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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597366/finite-element-model-predicts-the-biomechanical-performance-of-cervical-disc-replacement-and-fusion-hybrid-surgery-with-various-geometry-of-ball-and-socket-artificial-disc
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Yang Li, Guy R Fogel, Zhenhua Liao, Weiqiang Liu
PURPOSE: Few finite element studies have investigated changes in cervical biomechanics with various prosthesis design parameters using hybrid surgery (HS), and none have investigated those combined different HS strategies. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of ball-and-socket prosthesis geometry on the biomechanical performance of the cervical spine combined with two HS constructs. METHODS: Two HS strategies were conducted: (1) ACDF at C4-C5 and anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) at C5-C6 (ACDF/ACDR), and (2) ACDR/ACDF...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591075/comparison-of-the-vacuum-mattress-versus-the-spine-board-alone-for-immobilization-of-the-cervical-spine-injured-patient-a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study
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Mark L Prasarn, Per Kristian Hyldmo, Laura A Zdziarski, Evan Loewy, Dewayne Dubose, MaryBeth Horodyski, Glenn R Rechtine
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical cadaveric study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Trauma patients in the United States are immobilized on a rigid spine board, whereas in many other places vacuum mattresses are used with the proposed advantages of improved comfort and better immobilization of the spine. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the amount of motion generated in an unstable cervical spine fracture with use of the vacuum mattress versus the spine board alone...
June 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582418/an-in-vivo-comparison-study-in-goats-for-a-novel-motion-preserving-cervical-joint-system
#3
Jie Qin, Chenguang Zhao, Dong Wang, Bo Zhao, Jun Dong, Haopeng Li, Rongxia Sang, Shuang Wang, Jiao Fu, Rangrang Kong, Xijing He
Cervical degenerative disease is one of the most common spinal disorders worldwide, especially in older people. Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) is a useful method for the surgical treatment of multi-level cervical degenerative disease. Anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) is considered as an alternative surgical method. However, both methods have drawbacks, particularly the neck motion decrease observed after arthrodesis, and arthroplasty should only be performed on patients presenting with cervical disc disease but without any vertebral body disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580053/persistent-proatlas-with-additional-segmentation-of-the-craniovertebral-junction-the-tsuang-goehmann-malformation
#4
Holger Spittank, Ulrich Goehmann, Hendrik Hage, Robby Sacher
Case study description and analysis of a complex craniovertebral dysplasia in an 8-year-old male patient, in which conventional cervical spine radiographs demonstrated a regularly differentiated occipital base, as well as the presence of two lateral masses of the proatlas vertebra and two lateral masses of the atlas vertebra. Further assessment included computed tomography of the occipital base and the upper cervical spine as well as three-dimensional reconstruction. Malsegmentation of the fourth occipital vertebra can result in various anomalies that are known as 'manifestation of the proatlas'...
October 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570783/on-the-importance-of-retaining-stresses-and-strains-in-repositioning-computational-biomechanical-models-of-the-cervical-spine
#5
Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, Duane S Cronin
Human body models are created in a specific posture and often repositioned and analyzed without retaining stresses that result from repositioning. For example, repositioning a human neck model within the physiological range of motion to a head-turned posture prior to an impact results in initial stresses within the tissues distracted from their neutral position. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of repositioning on the subsequent kinetics, kinematics and failure modes of a lower cervical spine motion segment, to support future research at the full neck level...
June 1, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535435/multi-segmental-thoracic-spine-kinematics-measured-dynamically-in-the-young-and-elderly-during-flexion
#6
Dominika Ignasiak, Andrea Rüeger, Stephen J Ferguson
In contrast to the cervical and lumbar region, the normal kinematics of the thoracic spine have not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this study was to characterize normal multi-segmental continuous motion of the whole thoracolumbar spine, during a flexion maneuver, in young and elderly subjects. Forty-two healthy volunteers were analyzed: 21 young (age=27.00±3.96) and 21 elderly (age=70.1±3.85). Spinal motion was recorded with a motion-capture system and analyzed using a 3rd order polynomial function to approximate spinal curvature throughout the motion sequence...
