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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935769/fluoroscopically-guided-epidural-injections-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine
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Euddeum Shim, Joon Woo Lee, Eugene Lee, Joong Mo Ahn, Yusuhn Kang, Heung Sik Kang
Advances in imaging and the development of injection techniques have enabled spinal intervention to become an important tool in managing chronic spinal pain. Epidural steroid injection (ESI) is one of the most widely used spinal interventions; it directly delivers drugs into the epidural space to relieve pain originating from degenerative spine disorders-central canal stenoses and neural foraminal stenoses-or disk herniations. Knowledge of the normal anatomy of the epidural space is essential to perform an effective and safe ESI and to recognize possible complications...
December 9, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933388/digital-tomosynthesis-as-a-new-diagnostic-tool-for-evaluation-of-spine-damage-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Young Bin Joo, Tae-Hwan Kim, Jina Park, Kyung Bin Joo, Yoonah Song, Seunghun Lee
We aimed to compare digital tomosynthesis (DTS) with radiographs for the assessment of spinal bone damage in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The study comprised 68 patients with AS who underwent both DTS and radiographs of the cervical and lumbar spine on the same day. Spinal bone damage was assessed using the modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spinal Score (mSASSS) and the presence of facet joint damage. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test and McNemar's test were used to compare spinal bone damage between the two modalities...
December 8, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931943/multilevel-spinal-stabilization-as-a-treatment-for-hirayama-disease-report-of-an-experience-with-5-cases
#3
Atul Goel, Arjun Dhar, Abhidha Shah
AIM: The authors analyze the role of multisegmental spinal instability in the pathogenesis of Hirayama's disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During the period June 2014 to January 2016, the authors managed 5 cases having Hirayama disease. The patients were diagnosed on the basis of classical described radiological and clinical guidelines. All 5 patients were treated with multi-level cervical fixation that included fixation of the atlantoaxial joint in 4 patients, by adopting facetal fixation methods...
December 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927509/does-it-make-a-difference-to-stop-fusion-at-l3-versus-l4-in-terms-of%C3%A2-disc-and-facet-joint-degeneration-an-mri-study-with-minimum-5%C3%A2-years-follow-up
#4
Meric Enercan, Sinan Kahraman, Sinan Yilar, Mutlu Cobanoglu, Bahadir Huseyin Gokcen, Selhan Karadereler, Ayhan Mutlu, Levent Onur Ulusoy, Cagatay Ozturk, Erden Erturer, Elif Gebes, Tunay Sanli, Ahmet Alanay, Azmi Hamzaoglu
OBJECTIVES: To compare the functional outcomes of patients with idiopathic scoliosis who had surgical correction and fusion with all pedicle screw construct down to L3 or L4 and to evaluate whether saving a mobile lumbar motion segment distally would demonstrate any difference in terms of disc degeneration (DD) and facet joint degeneration (FJD) after minimum 5 years follow-up. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Selection of lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) is often difficult when lumbar curve was included into the fusion (L3 vs L4)...
May 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922578/facet-joint-violation-during-percutaneous-pedicle-screw-placement-a-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Oliver Tannous, Ehsan Jazini, Tristan B Weir, Kelley E Banagan, Eugene Y Koh, D Greg Anderson, Daniel E Gelb, Steven C Ludwig
STUDY DESIGN: A comparative study of facet joint violation (FJV) using two percutaneous surgical techniques. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of iatrogenic FJV and medial pedicle wall breach between two methods of percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation in the thoracic and lumbar spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Variable iatrogenic damage to the facet joints has been reported to occur with percutaneous pedicle screw techniques, compared with the open approach, which has been associated with adjacent segment disease...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922577/is-it-in-or-out-the-optimal-fluoroscopic-views-for-intraoperative-determination-of-proper-lateral-mass-screw-placement
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Sang Bum Kim, John M Rhee, Byung Hak Oh, You Gun Won, Yousun Jung, Kun Young Park, William C Hutton, Chulmin Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric OBJECTIVE.: Determine optimal fluoroscopic views for detecting cervical lateral mass screw (LMS) violations SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Single plane intraoperative xrays are commonly used but frequently inadequate due to its complex trajectory. Fluoroscopy can be taken in multiple planes, but the ideal fluoroscopic view to assess malposition is not known: depending on the view, any given screw may look "in" or "out". METHODS: C3-6 LMS were inserted in 3 cadavers...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919200/bony-ankylosis-of-the-facet-joint-of-the-cervical-spine-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-its-characteristics-and-relationship-to-the-clinical-findings
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Haku Iizuka, Yoichi Iizuka, Koichi Okamura, Yukio Yonemoto, Tokue Mieda, Kenji Takagishi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of bony ankylosis of the facet joint of the cervical spine in RA patients who required cervical spine surgery, and its relationship to the clinical findings. METHODS: Eighty consecutive RA patients with cervical spine disorder who received initial surgery were reviewed. The occurrence of bony ankylosis of the facet joint of the cervical spine was investigated using computed tomography (CT) before surgery...
