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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885125/risk-factor-analysis-of-kyphotic-malalignment-after-cervical-intramedullary-tumor-resection-in-adults
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Satoshi Nori, Akio Iwanami, Akimasa Yasuda, Narihito Nagoshi, Nobuyuki Fujita, Tomohiro Hikata, Mitsuru Yagi, Takashi Tsuji, Kota Watanabe, Suketaka Momoshima, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Ken Ishii
OBJECTIVE A number of studies have reported that surgery for cervical intramedullary tumors via the posterior approach can result in postoperative sagittal malalignment of the cervical spine; however, the risk factors remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in cervical spinal alignment after surgery for cervical intramedullary tumors in adults and to elucidate the risk factors for cervical spinal sagittal misalignment. METHODS Data for the period from April 2001 to December 2011 for all adults who had undergone surgery for cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors at a single institution were retrospectively analyzed to determine the postoperative changes in cervical spine alignment...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881121/the-predictable-factors-of-the-postoperative-kyphotic-change-of-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-after-the-laminoplasty
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Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Su Hun Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Laminoplasty is an effective surgical method for treating cervical degenerative disease. However, postoperative complications such as kyphosis, restriction of neck motion, and instability are often reported. Despite sufficient preoperative lordosis, this procedure often aggravates the lordotic curve of the cervical spine and straightens cervical alignment. Hence, it is important to examine preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative kyphotic alignment changes. Our study aimed to investigate preoperative radiologic parameters associated with kyphotic deformity post laminoplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840349/sagittal-spino-pelvic-alignment-in-rapidly-destructive-coxarthrosis
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Tadatsugu Morimoto, Masaru Kitajima, Masatsugu Tsukamoto, Tomohito Yoshihara, Motoki Sonohata, Masaaki Mawatari
PURPOSE: To investigate the sagittal spino-pelvic alignment (SSPA) in patients with rapidly destructive coxarthrosis (RDC). METHODS: SSPA was investigated in 44 patients with RDC and 70 patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA). The study included only female patients over the age of 70 years because epidemiological reports indicate that RDC most commonly occurs in this group of patients. The SSPA parameters that were analyzed included lumbar lordosis (LL), lumbar range of motion (ΔLL), sacral slope (SS), pelvic incidence (PI), and pelvic tilt (PT)...
August 24, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830044/postural-orientation-and-standing-postural-alignment-in-ambulant-children-with-bilateral-cerebral-palsy
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Małgorzata Domagalska-Szopa, Andrzej Szopa
BACKGROUND: Standing postural alignment in children with cerebral palsy is usually altered by central postural control disorders. The primary aim of this study is to describe body alignment in a quiet standing position in ambulatory children with bilateral cerebral palsy compared with children with typical development. METHODS: Fifty-eight children with bilateral cerebral palsy (aged 7-13years) and 45 age-matched children with typical development underwent a surface topography examination based on Moiré topography and were classified according to their sagittal postural profiles...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808601/high-posterior-cervical-fusion-rates-with-iliac-autograft-and-nanoss-bone-marrow-aspirate
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe cervical multilevel stenosis and an adequate lordotic curvature often undergo multilevel laminectomies with posterior instrumented fusions. Although the "gold standard" for the fusion mass remains iliac crest autograft, many require additional volume provided by bone graft expanders. Here, we studied the fusion rates for 32 patients undergoing multilevel cervical laminectomy and vertex/rod/eyelet/titanium cable fusions utilizing lamina/iliac autograft and the bone graft expander Nanoss (RTI Surgical, Alachua, FL, USA) with autogenous bone marrow aspirate (BMA)...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796062/usefulness-of-anterior-cervical-fusion-using-titanium-interbody-cage-for-treatment-of-cervical-degenerative-disease-with-preoperative-segmental-kyphosis
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Kunihiko Hosoi, Hitoshi Tonomura, Ryota Takatori, Masateru Nagae, Yasuo Mikami, Toru Osawa, Yuji Arai, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo
Favorable bone fusion and clinical results have been reported for anterior cervical fusion (ACF) using titanium interbody cage (TIC). This method might induce postoperative subsidence and local kyphosis, but the relationship between radiological changes and preoperative local alignment is not known. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of preoperative local alignment on the clinical and radiological outcomes of ACF using TIC.The study enrolled 36 patients (mean age 49.8 years) who underwent single-level ACF using TIC for cervical degenerative diseases...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767627/muscle-preserving-selective-laminectomy-maintained-the-compensatory-mechanism-of-cervical-lordosis-after-surgery