May 20, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532919/image-guided-lateral-mass-osteotomy-for-en-bloc-resection-of-cervical-ewing-s-sarcoma-a-technical-note
#7
Julian Li, Kevin Phan, Tommy Manh Tran, Ralph Mobbs, Ralph Stanford
BACKGROUND: En bloc resection of Ewing's sarcoma according to Enneking's principles is technically challenging in the cervical spine due to the proximity of important neurovascular structures, complex local anatomy and biomechanical instability of radical resection. The rarity of Ewing's sarcoma and variability of presentation justifies ongoing compilation of the surgical nuances and subtleties of en bloc resection in the cervical spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a 34-year-old male with Ewing's sarcoma of the neck who underwent successful en bloc resection using a novel technique of splitting the laminae and osteomising the lateral masses using image guidance...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525481/comparison-of-the-clinical-and-radiographic-results-between-cervical-artificial-disk-replacement-and-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-6-year-prospective-nonrandomized-comparative-study
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Wei Tian, Kai Yan, Xiao Han, Jie Yu, Peihao Jin, Xiaoguang Han
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term clinical and radiographic results of cervical artificial disk replacement (CADR) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and to provide our evidence if CADR could reduce adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CADR is widely used in spine surgery today. Despite the short-term results of it having been ascertained, the long-term results are still under observation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498072/paravertebral-foramen-screw-fixation-for-posterior-cervical-spine-fusion-biomechanical-study-and-description-of-a-novel-technique
#9
Satoshi Maki, Masaaki Aramomi, Yusuke Matsuura, Takeo Furuya, Mitsutoshi Ota, Yasushi Iijima, Junya Saito, Takane Suzuki, Chikato Mannoji, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masashi Yamazaki, Masao Koda
OBJECTIVE Fusion surgery with instrumentation is a widely accepted treatment for cervical spine pathologies. The authors propose a novel technique for subaxial cervical fusion surgery using paravertebral foramen screws (PVFS). The authors consider that PVFS have equal or greater biomechanical strength than lateral mass screws (LMS). The authors' goals of this study were to conduct a biomechanical study of PVFS, to investigate the suitability of PVFS as salvage fixation for failed LMS, and to describe this novel technique...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456670/there-is-no-increased-risk-of-adjacent-segment-disease-at-the-cervico-thoracic-junction-following-an-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-to-c7
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Philip K Louie, Steven M Presciutti, Stephanie E Iantorno, Daniel D Bohl, Kevin Shah, Grant D Shifflett, Howard S An
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a very common operative intervention for the treatment of cervical spine degenerative disease in those who have failed non-operative measures. However, studies examining long-term follow up on patients who underwent ACDF reveal evidence of radiographic and clinical degenerative disc disease at the levels adjacent to the fusion construct. Consistent with other junctional regions of the spine, the cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) has significant morphological variations...
April 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444241/cervical-spine-muscle-tendon-unit-length-differences-between-neutral-and-forward-head-postures-biomechanical-study-using-human-cadaveric-specimens
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Saeed Khayatzadeh, Olivia A Kalmanson, Dale Schuit, Robert M Havey, Leonard I Voronov, Alexander J Ghanayem, Avinash G Patwardhan
Background: Forward Head Posture (FHP) may be associated with neck pain and poor health-related quality of life. Literature describes only qualitative muscle length changes associated with FHP. Objective: To quantify how muscle-tendon unit lengths are altered when human cadaveric specimens are placed in alignments representing different severities of FHP. Design: Biomechanical study using 13 fresh-frozen cadaveric cervical spine specimens (Occiput-T1, 54±15yrs)...
April 21, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427722/biomechanical-investigation-of-post-operative-c5-palsy-due-to-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-in-different-types-of-cervical-spinal-alignment
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Batbayar Khuyagbaatar, Kyungsoo Kim, Won Man Park, Yoon Hyuk Kim
Post-operative C5palsies are among the most common complications seen after cervical surgery for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). Although C5 palsy is a well-known complication of cervical spine surgery, its pathogenesis is poorly understood and depends on many other factors. In this study, a finite element model of the cervical spine and spinal cord-nerve roots complex structures was developed. The changes in stress in the cord and nerve roots, posterior shift of the spinal cord, and displacement and elongation of the nerve roots after laminectomy for cervical OPLL were analyzed for three different cervical sagittal alignments (lordosis, straight, and kyphosis)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422889/an-in-vitro-biomechanical-evaluation-of-an-expansive-double-threaded-bi-directional-compression-screw-for-fixation-of-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures-a-squire-compliant-article
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Ning Liu, Li Tian, Rong-Xian Jiang, Chao Xu, Lei Shi, Wei Lei, Yang Zhang
Odontoid process fracture accounts for 5% to 15% of all cervical spine injuries, and the rate is higher among elderly people. The anterior cannulated screw fixation has been widely used in odontoid process fracture, but the fixation strength may still be limited under some circumstances. This study aims to investigate the biomechanical fixation strength of expansive double-threaded bi-directional compression screw (EDBCS) compared with cannulated lag screw (CLS) and improved Herbert screw (IHS) for fixation of type II odontoid process fracture...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408260/evaluation-of-bioabsorbable-multiamino-acid-copolymer-nano-hydroxyapatite-calcium-sulphate-cage-in-a-goat-spine-model
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Chunpeng Ren, Yueming Song, Youdi Xue, Xi Yang, Chunguang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Recently, polylactide is the most popular material used to made bioabsorbable cages, but too fast degradation and osteolysis around the cage have been reported in the literature. This study evaluated the fusion effect, biomechanical stability and histological characteristics of a novel bioabsorbable multi-amino acid copolymer/nano-hydroxyapatite/calcium sulphate (MAACP/n-HA/CS) interbody cage in a goat model of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: A total of 24 goats underwent C3/C4 discectomy and fusion with three groups of intervertebral implants: MAACP/n-HA/CS cage group (n = 8), titanium cage group (n = 8) and autologous tricortical iliac crest bone group (n = 8)...
