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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915307/the-use-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-in-spinal-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-our-experience
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Eduardo Colom-Beauchamp, David Beaton-Comulada, Julio A Rodriguez, José C Pérez-López, José Montañez-Huertas, Enrique Escobar-Medina, José Massanet-Vollrath
OBJECTIVE: Since its introduction and FDA approval, rhBMP-2 has been adopted by spine surgeons as a substitute for ICBG in numerous spinal fusion techniques. As broad clinical use increased, reports on potential complications associated with rhBMP-2 also increased. We provide our experience with TLIF using rhBMP-2 or ICBG in an entirely Hispanic population. METHODS: This was a 2-year retrospective study of 67 patients, with 26 in the rhBMP-2 group and 41 in the ICBG group, who underwent TLIF...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906383/comparing-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-spondylolisthesis-a-strobe-compliant-observational-study
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Dapeng Zhang, Keya Mao, Xiaojun Qiang
Although spondylolisthesis was traditionally treated with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) was recently proposed as an alternative treatment for spondylolisthesis. However, no studies have focused on the comparison of these 2 techniques' outcome on spondylolisthesis.The operative reports and perioperative data of patients who underwent single-level primary open PLIF (n = 29) and MIS-TLIF (n = 26) for I/II spondylolisthesis were retrospectively evaluated...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902743/use-of-an-alternative-surgical-corridor-in-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-the-l5-s1-segment-a-technical-report
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Nam-Su Chung, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Han-Dong Lee
STUDY DESIGN: Technical report. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the use of an alternative surgical corridor in oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) at the L5-S1 segment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: OLIF L5-S1 is essentially performed through the central disk space between the bifurcations of the iliac vessels, which is sometimes difficult due to the vascular structures that obstruct the surgical field. Another concern is retrograde ejaculation following superior hypogastric plexus injury in male patients...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898815/biomechanical-evaluation-of-different-surgical-procedures-in-single-level-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-vitro
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Yuanwu Cao, Fubing Liu, Shengcheng Wan, Yun Liang, Chun Jiang, Zhenzhou Feng, Xiaoxing Jiang, Zixian Chen
BACKGROUNDS: A variety of improved surgical methods were adopted in the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. A mechanical stability provides an ideal environment for the formation of a fusion mass and is the basis of their good outcomes. The object of this study is to evaluate the initial similarities and differences of four commonly-used posterior surgical procedures biomechanically. METHODS: Biomechanical testing was performed at L3-4 motion segment in 6 fresh-frozen human cadaveric lumbar spines (L2-L5), including the following sequentially tested configurations: 1) intact motion segment; 2) bilateral pedicle screw fixation; 3) unilateral pedicle screw fixation; 4) unilateral pedicle screw plus contralateral translaminar facet joint screw fixation according to the Magerl technique; and 5) bilateral pedicle screw fixation with bilateral facetectomies...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894689/is-stand-alone-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-safe-and-efficacious-treatment-for-isthmic-spondylolisthesis-of-l5-s1
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Luke L Viglione, Uphar Chamoli, Ashish D Diwan
STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of stand-alone anterior lumbar interbody fusion (sa-ALIF) for the treatment of symptomatic isthmic spondylolisthesis of L5-S1 by assessing the level of available clinical and radiographic evidence. METHODS: A systematic review utilizing Medline, Embase, and Scopus online databases was undertaken. Clinical, radiographic, and adverse outcome data were extracted for the relevant isthmic spondylolisthesis cases with the intention of undertaking a meta-analysis...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894682/frailty-is-predictive-of-adverse-postoperative-events-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-fusion
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Dante M Leven, Nathan J Lee, Jun S Kim, Parth Kothari, Jeremy Steinberger, Javier Guzman, Branko Skovrlj, John I Shin, Kevin Phan, John M Caridi, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the modified frailty index (mFI) as a predictor of adverse postoperative events following posterior lumbar fusion. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database including all adult patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion between 2005 and 2012...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894679/management-of-thoracic-disc-herniations-via-posterior-unilateral-modified-transfacet-pedicle-sparing-decompression-with-segmental-instrumentation-and-interbody-fusion
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Daniel A Carr, Andrey A Volkov, David L Rhoiney, Pradeep Setty, Ryan J Barrett, Roderick Claybrooks, Peter L Bono, Doris Tong, Teck M Soo
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case series was to demonstrate the safety of a modified transfacet pedicle-sparing decompression and instrumented fusion in patients with thoracic disc herniations (TDHs). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing operative management of TDH from July 2007 to December 2011 using a posterior unilateral modified transfacet pedicle-sparing approach were identified...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887272/establishing-benchmarks-for-the-volume-outcome-relationship-for-common-lumbar-spine-surgical-procedures
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Daniel J Sturgeon, Camden B Burns, Tyler J Hunt, Christopher M Bono
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The importance of surgeon volume as a quality measure has been defined for a number of surgical specialties. Meaningful procedural volume benchmarks have not been established, however, particularly with respect to lumbar spine surgery. PURPOSE: To establish surgeon volume benchmarks for the performance of four common lumbar spine surgical procedures (discectomy, decompression, lumbar interbody fusion, lumbar posterolateral fusion). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of data in the Florida Statewide Inpatient Dataset (2011-2014)...
