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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148922/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-thoracic-and-lumbar-cortical-bone-trajectory-pedicle-screws-in-spinal-constructs-in-children-technical-note
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Jonathan N Sellin, Jeffrey S Raskin, Kristen A Staggers, Alison Brayton, Valentina Briceño, Amee J Moreno, Andrew Jea
Thoracic and lumbar cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws have been described in adult spine surgery. They have likewise been described in pediatric CT-based morphometric studies; however, clinical experience in the pediatric age group is limited. The authors here describe the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws in posterior instrumented spinal fusions from the upper thoracic to the lumbar spine in 12 children. This dedicated study represents the initial use of cortical screws in pediatric spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120963/high-dose-versus-low-dose-tranexamic-acid-to-reduce-transfusion-requirements-in-pediatric-scoliosis-surgery
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Daniel J Johnson, Christine C Johnson, Susan M Goobie, Nina Nami, Joshua A Wetzler, Paul D Sponseller, Steven M Frank
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to quantify blood loss and transfusion requirements for high-dose and low-dose tranexamic acid (TXA) dosing regimens in pediatric patients undergoing spinal fusion for correction of idiopathic scoliosis. Previous investigators have established the efficacy of TXA in pediatric scoliosis surgery; however, the dosing regimens vary widely and the optimal dose has not been established. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed electronic medical records for 116 patients who underwent spinal fusion surgery for idiopathic scoliosis by a single surgeon and were treated with TXA...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053056/intradural-spine-surgery-may-not-carry-an-increased-risk-of-shunt-revision-compared-with-extradural-spine-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-with-myelomeningocele
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Elizabeth N Kuhn, Betsy Hopson, Michael J Conklin, Jeffrey P Blount
OBJECTIVE Patients with myelomeningocele are often affected by scoliosis and tethered cord syndrome, and frequently require spine surgery. Intradural spine surgeries may carry an inherently higher risk of inducing shunt malfunction due to entry into the subarachnoid space. In this study, the authors sought to compare rates of shunt malfunction after intradural and extradural spine surgeries among pediatric patients with myelomeningocele. METHODS The authors reviewed records of the National Spina Bifida Program Registry for Children's Hospital of Alabama...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
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Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050714/when-does-intraoperative-blood-loss-occur-during-pediatric-scoliosis-correction
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Sean Wahlquist, Montri Wongworawat, Scott Nelson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to assess the relationship between amount of blood loss and surgical stage in pediatric patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for deformity correction to determine: (1) when the highest rate of blood loss occurred; (2) what percentage of total blood loss occurred during deformity correction and closure; and (3) how to predict remaining blood loss during a procedure. Blood loss following exposure and placement of the final pedicle screw is often underestimated, which may result in lack of sufficient blood product availability...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050711/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-patients-with-scoliosis-preparing-for-spinal-surgery
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Theresa Mayes, Jennifer M Anadio, Peter F Sturm
BACKGROUND: Establishing prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in elective scoliosis surgery may impact clinical outcomes. The objectives of this study were to document vitamin D status of patients with scoliosis preparing for surgical intervention in order to establish frequency of deficiency and determine characteristics influencing levels. METHODS: Records were queried for patients with scoliosis diagnosis who underwent posterior spinal fusion or initial growing rod placement and had serum vitamin 25 hydroxyvitamin D (D25) recorded in the preoperative period...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973290/spinal-fusion-for-pediatric-spondylolisthesis-national-trends-complications-and-short-term-outcomes
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Kavelin Rumalla, Chester K Yarbrough, Andrew J Pugely, Ian G Dorward
BACKGROUND: Current surgical management guidelines for pediatric spondylolisthesis (PS) are reliant on data from single-center cohorts. OBJECTIVE: To analyze national trends and predictors of short-term outcomes in spinal fusion surgery for PS by performing a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID). METHODS: The KID (sampled every 3 yr) was queried from 2003 to 2012 to identify all cases (age 5-17) of spinal fusion for PS (n = 2646)...
