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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148922/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-thoracic-and-lumbar-cortical-bone-trajectory-pedicle-screws-in-spinal-constructs-in-children-technical-note
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Jonathan N Sellin, Jeffrey S Raskin, Kristen A Staggers, Alison Brayton, Valentina Briceño, Amee J Moreno, Andrew Jea
Thoracic and lumbar cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws have been described in adult spine surgery. They have likewise been described in pediatric CT-based morphometric studies; however, clinical experience in the pediatric age group is limited. The authors here describe the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws in posterior instrumented spinal fusions from the upper thoracic to the lumbar spine in 12 children. This dedicated study represents the initial use of cortical screws in pediatric spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
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Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050714/when-does-intraoperative-blood-loss-occur-during-pediatric-scoliosis-correction
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Sean Wahlquist, Montri Wongworawat, Scott Nelson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to assess the relationship between amount of blood loss and surgical stage in pediatric patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for deformity correction to determine: (1) when the highest rate of blood loss occurred; (2) what percentage of total blood loss occurred during deformity correction and closure; and (3) how to predict remaining blood loss during a procedure. Blood loss following exposure and placement of the final pedicle screw is often underestimated, which may result in lack of sufficient blood product availability...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050711/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-patients-with-scoliosis-preparing-for-spinal-surgery
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Theresa Mayes, Jennifer M Anadio, Peter F Sturm
BACKGROUND: Establishing prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in elective scoliosis surgery may impact clinical outcomes. The objectives of this study were to document vitamin D status of patients with scoliosis preparing for surgical intervention in order to establish frequency of deficiency and determine characteristics influencing levels. METHODS: Records were queried for patients with scoliosis diagnosis who underwent posterior spinal fusion or initial growing rod placement and had serum vitamin 25 hydroxyvitamin D (D25) recorded in the preoperative period...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973290/spinal-fusion-for-pediatric-spondylolisthesis-national-trends-complications-and-short-term-outcomes
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Kavelin Rumalla, Chester K Yarbrough, Andrew J Pugely, Ian G Dorward
BACKGROUND: Current surgical management guidelines for pediatric spondylolisthesis (PS) are reliant on data from single-center cohorts. OBJECTIVE: To analyze national trends and predictors of short-term outcomes in spinal fusion surgery for PS by performing a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID). METHODS: The KID (sampled every 3 yr) was queried from 2003 to 2012 to identify all cases (age 5-17) of spinal fusion for PS (n = 2646)...
July 7, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965451/instrumented-fusion-for-spinal-deformity-after-laminectomy-or-laminoplasty-for-resection-of-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
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David S Hersh, Rajiv R Iyer, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Ann Liu, George I Jallo, Mari L Groves
OBJECTIVE Spinal deformity has become a well-recognized complication of intramedullary spinal cord tumor (IMSCT) resection. In particular, laminectomy can result in biomechanical instability caused by loss of the posterior tension band. Therefore, laminoplasty has been proposed as an alternative to laminectomy. Here, the authors describe the largest current series of pediatric patients who have undergone laminoplasty for IMSCT resection and investigate the need for surgical fusion after both laminectomy and laminoplasty...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965445/temporary-occipital-fixation-in-young-children-with-severe-cervical-thoracic-spinal-deformity
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Brian J Kelley, Anas A Minkara, Peter D Angevine, Michael G Vitale, Lawrence G Lenke, Richard C E Anderson
OBJECTIVE The long-term effects of instrumentation and fusion of the occipital-cervical-thoracic spine on spinal growth in young children are poorly understood. To mitigate the effects of this surgery on the growing pediatric spine, the authors report a novel technique used in 4 children with severe cervical-thoracic instability. These patients underwent instrumentation from the occiput to the upper thoracic region for stabilization, but without bone graft at the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). Subsequent surgery was then performed to remove the occipital instrumentation, thereby allowing further growth and increased motion across the CVJ...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965443/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-surgical-outcomes-after-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Rafael De la Garza Ramos, Jonathan Nakhla, Rani Nasser, Jacob F Schulz, Taylor E Purvis, Daniel M Sciubba, Merritt D Kinon, Reza Yassari
OBJECTIVE Obesity is an increasing public health concern in the pediatric population. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on 30-day outcomes after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric database (2013 and 2014) was reviewed. Patients 10-18 years of age who had undergone fusion of 7 or more spinal levels for AIS were included. Thirty-day outcomes (complications, readmissions, and reoperations) were compared based on patient BMI per age- and sex-adjusted growth charts as follows: normal weight (NW; BMI < 85th percentile), overweight (OW; BMI 85th-95th percentile), and obese (OB; BMI > 95th percentile)...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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/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...
November 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870838/comparison-of-s2-alar-and-traditional-iliac-screw-pelvic-fixation-for-pediatric-neuromuscular-deformity
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Mark C Lee, Casey Jarvis, Matthew J Solomito, Jeffrey Thomson
Background Context Many pelvic fixation options exist for posterior spinal fusion of pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis, including standard iliac screws (SIS) or a more recently introduced S2-Alar (S2A) technique. However, little data exists comparing the clinical and radiographic outcomes of these techniques. Purpose Identify differences in clinical and radiographic outcomes for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis patients treated with standard iliac screw (SIS) or S2-Alar (S2-A) pelvic fixation. Study Design/Setting Retrospective cohort study at a pediatric orthopaedic clinic...
