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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527755/perioperative-neurologic-complications-during-spinal-fusion-surgery-incidence-and-trends
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Parthasarathy Thirumala, James Zhou, Piruthiviraj Natarajan, Jeffrey Balzer, Edward Dixon, David Okonkwo, D K Hamilton
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Perioperative neurologic complications after spine surgery may increase morbidity and healthcare costs related to the procedure. PURPOSE: We estimate the national incidence of perioperative neurologic complications following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical fusion, and thoracolumbar fusion procedures using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 1999 to 2011. Additionally, we identify risk factors for developing perioperative neurologic complications and the effects of these injuries on quantifiable patient outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488618/pediatric-thoracolumbar-spinal-injuries-the-etiology-and-clinical-spectrum-of-an-uncommon-entity-in-childhood
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R A Babu, Arivazhagan Arimappamagan, Nupur Pruthi, Dhananjaya I Bhat, H R Arvinda, B Indira Devi, Sampath Somanna
BACKGROUND: Pediatric thoracolumbar (TL) spinal injuries are uncommon entities with an incidence of 5-34% of all pediatric spinal injuries. There is a scarcity of studies done on the pediatric population in the developing countries like India. This study aims to review our experience with TL spine injuries in children over a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the epidemiology, risk factors, mechanisms, patterns of injury and management of pediatric TL injuries in our population...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458848/delayed-leg-paraplegia-associated-with-hyperextension-injury-in-patients-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tatsuya Yamamoto, Yoshiomi Kobayashi, Yoji Ogura, Yohei Takahashi, Yoshio Shinozaki, Jun Ogawa
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is characterized by calcifications and ossification of ligaments and tendon insertions. The patients with DISH are susceptible to spinal column injury with trivial trauma due to immobilization of vertebrae and this easily leads to spinal cord injury. However, only few reports on hyperextension injuries of the thoracolumbar spine with DISH exist. Here we report three cases of those who developed delayed leg paraplegia after hyperextension injuries of the thoracolumbar spine with DISH...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450952/microrna-185-regulates-spinal-cord-injuries-induced-by-thoracolumbar-spine-compression-fractures-by-targeting-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1
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Pengfei Zhao, Shaochun Wang, Yingjie Zhou, Huailiang Zheng, Gang Zhao
The aims of the present study were to examine the expression of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and microRNA (miR)-185 in the bone tissue, blood and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with spinal cord injuries and to evaluate the regulation of spinal cord injuries by miR-185. A total of 44 patients with spinal cord injuries induced by thoracolumbar spine compression fractures, who were hospitalized at Luoyang Orthopedic-Traumatological Hospital between June 2012 and February 2015 were enrolled in the present study...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383409/clinical-case-series-report-of-traumatic-cauda-equina-herniation-a-pathological-phenomena-occurring-with-thoracolumbar-and-lumbar-burst-fractures
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Liang Yan, Yang Liu, Baorong He, Jijun Liu, Zhenguo Luo, Dingjun Hao
RATIONALE: Burst fractures in thoracolumbar and lumbar spine typically occur from severe trauma, which may result in cauda equina herniation (CEH). In this study, we attempted to document the incidence and evaluate the sequelae of CEH that were found during decompression and fusion surgery for patients with burst fractures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A total of 416 patients were enrolled in this study. DIAGNOSES: The patients had been operated on through an anterior or posterior approach for treatments of thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures at our department between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2011...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367388/delayed-recognition-of-thoracic-and-lumbar-vertebral-compression-fractures-in-minor-accident-cases
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Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) in the elderly are commonly diagnosed after a minor fall or trauma; however, the majority of these patients have either been previously evaluated for osteoporosis or are already under some form of medical treatment for osteoporosis at the time of the fall. Although accidents are a known cause of VCFs, these fractures are too often undiagnosed. In reviewing a group of patients seen after minor falls or automobile accidents who were complaining of general spine pain, we found a smaller subgroup with previously undiagnosed VCFs...