December 6, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918892/the-effects-of-muscle-weakness-on-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-a-finite-element-study
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Rui Zhu, Wen-Xin Niu, Zhi-Li Zeng, Jian-Hua Tong, Zhi-Wei Zhen, Shuang Zhou, Yan Yu, Li-Ming Cheng
BACKGROUND: Whether muscle weakness is a cause, or result, of degenerative spondylolisthesis is not currently well understood. Little biomechanical evidence is available to offer an explanation for the mechanism behind exercise therapy. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of back muscle weakness on degenerative spondylolisthesis and to tease out the biomechanical mechanism of exercise therapy. METHODS: A nonlinear 3-D finite element model of L3-L5 was constructed...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916152/volar-ulnar-approach-for-fixation-of-the-volar-lunate-facet-fragment-in-distal-radius-fractures-a-technical-tip
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Daniel Tordjman, Richard M Hinds, Omri Ayalon, S Steven Yang, John T Capo
The volar Henry approach is most commonly used for surgical fixation of distal radius fractures. However, this approach is limited in achieving adequate exposure for the fixation of the volar-ulnar portion of the distal radius, rendering it difficult for the ideal placement of the fixation construct. We propose the use of the extensile volar-ulnar approach for fixation of distal radius fracture involving a small volar-ulnar fragment. This approach allows optimal reduction of the sigmoid notch and the volar lunate facet, which anatomically reduces both the radiocarpal joint and the sigmoid notch...
December 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906940/a-new-technique-for-the-treatment-of-lumbar-facet-joint-syndrome-using-intra-articular-injection-with-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma
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Jiuping Wu, Zhenwu Du, Yang Lv, Jun Zhang, Wei Xiong, Ruiqiang Wang, Rui Liu, Guizhen Zhang, Qinyi Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lumbar facet joint syndrome is currently suggested to be a main source of axial low back pain, and a large portion of axial low back pain is caused by disorders in lumbar facet joints. Intra-articular injection is one of the most common treatment methods in the early clinical application. Therefore, we attempt to seek a new injectable material, autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP), to treat lumbar facet syndrome, as well as to assess its therapeutic effectiveness and safety...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906939/a-new-radiofrequency-ablation-procedure-to-treat-sacroiliac-joint-pain
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Jianguo Cheng, See Loong Chen, Nicole Zimmerman, Jarrod E Dalton, Garret LaSalle, Richard Rosenquist
BACKGROUND: Low back pain may arise from disorders of the sacroiliac joint in up to 30% of patients. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint has been shown to be a safe and efficacious strategy. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a new RFA technique to relieve low back pain secondary to sacroiliac joint disorders. STUDY DESIGN: Methodology development with validation through prospective observational non-randomized trial (PONRT)...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904223/talocalcaneal-coalition-a-focus-on-radiographic-findings-and-sites-of-bridging
#12
Soon Hyuck Lee, Hyung Jun Park, Eui Dong Yeo, Young Koo Lee
BACKGROUND: Verifying the exact location of talocalcaneal (TC) coalition is important for surgery, but the complicated anatomy of the subtalar joint makes it difficult to visualize on radiographs. No study has used computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to verify the radiological characteristics of TC coalition or those of different facet coalitions. Therefore, this study verified the radiological findings used to identify TC coalitions and those of different facet coalitions using CT and MRI...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891243/a-comprehensive-musculoskeletal-and-peripheral-nervous-system-assessment-of-war-related-bilateral-upper-extremity-amputees
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Mostafa Allami, Batool Mousavi, Mehdi Masoumi, Ehsan Modirian, Hadi Shojaei, Fatemeh Mirsalimi, Maryam Hosseini, Pirouz Pirouzi
BACKGROUND: Upper limb amputations are one of the unpleasant war injuries that armed forces are exposed to frequently. The present study aimed to assess the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems in Iraq-Iran war veterans with bilateral upper extremity amputation. METHODS: The study consisted of taking a history and clinical examinations including demographic data, presence and location of pain, level of amputation, passive and active ranges of movement of the joints across the upper and lower extremities and spine, manual palpation, neurological examination, blood circulation pulses and issues related to a prosthetic limb...