September 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886118/in-vivo-experimental-study-of-anterior-cervical-fusion-using-bioactive-polyetheretherketone-in-a-canine-model
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Takayoshi Shimizu, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Seiji Yamaguchi, Bungo Otsuki, Yaichiro Okuzu, Tomiharu Matsushita, Tadashi Kokubo, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a widely accepted biomaterial, especially in the field of spinal surgery. However, PEEK is not able to directly integrate with bone tissue, due to its bioinertness. To overcome this drawback, various studies have described surface coating approaches aimed at increasing the bioactivity of PEEK surfaces. Among those, it has been shown that the recently developed sol-gel TiO2 coating could provide PEEK with the ability to bond with bone tissue in vivo without the use of a bone graft...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879373/single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-interbody-fusion
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Cesare Faldini, Mohammadreza Chehrassan, Fabrizio Perna, Raffaele Borghi, Antonio Mazzotti, Francesco Traina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879371/transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Cesare Faldini, Raffaele Borghi, Mohammadreza Chehrassan, Fabrizio Perna, Federico Pilla, Francesco Traina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875150/transpseudarthrosis-osteotomy-with-interbody-fusion-for-kyphotic-spinal-pseudarthrosis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-by-a-single-posterior-approach-a-retrospective-study-and-a-brief-relevant-literature-review
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Erzhu Yang, Liangliang Cao, Guowang Zhang, Xiaofeng Lian, Jianguang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the safety and efficacy of transpseudarthrosis osteotomy with interbody fusion in the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) patients with kyphotic spinal pseudarthrosis by a single posterior approach. METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients with spinal pseudarthrosis underwent transpseudarthrosis osteotomy and interbody fusion with a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage by a single posterior approach. The operative time, intraoperative blood loss, and complications were recorded...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875092/thoracolumbar-cortical-screw-placement-with-interbody-fusion-technique-and-considerations
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Michael Karsy, Michael R Jensen, Kyril Cole, Jian Guan, Andrea Brock, Chad Cole
A surge in interest in cortical bone trajectory (CBT), first described by Santoni in 2009, may be a result of its numerous advantages, including reduced surgical incision length and lateral dissection, limited disruption of the facet joints, and decreased blood loss. In addition, CBT offers improved screw pullout strength and the ability to perform hybrid constructs with pedicle screws using minimally invasive approaches. However, one of the main limitations of the technique involves the small screw size, which limits the potential for long-segment constructs...