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Satoshi Nori, Tateru Shiraishi, Ryoma Aoyama, Ken Ninomiya, Junichi Yamane, Kazuya Kitamura, Seiji Ueda
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective single-center study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the compensatory mechanism of cervical lordosis (CL), the changes in cervical sagittal alignment and range of motion (ROM) after muscle-preserving selective laminectomy (SL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CL increases as a compensatory mechanism for the adjustment of cervical sagittal balance or horizontal gaze. However, laminoplasty invades this mechanism and causes kyphosis in higher T1 (C7) slope patients...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767624/can-c7-slope-substitute-the-t1-slope-an-analysis-using-cervical-radiographs-and-kinematic-mris
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Koji Tamai, Zorica Buser, Permsak Paholpak, Kittipong Seesumpun, Hiroaki Nakamura, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of consecutive 45 radiographs and 120 kinematic magnetic resonance images (kMRI) OBJECTIVE.: The aim was to assess the visibility of C7 and T1 endplates on radiographs, and to verify the correlation between C7 or T1 slope and cervical balance parameters using kMRI. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Because the T1 slope is not always visible due to the anatomical interference, several studies have used C7 slope instead of T1. However, it is still unclear whether the C7 endplate is more visible on radiographs than T1, and if C7 slope has similarity with T1 slope...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766019/a-retrospective-imaging-study-of-surgical-outcomes-and-range-of-motion-in-patients-with-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Shunsuke Kanbara, Shiro Imagama, Keigo Ito, Kenyu Ito, Naoki Ishiguro, Fumihiko Kato
PURPOSE: The K line was introduced in a previous study, but did not include the cervical range of motion (ROM) as a parameter for evaluating surgical outcomes for patients with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), and few reports have used both the K line and X-ray evaluations of the cervical ROM to describe the surgical outcomes in such patients. METHODS: Double-door C2-C7 or C3-C7 laminoplasty was performed in 100 patients with cervical OPLL who were classified according to the K line [86 patients, K line (+) and 14 patients, K line (-)]...
August 1, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765807/the-influence-of-lordotic-cages-on-creating-sagittal-balance-in-the-cmis-treatment-of-adult-spinal-deformity
#10
Neel Anand, Ryan B Cohen, Jason Cohen, Babak Kahndehroo, Sheila Kahwaty, Eli Baron
BACKGROUND: CMIS techniques are heavily dependent on placement of lateral interbody cages. Cages with an increased lordotic angle are being advocated to improve segmental lordosis and SVA. We assessed the segmental lordosis achieved with the individual cages. We further studied three variables and the effect each had on segmental lordosis: the lordosis angle of the cage, the position of the cage in the intervertebral space, and the level that it has been placed. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 66 consecutive patients who underwent lateral interbody fusion using lordotic cages as part of CMIS correction of scoliosis from June 2012 to January 2016...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765797/radiographic-analysis-of-cervical-and-spinal-alignment-in-multilevel-acdf-with-lordotic-interbody-device
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Yoshihiro Katsuura, Alex Lemons, Eileen Lorenz, Rachel Swafford, James Osborn, Garrick Cason
BACKGROUND: Restoration and maintenance of cervical lordosis is an important clinical parameter in spine surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which a multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF: greater than 3 levels) procedure restores cervical lordosis and the affect of increasing lordosis on sagittal vertical axis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective radiographic analysis of 69 patients who underwent multilevel ACDF by 2 surgeons between 2013 and 2014...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764702/characterisation-of-the-correlation-between-standing-lordosis-and-degenerative-joint-disease-in-the-lower-lumbar-spine-in-women-and-men-a-radiographic-study
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Kelvin J Murray, Michael R Le Grande, Arantxa Ortega de Mues, Michael F Azari
BACKGROUND: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) in the lumbar spine is a common condition that is associated with chronic low back pain. Excessive loading of lumbar joints is a risk factor for DJD. Changes in lumbar lordosis significantly redistribute the forces of weight-bearing on the facet joints and the intervertebral discs. However, the relationship between lumbar lordosis and DJD has not been characterized in men and women. METHODS: We characterised the correlation between standing lumbar lordosis and DJD in standing radiographic images from 301 adult female and male chiropractic patients...
