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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337717/transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-traditional-open-versus-minimally-invasive-techniques
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Michael J Lee, James Mok, Pranay Patel
Recently, minimally invasive spine arthrodesis has gained popularity among spine surgeons. Minimally invasive techniques have advantages and disadvantages compared with traditional open techniques. Comparisons between short-term outcomes of minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion and open transforaminal interbody fusion in terms of estimated blood loss, postoperative pain, and hospital length of stay have been well documented and generally favor the minimally invasive technique. However, the advantages of minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion must be evaluated in the context of long-term results, such as patient-reported outcomes and the success of arthrodesis...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322971/osteoporotic-lumbar-spine-principles-of-pedicle-screw-fixation-and-interbody-fusion
#2
J K B C Parthiban
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January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322970/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-using-bone-cement-augmented-pedicle-screws-for-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-in-patients-with-osteoporosis-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Venkata Ramesh Chandra Vemula, Bodapati Chandramowliswara Prasad, M A Jagadeesh, Jayachandar Vuttarkar, Sanjeev Kumar Akula
BACKGROUND: Instrumentation in patients with osteoporosis is challenging. Bone cement-augmented fenestrated pedicle screw fixation is a new procedure for fixation in the osteoporotic bone; and, applying minimally invasive techniques to the above is a challenging and novel concept. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of minimally invasive spine surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) in patients with spondylolisthesis and poor bone quality, performed with rigid instrumentation using bone cement [poly(methylmethacrylate)]-augmented fenestrated pedicle screws...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322311/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-unilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-unilif-morbidity-clinical-and-radiological-2-year-outcomes-of-a-66-patient-prospective-series
#4
H Giorgi, R Prebet, R Andriantsimiavona, P Tropiano, B Blondel, H F Parent
PURPOSE: To assess clinical and radiological outcomes at 2-year follow-up of one-level minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion with unilateral pedicle screw fixation (UNILIF) in the treatment of stable lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: From January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013, we prospectively collected clinical and radiological data on patients with stable degenerative lumbar disease managed by UNILIF in a single institution. Preoperatively and at 2 years, we recorded ODI, SF-12, Quebec and VAS...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316936/perioperative-complications-after-surgical-treatment-in-degenerative-adult-de-novo-scoliosis
#5
Maciej J K Simon, Henry F H Halm, Markus Quante
BACKGROUND: Degenerative adult de novo (DAD) scoliosis appears characteristically in the sixth or seventh decade with symptoms of severe back pain and radiculopathy or spinal claudication. The aim of this study was to enhance the knowledge of perioperative complications and detect possible risk factors in this selective DAD scoliosis surgery. METHODS: This retrospective study included only patients with DAD scoliosis undergone correction spondylodesis with previous failure of conservative treatment...
January 10, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313181/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-during-spinal-surgery-technical-review-in-open-and-minimally-invasive-approaches
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REVIEW
Fabio Cofano, Francesco Zenga, Marco Mammi, Roberto Altieri, Nicola Marengo, Marco Ajello, Paolo Pacca, Antonio Melcarne, Carola Junemann, Alessandro Ducati, Diego Garbossa
Neurophysiological monitoring is of undoubted value for the intraoperative safety of neurosurgical procedures. Widely developed and used for cranial surgery, it is equally as effective, though perhaps less commonly employed, for spinal pathology. The most frequently used techniques for intraoperative monitoring during spinal surgery include somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and electromyography, which can either be spontaneous free-running (sEMG) or triggered (tEMG). The knowledge of the benefits and limitations of each modality is essential in optimising the value of intraoperative monitoring during spinal procedures...
January 8, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309972/salvage-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-pseudoarthrosis-after-posterior-or-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-review-of-10-patients
#7
Dong-Ju Yun, Jae-Won Yu, Sang-Hyeop Jeon, Hyung-Chang Lee, Sang-Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Following interbody cage implantation for posterior or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF or TLIF) spinal fusion surgery, pseudoarthrosis can develop. However, there are several shortcomings of the posterior approach if the interbody cage requires removal. Therefore, an anterior approach may be useful. METHODS: We reviewed salvage anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) for pseudoarthrosis after PLIF or TLIF performed from December 2006 to December 2016...
