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Tong Yu, Yao Wang, Xi-Wen Zhang, Zhen-De Jiang, Xiu-Jie Zhu, Qi-Yao Jiang, Jian-Wu Zhao
This study aims to evaluate the application of multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) in surgical treatment for spine burst fracture and dislocation (SBFD) patients.Eleven patients who underwent posterior reduction and instrumentation (PRI) for SBFD from June 2014 to July 2016 were included into the study. The function of the spinal cord was monitored by MIOM. The muscle strength of the lower extremities and American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) scores were, respectively, evaluated (before surgery, and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery)...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jae-Kwang Kim, Bong Ju Moon, Sang-Deok Kim, Jung-Kil Lee
RATIONALE: In the treatment of noncontiguous lumbar burst fractures, there still remains controversy over proper surgical procedures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 19-year-old female patient visited our hospital after fall down from 3 m high. DIAGNOSES: Initial neurologic examination revealed an incomplete spinal cord injury characterized by hypoesthesia and motor grade of 2 below the L2 segment. Lumbar computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated L2 and L5 burst fractures severely obliterating the spinal canal...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Wang Decheng, Shi Hao, Wang Zhongwei, Li Jiaming, Yang Bin, Hai Yong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the efficacy of three-step reduction (TSR) therapy of integrated Chinese and Western Medicine and posterior open (PO) surgery for thoracolumbar burst fracture. METHODS: We selected 60 patients diagnosed with thoracolumbar burst fracture and received treatment in our hospital from December 2014 to March 2017. According to randomized digital table, they were randomly divided into TSR and PO groups. VAS pain grade, Oswestry disability index, height of centrum front, Cobb's angle of spine, bleeding, and complication of internal fixation of the two groups were compared...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Zhi-da Chen, Jin Wu, Xiao-Tao Yao, Tao-Yi Cai, Wen-Rong Zeng, Bin Lin
BACKGROUND: Posterior short-segment pedicle screw fixation is used to treat thoracolumbar burst fractures. However, no randomized controlled studies have compared the efficacy of the two approaches--the Wiltse's paraspinal approach and open book laminectomy in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures with greenstick lamina fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine without neurological deficit were randomized to receive either the Wiltse's paraspinal approach (group A, 24 patients) or open book laminectomy (group B, 23 patients)...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
David Z Cai, Geoffrey Liu, Christopher F Wolf, Zachary M Mansell, Jonathan P Eskander, Mark Eskander
Brown-Séquard syndrome, while uncommon, is a neurological condition that classically results from the hemisection of the spinal cord as a result of a penetrating injury to the spinal cord. We present a reported case of blunt trauma causing a high-energy cervical burst fracture/dislocation with a significant cord signal change producing Brown-Séquard syndrome. In this case, the burst fracture at the level of C5 obtained from the motor vehicle accident led to the damage of the left-sided lateral spinal thalamic tract, descending lateral cortical spinal tracts, and ascending dorsal column...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Norio Yamamoto, Takaaki Miki, Akihiro Nishiyama, Tomoyuki Dan'ura, Yuzuru Matsui, Toshifumi Ozaki
This is the first report of extensive bilateral patellar tendon ossification occurring over a prolonged time after a unilateral knee injury. An 84-year-old Japanese man with a spinal cord injury caused by a burst fracture of the T12 vertebra presented with a bony hard prominence on the left knee, which was injured in a traffic accident when he was 77 years old. Radiography revealed extensive ossification of the bilateral patellar tendons. We review the English literature with a focus on the localization of bilateral heterotopic ossification of the knee in patients who had a central nervous system injury...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Hsi-Hsien Lin, Ming-Chau Chang, Shih-Tien Wang, Chien-Lin Liu, Po-Hsin Chou
PURPOSE: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) augmentation is a common method to increase pullout strength fixed for osteoporotic spines. However, few papers evaluated whether these pedicle screws migrated with time and functional outcome in these geriatrics following PMMA-augmented pedicle screw fixation. METHODS: From March 2006 to September 2008, consecutive 64 patients were retrospectively enrolled. VAS and ODI were used to evaluate functional outcomes. Kyphotic angle at instrumented levels and horizontal and vertical distances (HD and VD) between screw tip and anterior and upper cortexes were evaluated...
February 11, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Chester J Donnally, Gil Metser, Eric S Roth, Justin P Moo Young, Augustus J Rush, Motasem A Al Maaieh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To identify patient characteristics and associated injuries in those sustaining a spine fracture from personal watercraft (PWC) usage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are few studies regarding PWC use and injuries, and even more scarce are studies evaluating PWC usage and spine injuries. Identifying high risk actions and individuals can help to effectively treat them, reduce mortality, and possibly avoid certain spine fractures...
February 6, 2018: Spine
Chi Li, Jing Wang, Hong-Lin Teng, Ming-Yu Zhu, Yang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effects and multifidus muscle injury of different approaches, including unilateral Wiltse intermuscular approach and intramuscular approach combined with contralateral decompression, in treating thoracolumbar burst fracture. METHODS: Forty-three patients with thoracolumbar burst fracture were enrolled in the study from January 2010 to December 2014, including 29 males and 14 females with an average age of 42.3 years old(ranged from 21 to 64 years old)...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Giuseppe Salvatore, Alessandra Berton, Hugo Giambini, Mauro Ciuffreda, Pino Florio, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Denaro, Andrew Thoreson, Kai-Nan An
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients are likely to undergo osteoporosis as consequence of hormone manipulation and/or chemotherapy. Little is known about possible increased risk of fracture in this population. The aim of this study was to describe the biomechanical effect of a metastatic lesion in an osteoporotic lumbar spine model. METHODS: A finite element model of two spinal motion segments (L3-L5) was extracted from a previously developed L3-Sacrum model and used to analyze the effect of metastasis size and bone mineral density (BMD) on Vertebral bulge (VB) and Vertebral height (VH)...