2016: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891035/intradiscal-and-intra-articular-facet-infiltrations-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-reduce-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#14
Fernando Kirchner, Eduardo Anitua
CONTEXT: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex and disabling condition, and its treatment becomes a challenge. AIMS: The aim of our study was to assess the clinical outcome of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF-Endoret) infiltrations (one intradiscal, one intra-articular facet, and one transforaminal epidural injection) under fluoroscopic guidance-control in patients with chronic LBP. PRGF-Endoret which has been shown to be an efficient treatment to reduce joint pain...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890751/atlantoaxial-fixation-for-basilar-invagination-without-obvious-atlantoaxial-instability-group-b-basilar-invagination-outcome-analysis-of-63-surgically-treated-cases
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Atul Goel, Prashant Sathe, Abhidha Shah
BACKGROUND: The authors discuss the rationale of surgical treatment of Group B basilar invagination by atlantoaxial facet joint stabilization and segmental arthrodesis. MATERIAL: During the period January 2010 to April 2016, 63 patients having Group B basilar invagination were surgically treated. All patients had varying degree of myelopathy related functional disability. Fifty-two patients had both Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. All patients were treated by atlantoaxial plate and screw fixation with the techniques described by us in 1994 and 2004...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885810/value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-mri-for-the-outcome-of-ct-guided-facet-block-therapy-in-cervical-facet-syndrome-initial-results
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Lino M Sawicki, Benedikt M Schaarschmidt, Philipp Heusch, Christian Buchbender, Sandra Rosenbaum-Krumme, Lale Umutlu, Sven O Eicker, Andreas Bockisch, Gerald Antoch, Frank W Floeth
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging ((18) F-FDG PET/MRI) to detect PET-positive cervical facet arthropathy and identify patients who benefit from facet block therapy. METHODS: Ten patients with cervical facet syndrome (mean age: 65 ± 12 years) underwent (18) F-FDG PET/MRI of the neck. Focal (18) F-FDG uptake in PET-positive facet joints served as target for computed tomography (CT)-guided facet blocks...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867129/interventions-for-lumbar-synovial-facet-joint-cysts-a-comparison-of-percutaneous-surgical-decompression-and-fusion-approaches
#17
Ryan J Campbell, Ralph J Mobbs, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan
OBJECTIVE: Facet joint cysts (FJC) of the lumbar spine are an increasingly reported cause of radiculopathy, lower back pain and neurological deficits. Currently, there is a lack of conclusive evidence outlining when a particular treatment should be undertaken, nor what patient indications suit a particular approach. The present systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous treatment and surgical decompression with or without fusion. METHODS: A systematic literature search of scientific databases from their inception to February 2016 was performed by two reviewers...
November 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867080/biomechanical-advantages-of-robot-assisted-pedicle-screw-fixation-in-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-compared-to-free-hand-technique-in-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-perspective-for-patient-specific-finite-element-analysis
#18
Ho-Joong Kim, Kyoung-Tak Kang, Sung-Cheol Park, Bong-Soon Chang, Choon-Ki Lee, Jin S Yeom, Lawrence G Lenke
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There have been conflicting results regarding the surgical outcome of lumbar fusion surgery using two different techniques between robot-assisted pedicle screw fixation and conventional free-hand technique. In addition, there have been no studies about biomechanical issues between the both techniques. PURPOSE: To investigate biomechanical properties in terms of stress at adjacent segments using robot-assisted pedicle screw insertion technique (robot-assisted minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion, Rom-PLIF) and free-hand technique (conventional, free-hand, open approach, posterior lumbar interbody fusion, Cop-PLIF) for instrumented lumbar fusion surgery...
November 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864559/effect-of-calcaneus-fracture-gap-without-step-off-on-stress-distribution-across-the-subtalar-joint
#19
Brett Barrick, Donald A Joyce, Frederick W Werner, Maria Iannolo
BACKGROUND: Subtalar arthritis is a common consequence following calcaneal fracture, and its development is related to the severity of the fracture. Previous calcaneal fracture models have demonstrated altered contact characteristics when a step-off is created in the posterior facet articular surface. Changes in posterior facet contact characteristics have not been previously characterized for calcaneal fracture gap without step-off. METHODS: The contact characteristics (peak pressure, area of contact, and centroid of pressure) of the posterior facet of the subtalar joint were determined in 6 cadaveric specimens...
November 18, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858686/inter-rater-reliability-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-sacroiliac-joint-disc-and-facet-joint-pain
#20
Cornelis W J van Tilburg, Johannes G Groeneweg, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Several diagnostic criteria sets are described in the literature to identify low back pain subtypes, but very little is known about the inter-rater reliability of these criteria. We conducted a study to determine the reliability of diagnostic tests that point towards SI joint-, disc- or facet joint pain. METHODS: Inter-rater reliability study alongside three randomized clinical trials. Multidisciplinary pain center of general hospital. Patients aged 18 or more with medical history and physical examination suggestive of sacroiliac joint-, disc- and facet joint pain on lumbar level...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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