July 7, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965454/risk-factors-associated-with-short-term-complications-and-mortality-after-pediatric-spinal-arthrodesis
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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, C Rory Goodwin, Gezzer Ortega, Fizan Abdullah, Edward Cornwell, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Mari L Groves, Michael Ain, Paul D Sponseller, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE Spinal arthrodesis is routinely performed in the pediatric population. However, there is limited information on the short-term outcomes of pediatric patients who have undergone spine fusion. Thus, the authors conducted a retrospective review of the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database to determine the short-term mortality, complication, reoperation, and readmission rates of pediatric patients who underwent spinal arthrodesis for all indications. METHODS The Pediatric NSQIP database was queried for all patients who underwent spinal arthrodesis between 2012 and 2014...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965451/instrumented-fusion-for-spinal-deformity-after-laminectomy-or-laminoplasty-for-resection-of-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
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David S Hersh, Rajiv R Iyer, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Ann Liu, George I Jallo, Mari L Groves
OBJECTIVE Spinal deformity has become a well-recognized complication of intramedullary spinal cord tumor (IMSCT) resection. In particular, laminectomy can result in biomechanical instability caused by loss of the posterior tension band. Therefore, laminoplasty has been proposed as an alternative to laminectomy. Here, the authors describe the largest current series of pediatric patients who have undergone laminoplasty for IMSCT resection and investigate the need for surgical fusion after both laminectomy and laminoplasty...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965445/temporary-occipital-fixation-in-young-children-with-severe-cervical-thoracic-spinal-deformity
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Brian J Kelley, Anas A Minkara, Peter D Angevine, Michael G Vitale, Lawrence G Lenke, Richard C E Anderson
OBJECTIVE The long-term effects of instrumentation and fusion of the occipital-cervical-thoracic spine on spinal growth in young children are poorly understood. To mitigate the effects of this surgery on the growing pediatric spine, the authors report a novel technique used in 4 children with severe cervical-thoracic instability. These patients underwent instrumentation from the occiput to the upper thoracic region for stabilization, but without bone graft at the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). Subsequent surgery was then performed to remove the occipital instrumentation, thereby allowing further growth and increased motion across the CVJ...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965443/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-surgical-outcomes-after-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Rafael De la Garza Ramos, Jonathan Nakhla, Rani Nasser, Jacob F Schulz, Taylor E Purvis, Daniel M Sciubba, Merritt D Kinon, Reza Yassari
OBJECTIVE Obesity is an increasing public health concern in the pediatric population. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on 30-day outcomes after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric database (2013 and 2014) was reviewed. Patients 10-18 years of age who had undergone fusion of 7 or more spinal levels for AIS were included. Thirty-day outcomes (complications, readmissions, and reoperations) were compared based on patient BMI per age- and sex-adjusted growth charts as follows: normal weight (NW; BMI < 85th percentile), overweight (OW; BMI 85th-95th percentile), and obese (OB; BMI > 95th percentile)...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937466/compressive-myelopathy-in-congenital-kyphosis-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-a-retrospective-study-of-6-cases
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Zhengfeng Zhang, Honggang Wang, Wenjie Zheng
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this retrospective study was to describe the uncommon presentation of neurological deficits in patients with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine (T1-T4). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Congenital kyphosis is an uncommon deformity but can potentially lead to spinal cord compression and paraplegia, particularly in type I (failure of formation) deformities. Few reports have described compressive myelopathy associated with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887681/pediatric-spine-imaging-post-scoliosis-surgery
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Alaa N Alsharief, Ron El-Hawary, Pierre Schmit
Many orthopedic articles describe advances in surgical techniques and implants used in pediatric scoliosis surgery. However, even though postoperative spine imaging constitutes a large portion of outpatient musculoskeletal pediatric radiology, few, if any, radiology articles discuss this topic. There has been interval advancement over the last decades of the orthopedic procedures used in the treatment of spinal scoliosis in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. The goal of treatment in these patients is to stop the progression of the curve by blocking the spinal growth and correcting the deformity as much as possible...
September 8, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887279/sacral-alar-iliac-fixation-in-children-with-neuromuscular-scoliosis-minimum-5-year-follow-up
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Amit Jain, Brian T Sullivan, Anne Kuwabara, Khaled Kebaish, Paul D Sponseller
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate the 5-year outcomes of children with neuromuscular scoliosis treated with sacral-alar-iliac screws. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and radiographic records of patients ≤18 years old treated by 1 pediatric orthopaedic surgeon for neuromuscular scoliosis with spinal fusion using sacral-alar-iliac pelvic anchors. Thirty-eight patients, with a minimum 5-year radiographic follow-up (6.0 ± 1.2 years), were studied. Mean patient age was 13 ± 2...