February 5, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Shady Elmasry, Shihab Asfour, Francesco Travascio
Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) is a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) employed in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures (TBF). However, hardware failure and loss of angular correction are common limitations caused by the poor support of the anterior column of the spine. Balloon Kyphoplasty (KP) is another MIS successfully used in the treatment of compression fractures by augmenting the injured vertebral body with cement. To overcome its limitations as a stand-alone procedure, it was suggested to augment PPSF with KP when treating TBF...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Rohit Singh, Amit Bhalla, Matthew Ockendon, Stuart Hay
Background: Motocross is a form of motorcycle racing held on established off-road circuits and has been a recreational and competitive sport across the world for >100 years. In the United Kingdom alone, motocross has grown into a phenomenally ambitious and popular franchise. There are >200 motocross clubs across the country, permitting >900 events annually. Purpose: To assess the current trend of spine-related motocross injuries over the past 5 years. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Fetullah Kuyumcu, Abdurrahman Aycan
BACKGROUND Spinal burst fractures are pathologies that occur in spinal injuries and cause significant mortality and morbidity as a result. Burst fractures in spinal cord injuries can result in rapid and significant oxidative stress. In addition to the primary injury in severe spinal cord injuries, subsequent secondary lesions are mainly due to inflammatory cascade activation and excessive production of free radicals. This study evaluated oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme levels in burst fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty patients with burst fractures were diagnosed and underwent surgery and 20 healthy control subjects were included in the study...
January 11, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Kimberly Hamilton, Brandon Rocque, Nathaniel Brooks
BACKGROUND: Deer hunting is popular in much of the United States. In Wisconsin, use of tree stands for hunting is common. Spine surgeons at a Level 1 Trauma Center observed a high incidence of spine and spinal cord injury due to falls from tree stands while hunting. This study's purpose is to systematically characterize and classify those injuries. METHODS: We reviewed the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' trauma database for tree stand-related injuries from 1999 to 2013...
November 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
Engin Çetin, Alpaslan Şenköylü, Emre Acaroğlu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the variability among Turkish spinal surgeons in the management of thoracolumbar fractures by carrying out a web survey. METHODS: An invitation text and web-link of the survey were sent to the members of the Turkish Spine Society mail group. A fictitious spine trauma vignette, a 23 year-old male with a L1 burst fracture, was presented and 25 questions were asked to participants. Variability of answers in a given question was assessed with the Index of Qualitative Variation (IQV)...
December 28, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Jie Mi, Xiao-Jiang Sun, Kai Zhang, Chang-Qing Zhao, Jie Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To formulate radiological indexes based on CT for further MRI examination to detect posterior ligamentous complex injury (PLC) or disc injury in thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurological deficit in the emergent setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a single thoracolumbar burst fracture and no neurological deficit were included into this study. Radiological indexes on CT included canal compromise (CC), anterior and posterior vertebral height ratio (PVH and AVH ratio), local kyphosis (LK) and regional kyphosis (RK)...
December 15, 2017: Injury
Yip-Kan Yeung, Sheung-Tung Ho
Study Design: Retrospective cohort. Purpose: To review the clinical presentation of operated patients with delayed neurological deficits after osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs). Overview of Literature: Delayed neurological deficits can occur from 1 week to 5.7 months after OVFs. Baba has reported 78% good-to-excellent improvement (i.e., ≥50%) after 20 posterior (Cotrel-Dubousset) and 7 anterior (Kaneda in 4, Zielke ventral derotational spondylodesis in 2, and un-instrumented anterior fusion in 1) fusions...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
M K Ahsan, A A Mamun, Z Zahangiri, M A Awwal, S I Khan, N Zaman, M H Haque
The treatment of unstable thoracolumbar junction burst fractures remains a controversial issue. We evaluate the efficacy of short segment (SS) compared with that of long-segment (LS) stabilization in terms of clinical and the radiological outcomes. Records of 88 patients with thoracolumbar burst fracture underwent posterior pedicle screw fixation from January 2004 to December 2015, studied retrospectively. These patients were divided into two groups: SS and the LS-group. Clinical parameters: back pain, disability, neurological deficit and radiologic parameters: Cobb angle, sagittal index, the kyphotic deformation of vertebral body, vertebral height and canal compromise were measured before surgery and immediately after surgery and at 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Seth C Taylor, Elena F Kranioti
Gun violence is a global phenomenon with regional variation in frequency and severity. Handguns are often used in violent deaths such as suicides and homicides. Hence, ballistic trauma is a critical subject of forensic investigations. Trauma patterns are fundamental evidence for the reconstruction of the incident and for the determination of the manner of death. This study investigated the differences in trauma patterns with a series of experiments using six different calibers (.22 LR, .38 Special, .380 ACP, 9×19mm, ...
January 2018: Forensic Science International
Kyu Yeol Lee, Min-Woo Kim, Sang Yun Seok, Dong Ryul Kim, Chul Soon Im
Background: To determine the relationship between superior disc-endplate complex injury and correction loss after surgery in a group of young adult patients with a stable thoracolumbar burst fracture. Methods: The study group was comprised of young adult patients who had undergone short-segment posterior fixation and bone grafting under the diagnosis of a stable thoracolumbar burst fracture from March 2008 to February 2014. Follow-up was available for more than 1 year...
December 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
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