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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156321/postural-changes-in-orthodontic-patients-treated-with-clear-aligners-a-rasterstereographic-study
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Simone Parrini, Benedetta Comba, Gabriele Rossini, Serena Ravera, Giovanni Cugliari, Ilaria De Giorgi, Andrea Deregibus, Tommaso Castroflorio
BACKGROUND: Correlation between malocclusions and body posture has been discussed in the last decades, but there is still a lack of consensus in existing literature. Rasterstereography allows tridimensional reconstruction of the spine, starting from the back surface analysis. So far studies which tested modifications of rasterstereographic parameters during orthodontic treatment, comparing with those obtained from untreated control group, are not available. Clear aligner treatment produces alteration of vertical height due to the occlusal coverage and, subsequently, a stimulation of periodontal receptors which causes an inhibition of the jaw closing muscles and, hypothetically, changes in mandibular posture...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154999/kinematic-analysis-of-the-space-available-for-cord-and-disc-bulging-of-the-thoracic-spine-using-kinematic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-kmri
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Permsak Paholpak, Ishan Shah, Lou-Anne Acevedo-Moreno, Koji Tamai, Jeffrey C Wang, Zorica Buser
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The thoracic spine was previously known as a relatively stable region in human spine. Several studies reported motion of the thoracic spine and changes in the cross-sectional area of the spinal cord changed with positions in sagittal plane. The kinematic relationship between the thoracic disc and space available for cord with the positional change is still not well investigated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the kinematic change of the intervertebral disc and space available for the spinal cord of the thoracic spine using kMRI...
November 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150315/surgical-options-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-complicated-with-spinal-deformity-and-neurologic-deficit
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Kalliopi Alpantaki, Michael Dohm, Panagiotis Korovessis, Alexander G Hadjipavlou
INTRODUCTION: This paper describes surgical options for Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) with acute flexible or chronic rigid kyphosis, and pseudarthrosis complicated with pain and neurologic deficit. METHODS: This study has two components. a) A prospective clinical study of surgical treatment of 31 patients (age: 69±11 years) with either acute flexible or progressive pseudarthrotic kyphosis manifested with severe pain or neurological deficit between 2010 and 2014...
November 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146094/is-balloon-kyphoplasty-a-better-treatment-than-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-patients-with-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-ovcfs
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Xinjie Wu, Xiangsheng Tang, Mingsheng Tan, Ping Yi, Feng Yang
BACKGROUND: Although several studies reported that Balloon kyphoplasty (BK) or percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) could improve pulmonary functions, there is no study to compare the efficacy and safety of 2 procedures in COPD patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) and investigate the reason why they could improve pulmonary functions. METHOD: Two procedures, including BK and PVP were performed in 61 COPD patients with single-level OVCFS...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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/29137084/vertebral-column-decortication-for-the-management-of-sharp-angular-spinal-deformity-in-pott-disease-case-report
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Hong-Tao Hu, Feng-Yu Liu, Jin-He Yu, Liang Ren, Zhen-Fang Gu, Xian-Ze Sun
RATIONALE: Extremely sharp angular spinal deformity of healed tuberculosis can be corrected by vertebral column resection (VCR). However, the VCR techniques have many limitations including spinal column instability, greater blood loss, and greater risk of neurologic deficit. PATIENT CONCERNS: We described a new spinal osteotomy technique to collect sharp angular spinal deformity in Pott disease. A 52-year-old woman presented with back pain and gait imbalance. DIAGNOSIS: The kyphosis of healed tuberculosis was diagnosed based on history and imaging examinations...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137080/a-medium-term-follow-up-of-adult-lumbar-tuberculosis-treating-with-3-surgical-approaches
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Qi Hong Zhang, Qiang Guo, Chaofeng Guo, Jianhuang Wu, Jinyang Liu, Qile Gao, Yuxiang Wang
Surgical intervention is an important option for treating lumbar tuberculosis. Previous studies have reported different surgical intervention procedures. To our knowledge, few studies have compared the clinical results of mid-term follow-up of 3 different surgeries in surgical treatment of spinal tuberculosis. This study's purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3 different surgeries for the treatment of lumbar tuberculosis in adult and analyze the mid-term influence of the surgery on quality of life.Between June 2004 and January 2010, a total of 137 adult patients (54 women and 83 men) with lumbar tuberculosis were recruited for this study...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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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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/29122533/-radiological-outcomes-of-unstable-thoraco-lumbar-fractures-without-neurological-deficit-treated-through-percutaneous-surgery
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Rafael Lorente, Alejandro Lorente, Bárbara Rosa, Pablo Palacios, Carlos Barrios
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the radiological outcomes in the long term of unstable thoracic and lumbar fractures treated through percutaneous surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of a series of patients with unstable thoracic and lumbar fractures treated with percutaneous minimally invasive surgery between 2010 and 2015 in three different hospital centres. Six radiological parameters were measured annually during a 2-year period: Fracture angle, kyphotic deformity, sagittal index, percentage of compression, degree of displacement and deformation angle...