January 5, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303470/previously-unreported-complications-associated-with-integrated-cage-screws-following-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-report-of-2-cases
#8
Neginder Saini, Mohammad Zaidi, Maureen T Barry, Robert F Heary
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a widely performed surgical treatment for various lumbar spine pathologies. The authors present the first reports of virtually identical cases of complications with integrated screws in stand-alone interbody cages. Two patients presented with the onset of S-1 radiculopathy due to screw misplacements following an ALIF procedure. In both cases, an integrated screw from the cage penetrated the dorsal aspect of the S-1 cortical margin of the vertebra, extended into the neural foramen, and injured the traversing left S-1 nerve roots...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291290/minimally-invasive-approach-to-resection-of-paraspinal-schwannoma
#9
Patrick Paullus, Taylor A Wilson, Paul Lee, Arunprasad Gunasekaran, Noojan Kazemi
In this video, the authors demonstrate a minimally invasive approach and resection of a paraspinal schwannoma. Using an expandable retractor, the authors were able to identify important adjacent bony landmarks and hence visualize and remove this peripheral nerve sheath tumor. While a tubular retractor is commonly used for interbody fusion procedures, the location of the tumor allowed this minimally invasive approach resulting in excellent access, minimal soft-tissue injury, and a short hospital stay. The authors present this approach as a less invasive and yet effective technique for resection of otherwise difficult-to-access nerve lesions...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290134/minimally-invasive-anterior-and-lateral-transpsoas-approaches-for-closed-reduction-of-grade-ii-spondylolisthesis-initial-clinical-and-radiographic-experience
#10
David S Xu, Konrad Bach, Juan S Uribe
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive anterior and lateral approaches to the lumbar spine are increasingly used to treat and reduce grade I spondylolisthesis, but concerns still exist for their usage in the management of higher-grade lesions. The authors report their experience with this strategy for grade II spondylolisthesis in a single-surgeon case series and provide early clinical and radiographic outcomes. METHODS A retrospective review of a single surgeon's cases between 2012 and 2016 identified all patients with a Meyerding grade II lumbar spondylolisthesis who underwent minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) or anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) targeting the slipped level...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290133/assessment-of-radiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-an-articulating-expandable-interbody-cage-in-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-spondylolisthesis
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Lara W Massie, Hesham Mostafa Zakaria, Lonni R Schultz, Azam Basheer, Morenikeji Ayodele Buraimoh, Victor Chang
OBJECTIVE The inability to significantly improve sagittal parameters has been a limitation of minimally invasive surgery for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). Traditional cages have a limited capacity to restore lordosis. This study evaluates the use of a crescent-shaped articulating expandable cage (Altera) for MIS TLIF. METHODS This is a retrospective review of 1- and 2-level MIS TLIF. Radiographic outcomes included differences in segmental and lumbar lordosis, disc height, evidence of fusion, and any endplate violations...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290128/short-term-outcomes-of-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-without-decompression-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-at-l4-5
#12
Peter G Campbell, Pierce D Nunley, David Cavanaugh, Eubulus Kerr, Philip Andrew Utter, Kelly Frank, Marcus Stone
OBJECTIVE Recently, authors have called into question the utility and complication index of the lateral lumbar interbody fusion procedure at the L4-5 level. Furthermore, the need for direct decompression has also been debated. Here, the authors report the clinical and radiographic outcomes of transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion, relying only on indirect decompression to treat patients with neurogenic claudication secondary to Grade 1 and 2 spondylolisthesis at the L4-5 level. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective evaluation of 18 consecutive patients with Grade 1 or 2 spondylolisthesis from a prospectively maintained database...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288862/variability-in-surgical-treatment-of-spondylolisthesis-among-spine-surgeons
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Daniel Lubelski, Vincent Alentado, Seth Williams, Colin O'Rourke, Nancy Obuchowski, Jeffrey C Wang, Michael Steinmetz, Alfred Melillo, Edward Benzel, Michael Modic, Robert Quencer, Thomas Mroz
BACKGROUND: There are a multitude of treatments for low grade lumbar spondylolisthesis. There are no clear guidelines for the optimal approach. OBJECTIVE: To identify the surgical treatment patterns for spondylolisthesis, among United States spine surgeons METHODS: 445 US spine surgeons completed a survey of clinical/radiographic case scenarios on patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis with neurogenic claudication with (S+BP) or without (S-BP) associated mechanical back pain...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288855/biomechanical-analysis-of-porous-additive-manufactured-cages-for-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-finite-element-analysis
#14
Zhenjun Zhang, Hui Li, Guy R Fogel, Zhenhua Liao, Yang Li, Weiqiang Liu
BACKGROUND: A porous additive manufactured (AM) cage may provide stability similar to that of traditional solid cages, and may be beneficial to bone ingrowth. The biomechanical influence of various porous cages on stability, subsidence, stresses in cage, and facet contact force has not been fully described. The purpose of this study was to verify biomechanical effects of porous AM cages. METHODS: The surgical FE models with various cages were constructed. The partially porous titanium (PPT) cages and fully porous titanium (FPT) cages were applied...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288274/stand-alone-anterior-interbody-fusion-for-substitution-of-iliac-fixation-in-long-spinal-fixation-constructs
#15
Morsi Khashan, William Camisa, Sigurd Berven, Jeremi Leasure
INTRODUCTION: The use of distal sacral anchorage solely, in long spinal fusions, may lead to substantial complications. Extending the fixation down to the ilium and the addition of anterior column support are both used to facilitate construct stability and improve fusion rates. In the current study, we aimed to determine whether supplementation of long thoracolumbar fixation constructs with stand-alone anterior interbody fusion (ALIF) cage with embedded screws can eliminate the biomechanical need for iliac screws fixation biomechanically...