September 1, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870307/perioperative-pain-management-in-pediatric-spine-surgery
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REVIEW
Benjamin W Sheffer, Derek M Kelly, Leslie N Rhodes, Jeffrey R Sawyer
Pain management after spinal deformity correction surgery for scoliosis in the pediatric population can be difficult. Deformity correction with posterior spinal fusion causes significant tissue trauma. Historically, pain control has been achieved with intravenous opiates. Opiates provide excellent analgesic effect; however, they have serious consequences when used alone. In adult total joint arthroplasty, multimodal pain control has become an increasingly common method to achieve pain control without these sequelae...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837459/the-crankshaft-phenomenon
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Robert F Murphy, James F Mooney
The crankshaft phenomenon, a progressive rotational and angular spinal deformity that can occur after posterior spinal surgery, has been reported in pediatric patients with idiopathic, congenital, and neuromuscular scoliosis. In the skeletally immature patient, the crankshaft phenomenon is thought to occur secondary to continued growth of the anterior elements of the spine after solid posterior spinal fusion. The condition has also been reported in the setting of newer, so-called growth-friendly posterior distraction-based spinal instrumentation...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520681/delayed-dural-leak-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-using-all-posterior-pedicle-screw-technique
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Lorena V Floccari, A Noelle Larson, Anthony A Stans, Jeremy Fogelson, Iikka Helenius
BACKGROUND: In pediatric patients, pedicle screws are malpositioned 5% to 15% of the time. Complications associated with malpositioned screws are infrequently reported in the literature. We present a series of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients who presented in a delayed manner with positional headache and chronic dural leak adjacent to the pedicle screw tract. METHODS: Scoliosis databases at 2 centers were reviewed, and cases of delayed positional headaches following posterior spinal fusion for AIS were identified...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466094/periosteal-turndown-flap-for-posterior-occipitocervical-fusion-a-technique-review
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Siamak Yasmeh, Adrienne Quinn, Liam Harris, Austin E Sanders, Ted Sousa, David L Skaggs, Lindsay M Andras
PURPOSE: Recently, several authors have proposed techniques for improving the fusion rate in pediatric posterior occipitocervical fusion including a variety of implants and the use of bone morphogenetic protein. A technique by Koop et al. using a periosteal flap for occipitocervical arthrodesis was described in 1984. METHODS: A straight incision is made about the posterior neck to expose the occipitocervical region from the inion superiorly to the lowest cervical vertebrae to be fused inferiorly...
May 2, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448398/intrathecal-morphine-versus-extended-release-epidural-morphine-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mindy Cohen, Jeannie Zuk, Nancy McKay, Mark Erickson, Zhaoxing Pan, Jeffrey Galinkin
BACKGROUND: Posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis is one of the most painful elective pediatric surgeries. Good postoperative pain control allows early ambulation and return of ability to tolerate oral intake. Options for analgesia in this patient population are suboptimal. We hypothesized that extended-release epidural morphine (EREM) would provide better pain control and less adverse effects compared to intrathecal (IT) morphine. METHODS: The primary outcome was total IV morphine consumption during 0-48 hours postoperatively...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441684/development-of-consensus-based-best-practice-guidelines-for-postoperative-care-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Nicholas D Fletcher, Michael P Glotzbecker, Michelle Marks, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Delphi process with multiple iterative rounds using a nominal group technique. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to use expert opinion to achieve consensus on various aspects of postoperative care following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Significant variability exists in postoperative care following PSF for AIS, despite a relatively healthy patient population and continuously improving operative techniques...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437340/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-following-posterior-hemivertebra-resection-and-short-fusion-in-children-younger-than-10-years
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Yingsong Wang, Noriaki Kawakami, Taichi Tsuji, Tetsuya Ohara, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Toshiki Saito, Ayato Nohara, Ryoji Tauchi, Kazuki Kawakami
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) or obvious proximal junctional angle (PJA) changes in the sagittal plane develops following short fusion in children younger than 10 years of age with congenital scoliosis, and to investigate the possible risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PJK following long spinal fusion in adolescents and adults is a serious postoperative complication...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321954/anaphylactic-reaction-to-tranexamic-acid-in-an-adolescent-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Jennifer Chiem, Iskra Ivanova, Andrew Parker, Walter Krengel, Nathalia Jimenez
Tranexamic acid is an anti-fibrinolytic agent frequently used in pediatric surgery. Common side effects include nausea, flushing, and headache, but in rare instances, it may produce anaphylaxis; with only one previously reported case in a 72-year-old man. We report a case of a delayed anaphylactic reaction in a pediatric patient undergoing posterior spine fusion; and discuss the intraoperative management of the acute event, immunologic confirmation, and subsequent anesthetic approach.
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263228/pain-is-the-greatest-preoperative-concern-for-patients-and-parents-before-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Priscella Chan, David L Skaggs, Austin E Sanders, Gabriela A Villamor, Paul D Choi, Vernon T Tolo, Lindsay M Andras
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patients' and parents' concerns so they can be addressed with appropriate preoperative counseling. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite much research on outcomes for posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), little is available about preoperative fears or concerns. METHODS: Patients with AIS undergoing PSF, their parents, and surgeons were prospectively enrolled and asked to complete a survey on their fears and concerns about surgery at their preoperative appointment...
November 1, 2017: Spine
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