February 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350952/future-advances-in-spine-surgery-the-aospine-north-america-perspective
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Michael G Fehlings, Christopher S Ahuja, Thomas Mroz, Wellington Hsu, James Harrop
This focus issue highlights state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and practices in the modern era of spine surgery while providing a glimpse into the next generation of patient care. A broad range of topics are presented to cover the full spectrum of the field. Degenerative diseases are discussed in a series of 3 articles on (1) pathophysiology, management, and surgical approaches to degenerative cervical myelopathy; (2) novel approaches to degenerative thoracolumbar disease (eg, interspinous process spacers, minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches); and (3) animal models and emerging therapeutics in degenerative disk disease...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322758/increased-seat-dump-angle-in-a-manual-wheelchair-is-associated-with-changes-in-thoracolumbar-lordosis-and-scapular-kinematics-during-propulsion
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Beth A Cloud, Kristin D Zhao, Arin M Ellingson, Ahmad Nassr, Anthony J Windebank, Kai-Nan An
OBJECTIVE: To quantify and compare spinal curvature and shoulder kinematics throughout the manual wheelchair propulsion cycle for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who were seated at 2 different seat dump angles. DESIGN: Single-group, repeated-measures study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-eight individuals completed the telephone screening; 21 were eligible and completed the study. INTERVENTIONS: Participants' personal manual wheelchairs were modified to have seat dump angles of 0° or 14°, with a vertical backrest...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298579/computed-tomography-of-thoracolumbar-spine-trauma
#9
Teresa G Odle
Thoracolumbar spine trauma typically occurs when high-energy forces damage bony and ligamentous spinal structures and, in severe cases, the spinal cord. These injuries often cause considerable neurological deficits as a result of the damage. Computed tomography (CT) is the imaging method of choice for determining injury severity in most victims of multiple trauma. In addition to describing various types of thoracolumbar trauma, this article discusses the role of CT in emergency diagnosis and management of thoracolumbar injuries...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266959/morphometric-analysis-of-the-retroperitoneal-vessels-with-respect-to-lateral-access-surgery-in-adult-scoliosis
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Heeren S Makanji, Hai Le, Kirkham B Wood, Louis G Jenis, Thomas D Cha
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study reviewing 62 magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography scans from consecutive adult patients with scoliotic spinal deformity in the thoracolumbar spine. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the variation in anatomic position of retroperitoneal vessels in relationship to curve direction, location, magnitude, and axial rotation of curves in adult scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The minimally invasive lateral approach to the thoracolumbar spine avoids manipulation of abdominal and retroperitoneal structures and decreases risk of injury to paraspinal musculature...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224297/fracture-reduction-by-postoperative-mobilisation-for-the-treatment-of-hyperextension-injuries-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spinal-disorders
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Richard A Lindtner, Christian Kammerlander, Michael Goetzen, Alexander Keiler, Davud Malekzadeh, Dietmar Krappinger, Rene Schmid
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate results of surgical stabilisation of hyperextension injuries of the thoracolumbar spine in patients with ankylosing spinal disorders using two different treatment strategies: the conventional open rigid posterior instrumentation and percutaneous less rigid posterior instrumentation. Surgical and non-surgical complications, the postoperative radiological course, and clinical outcome at final follow-up were comparatively assessed. Moreover, we sought to discuss important biomechanical and surgical aspects specific to posterior instrumentation of the ankylosed thoracolumbar spine as well as to elaborate on the advantages and limitations of the proposed new treatment strategy involving percutaneous less rigid stabilisation and fracture reduction by postoperative mobilisation...
April 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213865/location-of-vertebral-fractures-is-associated-with-bone-mineral-density-and-history-of-traumatic-injury
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Jennifer Watt, Richard Crilly
The upper and lower thoracolumbar spine have been associated with different biomechanical outcomes. This concept, as it applies to osteoporotic fracture risk, has not been well documented. This was a case-control study of 120 patients seen in an osteoporosis clinic. Vertebral fractures were identified from lateral radiographs using Genant's semi-quantitative assessment method. An association between bone mineral density (BMD) T-scores and vertebral fracture location was assessed. In an additional analysis, the association between a history of any traumatic injury and possible predictor variables was also explored...
February 17, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167249/how-are-adjacent-spinal-levels-affected-by-vertebral-fracture-and-by-vertebroplasty-a-biomechanical-study-on-cadaveric-spines
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Jin Luo, Deborah J Annesley-Williams, Michael A Adams, Patricia Dolan
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal injuries and surgery may have important effects on neighboring spinal levels, but previous investigations of adjacent-level biomechanics have produced conflicting results. We use "stress profilometry" and noncontact strain measurements to investigate thoroughly this long-standing problem. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine how vertebral fracture and vertebroplasty affect compressive load-sharing and vertebral deformations at adjacent spinal levels...
