter Coenen, Leon Straker
Prolonged standing is common in many occupations and has been associated with low back discomfort (LBD). No recent studies have investigated a footrest as an intervention to reduce LBD associated with prolonged standing. This study investigated the effect of a footrest on LBD and sought to determine if LBD changes were accompanied by changes in muscle fatigue and low back end-range posture and movement. Twenty participants stood for two 2-h trials, one with and one without a footrest. LBD, lumbar erector spinae electromyography, upper lumbar (UL) and lower lumbar (LL) angles were measured...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110219/reduction-and-fixation-of-displaced-u-shaped-sacral-fractures-using-lumbopelvic-fixation-technical-recommendations
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Stefan Piltz, Bianka Rubenbauer, Wolfgang Böcker, Heiko Trentzsch
PURPOSE: U-shaped sacral fractures are extremely rare injuries that usually occur as a result of falls from considerable heights. Almost all treatment methods described to date aim solely at stabilizing the fracture but do not contribute to supporting the reduction of such fractures. Using existing implants the purpose of this study is to present a surgical technique that facilitates both the reduction and the stabilization of these injuries. The presented technique was evaluated in a series of three cases...
November 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110218/cervical-sagittal-balance-a-biomechanical-perspective-can-help-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Avinash G Patwardhan, Saeed Khayatzadeh, Robert M Havey, Leonard I Voronov, Zachary A Smith, Olivia Kalmanson, Alexander J Ghanayem, William Sears
PURPOSE: In this article, we summarize our work on understanding the influence of cervical sagittal malalignment on the mechanics of the cervical spine. METHODS: Biomechanical studies were performed using an ex vivo laboratory model to study the kinematic and kinetic response of human cervical spine specimens in the setting of cervical sagittal imbalance. The model allowed controlled variations of C2-C7 Sagittal Vertical Alignment (C2-C7 SVA) and T1-Slope so that clinically relevant sagittally malaligned profiles could be prescribed, while maintaining horizontal gaze, and their biomechanical consequences studied...
November 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097952/association-between-forward-head-rounded-shoulders-and-increased-thoracic-kyphosis-a-review-of-the-literature
#15
Deepika Singla, Zubia Veqar
Objective: The purpose of this review was to explore the association between forward head posture, rounded shoulders, and increased thoracic kyphosis. Methods: The PubMed, ERIC, and Cochrane databases were searched using the key words posture, head, shoulder, forward scapular posture, and thoracic kyphosis through December 2016. Results: Our initial search yielded 6840 research studies, 6769 of which were excluded because they either were duplicates or did not satisfy the inclusion criteria...
September 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095412/cervical-sagittal-range-of-motion-as-a-predictor-of-symptom-severity-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Kristen J Nicholson, Paul W Millhouse, Emily Pflug, Barrett Woods, Gregory D Schroeder, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Jeffrey A Rihn, Alexander Vaccaro, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of radiographic data and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate whether myelopathy symptom severity upon presentation corresponds to sagittal plane alignment or non-myelopathy symptoms, such as pain, in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical sagittal balance is an important parameter in the outcome of surgical reconstruction. However, the effect of sagittal alignment on symptom severity in patients who have not undergone spine surgery is not well defined...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095410/increased-lumbar-lordosis-and-smaller-vertebral-cross-sectional-area-are-associated-with-spondylolysis
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Tishya A L Wren, Skorn Ponrartana, Patricia C Aggabao, Ervin Poorghasamians, David L Skaggs, Vicente Gilsanz
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional comparison of vertebral morphology and lumbar lordosis (LL) in adolescents with and without spondylolysis. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that in addition to LL, vertebral cross-sectional area (CSA) is also associated with spondylolysis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent data indicates that the CSA of the vertebral body is a determinant of LL, which has been shown to be associated with spondylolysis. METHODS: Using magnetic resonance imaging, we compared the degree of LL from L1 to L5 and the CSA of the lumbar vertebrae in 35 adolescents (16 females and 19 males) with spondylolysis and 86 healthy controls (36 females and 50 males) of similar sex, age, height, and weight...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093788/normal-age-adjusted-sagittal-spinal-alignment-is-achieved-with-surgical-correction-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Subaraman Ramchandran, Norah Foster, Akhila Sure, Thomas J Errico, Aaron J Buckland
Study Design: Retrospective analysis. Purpose: Our hypothesis is that the surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) maintains normal sagittal alignment as compared to age-matched normative adolescent population. Overview of Literature: Sagittal spino-pelvic alignment in AIS has been reported, however, whether corrective spinal fusion surgery re-establishes normal alignment remains unverified. Methods: Sagittal profiles and spino-pelvic parameters of thirty-eight postsurgical correction AIS patients ≤21 years old without prior fusion from a single institution database were compared to previously published normative age-matched data...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090359/oblique-retroperitoneal-approach-for-lumbar-interbody-fusion-from-l1-to-s1-in-adult-spinal-deformity
#19
Ki-Tack Kim, Dae-Jean Jo, Sang-Hyun Lee, Eun-Min Seo
In recent years, with advancements in surgical techniques and instrumentation, the lateral lumbar interbody fusion is being used increasingly as an alternative procedure to anterior approach. In this study, we illustrated a oblique retroperitoneal approach for lumbar interbody fusion with one incision site and tilting of the operation table in adult spinal deformity and evaluate the radiographical findings and clinical outcomes of patients treated using this technique. This study included 32 patients scheduled to undergo anterior and posterior long-level fusions for lumbar degenerative kyphosis or degenerative lumbar scoliosis...
October 31, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089564/prognostic-value-of-lordosis-decrease-in-radiographic-adjacent-segment-pathology-after-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion
#20
Yin Liu, Na Li, Wei Wei, Jing Deng, Yuequn Hu, Bin Ye, Wei Wang
While cervical lordosis alteration is not uncommon after anterior cervical arthrodesis, its influence on radiological adjacent segment pathology (RASP) is still unclear. Biomechanical changes induced by arthrodesis may contribute to ASP onset. To investigate the correlation between cervical lordosis decrease and RASP onset after anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) and to determine its biomechanical effect on adjacent segments after surgery, 80 CSM patients treated with ACCF were retrospectively studied, and a baseline finite element model of the cervical spine as well as post-operation models with normal and decreased lordosis were established and validated...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
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