April 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399553/rectus-capitis-posterior-minor-histological-and-biomechanical-links-to-the-spinal-dura-mater
#15
Gabriel Venne, Brian J Rasquinha, Manuela Kunz, Randy E Ellis
STUDY DESIGN: Serial histological investigation was performed on 10 cadaveric specimens and biomechanical tests were performed on five specimens, both focused on the tissue connexion between the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPMi) and the spinal dura. OBJECTIVE: This study had two components: to clarify the microscopic structure of the tissue link between RCPMi and the dura mater, and to evaluate the mechanical role of this tissue complex. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dissection-based and imaging-based reports have suggested a connective tissue link between the RCPMi and the dura mater at the posterior-atlanto-occipital (PAO) level...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388735/a-novel-anterior-trans-pedicular-screw-artificial-vertebral-body-system-for-lower-cervical-spine-fixation-a-finite-element-study
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Weidong Wu, Chun Chen, Jinpei Ning, Pei-Dong Sun, Jinyuan Zhang, Changfu Wu, Zhenyu Bi, Jihong Fan, Xianliang Lai, Jun Ouyang
Objective A finite element model was used to compare the biomechanical properties of a novel anterior trans-pedicular screw artificial vertebral body system (AVBS) with a conventional anterior screw plate system (ASPS) for fixation in the lower cervical spine. Methods A model of the intact cervical spine (C3-C7) was established. AVBS or ASPS constructs were implanted between C4 and C6. The models were loaded in three-dimensional motion. The Von Mises stress distribution in the internal fixators was evaluated, as well as the range of motion (ROM) and facet joint force...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378964/musculo-skeletal-and-pulmonary-effects-of-sitting-position-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Elżbieta Szczygieł, Katarzyna Zielonka, Sylwia Mętel, Joanna Golec
INTRODUCTION: Year after year, we spend an increasing amount of time in a sitting position. Often, we sit with poor posture, as indicated by numerous pain syndromes within the musculoskeletal system. Several reports confirm that body posture and the amount of time spent in a seated position have extensive implications for our health. Previous studies and a literature review suggest there is limited knowledge regarding an ergonomic sitting position. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze the research relating to a proper sitting position and the consequences of incorrect sitting posture...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368985/prediction-of-cervical-spinal-joint-loading-and-secondary-motion-using-a-musculoskeletal-multibody-dynamics-model-via-force-dependent-kinematics-approach
#18
Hao Diao, Hua Xin, Jun Dong, Xijing He, Dichen Li, Zhongmin Jin
STUDY DESIGN: A cervical spine biomechanical investigation using multibody dynamics. OBJECTIVE: To develop a comprehensive cervical spine multibody dynamics model incorporated with the force-dependent kinematics (FDK) approach, and to study the influence of soft tissue deformation on the joint loading prediction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Musculoskeletal multibody dynamics models have been widely used to analyze joint loading. Current cervical spine musculoskeletal models, however, neglect the joint internal motion caused by soft tissue deformation...
March 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337729/adjacent-level-disease-background-and-update-based-on-disc-replacement-data
#19
REVIEW
I David Kaye, Alan S Hilibrand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The precise etiology of adjacent segment disease following cervical spine surgery is controversial. Theories for development include inevitable changes secondary to the natural progression of the degenerative cascade and changes secondary to altered biomechanics of the fused cervical spine. Motion preserving techniques, such as cervical disc arthroplasties (CDA), have been introduced with the hopes of reducing the rates of adjacent segment pathology. Recently, 7-year data from the investigational device exemption (IDE) studies have been published...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334406/male-and-female-cervical-spine-biomechanics-and-anatomy-implication-for-scaling-injury-criteria
#20
Narayan Yoganandan, Cameron R Bass, Liming Voo, Frank A Pintar
There is an increased need to develop female-specific injury criteria and anthropomorphic test devices (dummies) for military and automotive environments, especially as women take occupational roles traditionally reserved for men. Although some exhaustive reviews on the biomechanics and injuries of the human spine have appeared in clinical and bioengineering literatures, focus has been largely ignored on the difference between male and female cervical spine responses and characteristics. Current neck injury criteria for automotive dummies for assessing crashworthiness and occupant safety are obtained from animal and human cadaver experiments, computational modeling, and human volunteer studies...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
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