Read by QxMD icon Read


Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Eman Qattan, Jonathan Richard Ellenbogen, Martin Wilby, Chris Barrett, Tim Pigott
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with the Misonix Ultrasonic Bone scalpel in spinal surgery, highlighting its potential applications and advantages. METHODS: Between March and December 2011, a total of 937 spinal cases were performed at a single centre. The Misonix Bone Scalpel (MBS) was used in 62 of these cases. Data were collected prospectively using the Spine Tango registry. Patient demographics, disease type, surgery performed and complications were all recorded along with pre- and post-operative core measures outcome index (COMI)...
January 2014: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Christopher Nickele, Amgad Hanna, Mustafa K Baskaya
BACKGROUND: Laminoplasty in the case of intramedullary spinal tumor requires care to avoid neurologic injury. The harmonic bone scalpel provides a method of laminoplasty that can be done safely and quickly for this and other indications. PATIENTS: Five cases are presented, each of which required operative intervention, namely laminoplasty. The pathologies presented are one cervical intramedullary tumor, one thoracic intramedullary spinal mass, one lumbar extramedullary intradural tumor, and two cases of multiple lower brachial plexus nerve root avulsions requiring dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) lesion...
May 2013: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
R Gilles, T Couvreur, S Dammous
The use of a novel ultrasonic osteotome enabled the authors to modify well-established orthognathic osteotomies to more favourably address the anatomy. For this purpose, they utilized a powerful ultrasonic device with tissue-selective cutting characteristics that was originally developed for spinal osteotomies and nerve decompression (BoneScalpelâ„¢ by Misonix Inc., Farmingdale, NY, USA). Its straight ultrasonic blade was adapted for dual action, and a soft protective element was added. The product modifications and the related changes regarding maxillary and mandibular osteotomies are explained in detail...
August 2013: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"