September 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885083/risk-factors-for-progressive-neuromuscular-scoliosis-requiring-posterior-spinal-fusion-after-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy
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Vijay M Ravindra, Michael T Christensen, Kaine Onwuzulike, John T Smith, Kyle Halvorson, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Marion L Walker, Robert J Bollo
OBJECTIVE Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) via limited laminectomy is an effective treatment of lower-extremity spasticity in the pediatric population. Children with spasticity are also at risk for neuromuscular scoliosis; however, specific risk factors for progressive spinal deformity requiring posterior spinal fusion (PSF) after SDR are unknown. The authors' goal was to identify potential risk factors. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent SDR via limited laminectomy between 2003 and 2014 and who had at least 1 year of follow-up...
November 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882350/preoperative-norepinephrine-levels-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-plasma-correlate-with-pain-intensity-after-pediatric-spine-surgery
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Catherine E Ferland, Alexandre J Parent, Neil Saran, Pablo M Ingelmo, Anaïs Lacasse, Serge Marchand, Philippe Sarret, Jean A Ouellet
PURPOSE: Catecholamines were found to be involved in descending pain modulation and associated with perioperative pain. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative concentrations of catecholamines and postoperative pain intensity of pediatric patients. METHODS: Fifty adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis scheduled for elective spinal fusion surgery were enrolled in this prospective cohort study. Preoperative plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples were collected and analyzed by mass spectrometry...
September 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870838/comparison-of-s2-alar-and-traditional-iliac-screw-pelvic-fixation-for-pediatric-neuromuscular-deformity
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Mark C Lee, Casey Jarvis, Matthew J Solomito, Jeffrey Thomson
Background Context Many pelvic fixation options exist for posterior spinal fusion of pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis, including standard iliac screws (SIS) or a more recently introduced S2-Alar (S2A) technique. However, little data exists comparing the clinical and radiographic outcomes of these techniques. Purpose Identify differences in clinical and radiographic outcomes for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis patients treated with standard iliac screw (SIS) or S2-Alar (S2-A) pelvic fixation. Study Design/Setting Retrospective cohort study at a pediatric orthopaedic clinic...
September 1, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870307/perioperative-pain-management-in-pediatric-spine-surgery
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Benjamin W Sheffer, Derek M Kelly, Leslie N Rhodes, Jeffrey R Sawyer
Pain management after spinal deformity correction surgery for scoliosis in the pediatric population can be difficult. Deformity correction with posterior spinal fusion causes significant tissue trauma. Historically, pain control has been achieved with intravenous opiates. Opiates provide excellent analgesic effect; however, they have serious consequences when used alone. In adult total joint arthroplasty, multimodal pain control has become an increasingly common method to achieve pain control without these sequelae...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837459/the-crankshaft-phenomenon
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Robert F Murphy, James F Mooney
The crankshaft phenomenon, a progressive rotational and angular spinal deformity that can occur after posterior spinal surgery, has been reported in pediatric patients with idiopathic, congenital, and neuromuscular scoliosis. In the skeletally immature patient, the crankshaft phenomenon is thought to occur secondary to continued growth of the anterior elements of the spine after solid posterior spinal fusion. The condition has also been reported in the setting of newer, so-called growth-friendly posterior distraction-based spinal instrumentation...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644187/perioperative-blood-management-in-pediatric-spine-surgery
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Matthew E Oetgen, Jody Litrenta
Blood management strategies are integral to successful outcomes in many types of orthopaedic surgery. These strategies minimize blood loss and transfusion requirements, ultimately decreasing complications, improving outcomes, and potentially eliminating risks associated with allogeneic transfusion. Practices to achieve these goals include preoperative evaluation and optimization of hemoglobin, the use of pharmacologic agents or anesthetic methods, intraoperative techniques to improve hemostasis and cell salvage, and the use of predonated autologous blood...
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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