August 1, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673830/motion-preservation-following-total-lumbar-disc-replacement-at-the-lumbosacral-junction-a-prospective-long-term-clinical-and-radiographic-investigation
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Christoph Wuertinger, Raphael Dàgostino Annes, Wolfgang Hitzl, Christoph J Siepe
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Total lumbar disc replacement (TDR) intends to avoid fusion related negative side effects by means of motion preservation. Despite of their widespread use, the adequate quality and quantity of motion as well as the correlation between radiographic data with the patient's clinical symptomatology remains to be established. Long-term data are lacking in particular. PURPOSE: To perform a clinical and radiographic long-term investigation following TDR with special emphasis on motion preservation assessment and to establish any potential correlation with patient reported outcome parameters...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660108/distal-fusion-level-selection-in-scheuermann-s-kyphosis-a-comparison-of-lordotic-disc-segment-versus-the-sagittal-stable-vertebrae
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Han Jo Kim, Venu Nemani, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Matthew E Cunningham, Justin A Iorio, Kevin O'Neill, Brian J Neuman, Lawrence G Lenke
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 methods of selecting the lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) on the rates of revision surgery for distal junctional kyphosis (DJK) following treatment for Scheuermann's kyphosis (SK). METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who have undergone surgical treatment for SK was performed. Forty-four patients were divided into 2 groups based on intervention: Group 1 (n = 26) included patients who had an LIV distal to or at the sagittal stable vertebrae (SSV), and Group 2 (n = 18) included patients who had an LIV proximal to the SSV...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658033/laminoplasty-does-not-lead-to-worsening-axial-neck-pain-in-the-properly-selected-patient-with-cervical-myelopathy-a-comparison-with-laminectomy-and-fusion
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Byron F Stephens, John M Rhee, Thomas Neustein, Rafael Arceo
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine if laminoplasty (LP) is associated with worsening axial neck pain in patients with multilevel cervical myelopathy, and to compare neck pain, clinical outcomes, and radiographic measures in a group undergoing laminectomy and fusion (LF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative new or worsening axial neck pain is commonly cited as a major disadvantage of laminoplasty...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641325/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-associated-with-scuba-diving
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Naoharu Kitajima, Akemi Sugita-Kitajima, Seiji Kitajima
A 28-year-old female diver presented with dizziness and difficulty clearing her left ear whilst scuba diving. Her pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry were normal. Testing of Eustachian tube function revealed tubal stenosis. Video-oculography revealed a predominantly torsional nystagmus while the patient was in the lordotic position. Fistula signs were positive. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the temporal bone revealed a diagnosis of bilateral superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCDS). Cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing showed that the amplitude of the cVEMP measured from her left ear was larger than that from the right...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624723/repeated-end-range-spinal-movement-while-seated-abolishes-the-proprioceptive-deficit-induced-by-prolonged-flexed-sitting-posture-a-study-assessing-the-statistical-and-clinical-significance-of-spinal-position-sense
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Vasileios Korakakis, Giannis Giakas, Vasilis Sideris, Rodney Whiteley
BACKGROUND: Sustained spinal flexion has been proposed to affect the properties of spinal tissues, increase postural muscle's activation latency and act detrimentally on proprioception. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effect of flexed posture (FP) on spinal proprioception and assessed the immediate effect of spinal movement on the presumable flexion-induced proprioceptive deficit. DESIGN: Clinical measurement study. METHODS: Marker-based kinematic analyses of the head, spine, and pelvis were conducted on 50 individuals...
June 10, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620787/do-position-and-size-matter-an-analysis-of-cage-and-placement-variables-for-optimum-lordosis-in-plif-reconstruction
#18
Priyan R Landham, Angus S Don, Peter A Robertson
PURPOSE: To examine monosegmental lordosis after posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) surgery and relate lordosis to cage size, shape, and placement. METHODS: Eighty-three consecutive patients underwent single-level PLIF with paired identical lordotic cages involving a wide decompression and bilateral facetectomies. Cage parameters relating to size (height, lordosis, and length) and placement (expressed as a ratio relative to the length of the inferior vertebral endplate) were recorded...
June 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585675/a-modified-jaslow-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-isthmic-spondylolisthesis
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ChaoJiang Yu, Xiao Gao, Kai Huang, BuQing Chang, Hu Feng, Jie Zhao
AIM: To describe a modified Jaslow-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique for the treatment of single-level, isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between April 2011 and September 2012, 32 patients with IS undergoing a modified Jaslow-TLIF, were retrospectively reviewed. The intervertebral space height (IH), vertebral slippage ratio, lordotic angles of the treated segments (SA) and lumbar lordotic angles (LA) were measured and the scores by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) were recorded...
April 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561274/statistical-shape-modelling-of-hip-and-lumbar-spine-morphology-and-their-relationship-in-the-mrc-national-survey-of-health-and-development
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Anastasia V Pavlova, Fiona R Saunders, Stella G Muthuri, Jennifer S Gregory, Rebecca J Barr, Kathryn R Martin, Rebecca J Hardy, Rachel Cooper, Judith E Adams, Diana Kuh, Richard M Aspden
The anatomical shape of bones and joints is important for their proper function but quantifying this, and detecting pathological variations, is difficult to do. Numerical descriptions would also enable correlations between joint shapes to be explored. Statistical shape modelling (SSM) is a method of image analysis employing pattern recognition statistics to describe and quantify such shapes from images; it uses principal components analysis to generate modes of variation describing each image in terms of a set of numerical scores after removing global size variation...
August 2017: Journal of Anatomy
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