July 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874979/serotonergic-antidepressants-are-associated-with-increased-blood-loss-and-risk-for-transfusion-in-single-level-lumbar-fusion-surgery
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Paul Schadler, Jennifer Shue, Mohamed Moawad, Federico P Girardi, Frank P Cammisa, Andrew A Sama, Russel C Huang, Darren R Lebl, Chad M Craig, Alexander P Hughes
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of antidepressants on blood loss and transfusion requirements in spinal surgery patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several studies have shown an increase in perioperative bleeding in orthopedic surgery patients on antidepressant drug therapy, yet no study has examined the impact of these agents on spinal surgery patients. METHODS: Charts of patients who underwent single-level spinal fusion (posterior lumbar interbody fusion with posterior instrumentation) performed by five fellowship-trained surgeons at a tertiary spine center between 2008 and 2013, were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874975/radiologic-and-clinical-courses-of-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-10%C3%A2-25%C3%A2-after-a-short-segment-fusion
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Kyu Yeol Lee, Min-Woo Kim, Chul Soon Im, Young Hoon Jung
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: We report the surgical outcomes of small degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) patients treated by a short-segment fusion and followed for a minimum of 5 years. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several surgical options are available for the treatment of DLS, such as decompression only, decompression plus a short-segment fusion, or decompression with a long segment fusion. Few studies have evaluated the results of a short-segment fusion in patients with DLS over time...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870824/spine-navigation-based-on-three-dimensional-robotic-fluoroscopy-for-accurate-percutaneous-pedicle-screw-placement-a-prospective-study-of-66-consecutive-cases
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Edward Fomekong, Salah Edine Safi, Christian Raftopoulos
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine surgery is associated with obstructed visibility of anatomical landmarks and increased radiation exposure, leading to higher incidence of pedicle screw mispositioning. To address these drawbacks, intraoperative three-dimensional fluoroscopy (io3DF) and navigation are being increasingly used. We aimed to present our dedicated multifunctional hybrid operating room (HyOR) setup and evaluate the accuracy and safety of io3DF image-guided spinal navigation in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with percutaneous pedicle screw (PPS) placement...
September 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862571/utility-of-intraoperative-rotational-thromboelastometry-in-thoracolumbar-deformity-surgery
#17
Jian Guan, Chad D Cole, Meic H Schmidt, Andrew T Dailey
OBJECTIVE Blood loss during surgery for thoracolumbar scoliosis often requires blood product transfusion. Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) has enabled the more targeted treatment of coagulopathy, but its use in deformity surgery has received limited study. The authors investigated whether the use of ROTEM reduces transfusion requirements in this case-control study of thoracolumbar deformity surgery. METHODS Data were prospectively collected on all patients who received ROTEM-guided blood product management during long-segment (≥ 7 levels) posterior thoracolumbar fusion procedures at a single institution from April 2015 to February 2016...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861199/the-efficacy-of-vitamin-c-on-postoperative-outcomes-after-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#18
Gun Woo Lee, Han Seok Yang, Jin S Yeom, Myun-Whan Ahn
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C has critical features relavant to postoperative pain management and functional improvement; however, no study has yet evaluated the effectiveness of vitamin C on improving the surgical outcomes for spine pathologies. Thus, this study aimed to explore the impact of vitamin C on postoperative outcomes after single-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for lumbar spinal stenosis in prospectively randomized design. We conducted a 1-year prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to evaluate the impact of vitamin C on the postoperative outcomes after PLIF surgery...
September 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857968/risk-factors-and-management-of-incidental-durotomy-in-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgery
#19
Frederik Enders, Amelie Ackemann, Simon Müller, Karl Kiening, Berk Orakcioglu
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study analysis. OBJECTIVE: In this retrospective study we evaluated risk factors for incidental durotomy and its impact on the postoperative course. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) is increasingly applied for the treatment of degenerative instability. A known complication is incidental durotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 541 patients who underwent primary LIF surgery between 2005 and 2015 was analyzed...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844914/comparison-of-the-total-and-hidden-blood-loss-in-patients-undergoing-open-and-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#20
Hui Zhang, Ze-Xin Chen, Ze-Ming Sun, Chao Jiang, Wen-Fei Ni, Yan Lin, Yao-Sen Wu
PURPOSE: This study examined the volume of hidden blood loss (HBL) and compared perioperative blood loss between minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (O-TLIF). METHODS: Forty-eight patients who were treated with MI-TLIF and 59 patients treated with O-TLIF were enrolled in this study. Patient's height, weight, and preoperative and postoperative hematocrit (Hct) were recorded and used to calculate total blood loss (TBL) according to Gross's formula...
August 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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