February 3, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159488/lateral-lumbar-retroperitoneal-transpsoas-approach-in-the-setting-of-spondylodiscitis-a-technical-note
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George M Ghobrial, Fadi Al-Saiegh, Daniel Franco, Daniel Benito, Joshua Heller
Thoracolumbar spondylodiscitis is a morbid disease entity, impacting a sick patient population with multiple comorbidities. Wherever possible, surgical measures in this population should limit the extent of soft tissue disruption and overall morbidity that is often associated with anteroposterior thoracolumbar decompression and fusion. The authors describe the rationale, technique, and use of the lateral lumbar transpsoas retroperitoneal approach in tandem with posterior decompression and instrumented fusion in the treatment of circumferential thoracolumbar spondylodiscitis with or without epidural abscesses...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090452/classifying-thoracolumbar-fractures-role-of-quantitative-imaging
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Fernando Ruiz Santiago, Pablo Tomás Muñoz, Elena Moya Sánchez, Marta Revelles Paniza, Alberto Martínez Martínez, Antonio Luis Pérez Abela
This article describes different types of vertebral fractures that affect the thoracolumbar spine and the most relevant contributions of the different classification systems to vertebral fracture management. The vertebral fractures types are based on the three columns model of Denis that includes compression, burst, flexion-distraction and fracture-dislocation types. The most recent classifications systems of these types of fractures are reviewed, including the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity score (TLICS) and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen Spine Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity score (AOSpine-TLICS)...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032226/posterior-corrective-surgery-for-moderate-to-severe-focal-kyphosis-in-the-thoracolumbar-spine-57-cases-with-minimum-3%C3%A2-years-follow-up
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Yan Zeng, Xiaochen Qu, Zhongqiang Chen, Xiaoxi Yang, Zhaoqing Guo, Qiang Qi, Weishi Li, Chuiguo Sun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the radiological and clinical outcomes of the corrective surgery for patients with moderate to severe focal kyphosis in thoracolumbar spine. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients with moderate to severe focal kyphosis of the thoracolumbar spine underwent apical segmental resection osteotomy with dual axial rotation correction at our hospital. There were 30 male and 27 female patients. The mean age was 34.3 years. The kyphosis level radiographs were obtained from each patient before surgery, immediately after surgery and at follow-up...
December 28, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027145/chance-fractures-in-the-pediatric-population-are-often-misdiagnosed
#17
Lindsay M Andras, Kira F Skaggs, Haleh Badkoobehi, Paul D Choi, David L Skaggs
BACKGROUND: Flexion injuries of the spine range from mild compression fractures to severe flexion-distraction injuries, that is, Chance fractures. Chance fractures are often unstable and Arkader and colleagues demonstrated improved outcomes when Chance fractures are treated operatively compared with those managed nonoperatively. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients treated over a 5-year period (2008 to 2013) for a flexion injury, either a Chance or a compression fracture, of the thoracolumbar spine at our tertiary pediatric level I trauma center...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026728/-influence-of-the-weather-on-the-incidence-of-fractures-in-the-elderly
#18
F Burget, O Foltán, J Kraus, K Kudrna, M Novák, J Ulrych
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The incidence of geriatric fractures (proximal femur, distal radius, proximal humerus and thoracolumbar spine injuries) in the population increases with ageing. However, the role of weather conditions, such as icy and slippery winter, should not be overlooked. A deeper insight into this relationship may bring about a better understanding of the fracture aetiology and thus allow for improvement in the prevention of fractures in elderly people. MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective study included 676 patients (469 women and 207 men) aged 65 and over...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925241/vertebral-subluxation-repair-in-a-pet-goat
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Sara Nannarone, Enrico Bellezza, Yves P Moens, Paula Larenza Menzies
OBJECTIVES: To describe the perioperative management, including surgery, anesthesia, metabolic derangements, and physiotherapy, in a goat referred for paraparesis secondary to a road traffic accident. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMALS: 2-year-old mixed breed dwarf 44 kg female pet goat. METHODS: Clinical examination showed symptoms of early compensatory stages of shock, paraparesis with hyperextension of the thoracic limbs, pain on palpation of the thoracolumbar spine, increased patellar reflexes of both pelvic limbs without superficial sensitivity, but preserved deep pain sensation...
January 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886872/pediatric-thoracolumbar-spine-trauma
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REVIEW
Visish Srinivasan, Andrew Jea
This article reviews thoracolumbar injury patterns that may be seen in children. Although much of the management of these injuries has been extrapolated from the adult literature, unique surgical and nonsurgical considerations in treating children with thoracolumbar spine fractures are discussed. In conclusion, most children achieve satisfactory outcomes in long-term follow-up after healing.
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
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