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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
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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...
February 21, 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 at neighbouring spinal levels, but previous investigations of adjacent-level biomechanics have produced conflicting results. We use 'stress profilometry' and non-contact strain measurements to investigate thoroughly this long-standing problem. PURPOSE: 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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878353/does-mri-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine-change-management-in-blunt-trauma-patients-with-stable-thoracolumbar-spinal-injuries-without-neurologic-deficits
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Paul Deramo, Vaidehi Agrawal, Joseph Amos, Nimesh Patel, Henry Jefferson
BACKGROUND: In blunt trauma patients with computed tomography (CT) findings of stable thoracolumbar (TL) spinal injury without neurologic deficits, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are commonly obtained, though the impact on overall management remains unclear. The indication for MRI in patients with TL injury without neurologic deficits continues to remain unclear. Here, we evaluate the role of MRI on clinical management of patients presenting with this diagnosis. METHODS: After IRB approval, all registry patients from December 2005 to December 2015 with all blunt TL injuries without defects were extracted...
November 22, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871096/responses-and-injuries-to-pmhs-in-side-facing-and-oblique-seats-in-horizontal-longitudinal-sled-tests-per-faa-emergency-landing-conditions
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John R Humm, Narayan Yoganandan, Frank A Pintar, Richard L DeWeese, David M Moorcroft, Amanda M Taylor, Brian Peterson
The objective of the present exploratory study is to understand occupant responses in oblique and side-facing seats in the aviation environment, which are increasingly installed in modern aircrafts. Sled tests were conducted using intact Post Mortem Human Surrogates (PMHS) seated in custom seats approximating standard aircraft geometry. End conditions were selected to represent candidate aviation seat and restraint configurations. Three-dimensional head center-of-gravity linear accelerations, head angular velocities, and linear accelerations of the T1, T6, and T12 spinous processes, and sacrum were obtained...
November 2016: Stapp Car Crash Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807778/reliability-and-reproducibility-analysis-of-the-aospine-thoracolumbar-spine-injury-classification-system-by-chinese-spinal-surgeons
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Jie Cheng, Peng Liu, Dong Sun, Tingzheng Qin, Zikun Ma, Jingpei Liu
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to analyze the interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility of the new AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system in young Chinese orthopedic surgeons with different levels of experience in spinal trauma. Previous reports suggest that the new AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system demonstrates acceptable interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility. However, there are few studies in Asia, especially in China...
November 2, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796404/-x%C3%A2-ray-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-in-injured-children-and-adolescents-incidence-fracture-rates-and-therapeutic-consequences
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T Ruffing, M Wiehmann, H Winkler, M Muhm
INTRODUCTION: Usually, conventional radiographs are appropriate for injuries in the region of the thoracic and lumbar spine (TLS) in children and adolescents. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of trauma-associated radiographic findings in this anatomical region and to present the therapeutic consequences. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study (2007-2015) of a level 1 trauma center all children and adolescents (0-17 years) with a TLS-trauma, in which conventional radiographs were performed anteroposterior and lateral as the initial imaging modality, were included...
October 28, 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788683/analysis-of-the-independent-risk-factors-of-neurologic-deficit-after-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
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Peifu Tang, Anhua Long, Tao Shi, Licheng Zhang, Lihai Zhang
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to identify the independent risk factors of neurologic deficit after thoracolumbar burst fracture. Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are the most common type of spinal column fractures. Many studies have attempted to determine whether neurologic deficit in such fractures is related to spinal canal stenosis or other parameters observed on axial computed tomography. However, this relationship remains controversial. METHODS: A review of the clinical data and axial computed tomography (CT) for 105 patients was performed...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716571/pedicle-screw-position-changing-policy-for-nerve-injury-problems-during-screw-insertion-on-thoracolumbar-compression-fractures
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Ahmad Jabir Rahyussalim, Ifran Saleh, M Fajrin Armin, Tri Kurniawati, Ahmad Yanuar Safri
INTRODUCTION: Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) had important role related to the complications in spinal surgery. Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Transcranial electric Muscle Evoked Potentials (tceMEPs), and free run EMG are parameters used to asses functional integrity of the nervous system during surgical procedures. Once warning signal was recognized, surgeon have to make a precise decision to overcome that problem. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a 47-year old male with back pain due to compression fracture of thoracic vertebra T12 and lumbar vertebrae L1...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671737/is-early-appropriate-care-of-axial-and-femoral-fractures-appropriate-in-multiply-injured-elderly-trauma-patients
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M S Reich, A J Dolenc, T A Moore, H A Vallier
BACKGROUND: Previous work established resuscitation parameters that minimize complications with early fracture management. This Early Appropriate Care (EAC) protocol was applied to patients with advanced age to determine if they require unique parameters to mitigate complications. METHODS: Between October 2010 and March 2013, 376 consecutive skeletally mature patients with unstable fractures of the pelvis, acetabulum, thoracolumbar spine, and/or proximal or diaphyseal femur fractures were treated at a level I trauma center and were prospectively studied...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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