November 6, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112006/modified-lumbosacral-angle-and-modified-pelvic-incidence-as-new-parameters-for-management-of-pediatric-high-grade-spondylolisthesis
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Zhenjiang Ma, Changqing Zhao, Kai Zhang, Lin Du, Jianping Tian, Xiaojiang Sun, Jie Zhao
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to introduce new parameters that can better describe the pelvic morphology and lumbosacral segmental deformity in children with high-grade spondylolisthesis of the L5 vertebra: modified pelvic incidence (mPI) and modified lumbosacral angle (mLSA). Also, we aimed to establish the mLSA as a convenient, reliable measurement method and criteria to evaluate the reduction of L5 vertebral slippage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Numerous parameters and methods exist to evaluate segmental deformity and reduction of L5 vertebral slippage, but no definitive standard for accurately and conveniently describing lumbosacral kyphosis and degree of reduction exists...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103927/three-dimensional-gait-analysis-reveals-dynamic-alignment-change-in-a-patient-with-dropped-head-syndrome-a-case-report
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Kousei Miura, Hideki Kadone, Masao Koda, Hiroshi Kumagai, Katsuya Nagashima, Kengo Fujii, Hiroshi Noguchi, Toru Funayama, Tetsuya Abe, Takeo Furuya, Masashi Yamazaki
Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is a cervical kyphotic deformity caused by apparent weakness of the neck extensor muscles. We often encounter patients whose symptoms, including impaired forward vision and neck pain, deteriorate while walking. This is the first report of a case of dynamic spinal alignment change in a patient with DHS during walking using three-dimensional gait analysis. A 78-year-old Japanese woman complained of impaired forward vision and neck pain while walking. Her radiograph showed severe cervical kyphosis...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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/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/29071409/prospective-randomized-controlled-comparison-of-posterior-vs-posterior-anterior-stabilization-of-thoracolumbar-incomplete-cranial-burst-fractures-in-neurological-intact-patients-the-rasputhine-pilot-study
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Matti Scholz, F Kandziora, T Tschauder, M Kremer, A Pingel
PURPOSE: If surgery for thoracolumbar incomplete cranial burst fractures (Magerl A3.1.1) is necessary, the ideal stabilization strategy still remains undetermined. To justify posterior-anterior stabilization, which generates higher costs and potentially higher morbidity vs. posterior-only stabilization, clinical trials with sufficient power and adequate methodology are required. This prospective randomized single-centre pilot trial was designed to enable sufficient sample-size calculation for a randomized multicentre clinical trial (RASPUTHINE)...
October 25, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063595/pulmonary-anatomy-and-a-case-of-unilateral-aplasia-in-a-common-snapping-turtle-chelydra-serpentina-developmental-perspectives-on-cryptodiran-lungs
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E R Schachner, J C Sedlmayr, R Schott, T R Lyson, R K Sanders, M Lambertz
The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a well studied and broadly distributed member of Testudines; however, very little is known concerning developmental anomalies and soft tissue pathologies of turtles and other reptiles. Here, we present an unusual case of unilateral pulmonary aplasia, asymmetrical carapacial kyphosis, and mild scoliosis in a live adult C. serpentina. The detailed three-dimensional (3D) anatomy of the respiratory system in both the pathological and normal adult C. serpentina, and a hatchling are visualized using computed tomography (CT), microCT, and 3D digital anatomical models...
December 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063273/clinical-and-radiological-results-of-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-at-two-or-three-levels-a-3-year-follow-up
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Dong Geun Lee, Choon Keun Park, Dong Chan Lee
BACKGROUND: Single-level unilateral posterior cervical foraminotomy is regarded as a safe method. However, the outcomes of posterior cervical foraminotomy performed on two or three levels are uncertain and debated. We aimed to analyze the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of posterior cervical foraminotomy at two or three levels. METHODS: From September 2008 to December 2011, a total of 42 patients who underwent a posterior cervical foraminotomy at two or three levels and were followed for at least 3 years were analyzed with retrospective cohort study...
October 23, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058584/radiographic-characteristics-in-congenital-scoliosis-associated-with-split-cord-malformation-a-retrospective-study-of-266-surgical-cases
#18
Fan Feng, Haining Tan, Xingye Li, Chong Chen, Zheng Li, Jianguo Zhang, Jianxiong Shen
BACKGROUND: Vertebrae, ribs, and spinal cord are anatomically adjacent structures, and their close relationships are clinically important for planning better corrective surgical approach. The objective is to identify the radiographic characteristics in surgical patients with congenital scoliosis (CS) and coexisting split cord malformation (SCM). METHODS: A total of 266 patients with CS and SCM underwent surgical treatment at our hospital between May 2000 and December 2015 was retrospectively identified...
October 23, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055740/percutaneous-balloon-kyphoplasty-for-treatment-of-very-severe-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-case-controlled-study
#19
Jin Kyu Lee, Hae-Won Jeong, Il-Han Joo, Young-Il Ko, Chang-Nam Kang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There exists controversy regarding percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PBK) in patients with very severe osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (vsOVCF). PURPOSE: The study was conducted to investigate the clinical and radiological outcomes of PBK for the treatment of vsOVCF compared with those of non-vsOVCF. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective, case controlled. PATIENT SAMPLE: 167 consecutive patients (210 vertebral bodies) who underwent PBK for OVCF between March 2010 and January 2015 were assessed...
October 18, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050715/the-effect-of-two-attending-surgeons-on-patients-with-large-curve-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Liam Bosch, Carla Boan, Miranda Falk, Greg R White, M Wade Shrader
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, chart review. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of using two surgeons for posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in patients with AIS with large-magnitude curves (greater than 70°). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have shown that intraoperative risk factors can be reduced by having two surgeons operate simultaneously. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified 47 patients between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014, who underwent a posterior spinal fusion (PSF) with AIS with large-magnitude curves (greater than 70°)...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
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