December 29, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280929/lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-historical-overview-and-a-future-perspective
#16
Suzanne de Kunder, Kim Rijkers, Inge J M H Caelers, Rob A de Bie, Peter J Koehler, Henk van Santbrink
: In this historical study we present an overview of lumbar interbody fusion surgery, which is one of the most commonly performed instrumented spinal fusion surgeries. The present article focuses on the history of lumbar interbody fusion surgery, starting from the foundation which was laid in the 19 and 20 century until today. The development of material and techniques evolved from simple wiring to the combination of transforaminal interbody fusion with PEEK cages and pedicle screw fixation with poly axial screws...
December 26, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279744/postoperative-spinal-epidural-hematoma-the-danger-caused-by-the-misuse-of-thrombin-containing-local-hemostatics
#17
Dong Ki Ahn, Won Shik Shin, Go We Kim, Ki Hyuk Koo
Study Design: Retrospective case-control study. Purpose: To examine the hypothesis that the misuse of thrombin-containing local hemostatics (TCLH) increases the risk of postoperative spinal epidural hematoma (POSEH). Overview of Literature: Many studies have focused on hypocoagulability as a risk factor for POSEH. However, there are no prior reports on the increased risk of POSEH in hypercoagulable states. Methods: Posterior instrumented lumbar spine surgery cases over 2 consecutive years were divided into two groups: a study group (98 patients in whom TCLH was used) and a control group (176 patients in whom TCLH was not used)...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279739/evaluation-of-two-novel-integrated-stand-alone-spacer-designs-compared-with-anterior-and-anterior-posterior-single-level-lumbar-fusion-techniques-an-in-vitro-biomechanical-investigation
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Craig A Kuhns, Jonathan A Harris, Mir M Hussain, Aditya Muzumdar, Brandon S Bucklen, Saif Khalil
Study Design: In vitro biomechanical investigation. Purpose: To compare the biomechanics of integrated three-screw and four-screw anterior interbody spacer devices and traditional techniques for treatment of degenerative disc disease. Overview of Literature: Biomechanical literature describes investigations of operative techniques and integrated devices with four dual-stacked, diverging interbody screws; four alternating, converging screws through a polyether-ether-ketone (PEEK) spacer; and four converging screws threaded within the PEEK spacer...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276041/cost-effectiveness-of-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-the-japanese-universal-health-insurance-system
#19
Takahito Fujimori, Toshitada Miwa, Motoki Iwasaki, Takenori Oda
BACKGROUND: Globally, the cost-effectiveness of spinal surgery is becoming increasingly important. However, these data are limited to a few countries. The purpose of our study was to examine the cost/quality adjusted life year (cost/QALY) gained for posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) in the Japanese universal health insurance system. METHODS: Fifty five patients underwent PLIF for lumbar degenerative spinal canal stenosis between July 2013 and September 2015 was included...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274450/does-obesity-affect-peri-and-postoperative-morbidity-and-complication-rates-after-minimal-access-spinal-technologies-mast-in-surgery-for-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
#20
Wolfgang Senker, Harald Stefanits, Matthias Gmeiner, Wolfgang Trutschnig, Ingo Weinfurter, Andreas Gruber
OBJECTIVE: The impact of obesity on spine surgery has been studied extensively, but just a few investigations have been focused on minimally invasive spinal fusion techniques and complication rates in normal-weight, preobese, or obese patients. Obesity was found to be a risk factor for intraoperative complications. Published data tend to favor minimal access surgery techniques (MAST) for obese patients. In a prospective study, we assessed the perioperative and postoperative complications of MAST in a large population of 187 patients...
December 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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