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C1-2 injuries

I S Lvov, A A Grin', M A Nekrasov, A Yu Kordonskiy, A V Sytnik
Compression of the caudal medulla oblongata and ventral portions of the spinal cord is the most dangerous complication of atlanto-axial dislocation (AAD). AIM: The study objective was to improve surgical management of patients with ventral compression of the spinal cord in the setting of AAD of various genesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed treatment outcomes in 250 patients with C1 and C2 injuries and diseases for the period between 2002 and 2016. Persistent ventral compression of the neural structures in the setting of AAD was detected in 34 (13...
2018: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
Avinash Rao, Hesham Soliman, Mayank Kaushal, Oleysa Motovylak, Aditya Vedantam, Matthew D Budde, Brian Schmit, Marjorie Wang, Shekar N Kurpad
BACKGROUND: Fractional anisotropy (FA) of the high cervical cord correlates with upper limb function in acute cervical cord injury. We investigated the correlation between preoperative FA at the level of maximal compression and functional recovery in a group of patients after decompressive surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). OBJECTIVE: To determine the usefulness of FA as a biomarker for severity of CSM and as a prognostic biomarker for improvement after surgery...
February 23, 2018: Neurosurgery
Gesa Bakker, Joerg Hattingen, Hartmut Stuetzer, Joerg Isenberg
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of insufficiency fractures of the sacrum in an elder population increases annually. Fractures show very different morphology. We aimed to classify sacral insufficiency fractures according to the position of cortical break and possible need for intervention. METHODS: Between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014, all patients with a proven fracture of the sacrum following a low-energy or an even unnoticed trauma were prospectively registered : 117 females and 13 males...
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Taylor E Purvis, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, C Rory Goodwin, Mari L Groves, Michael C Ain, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE: To compare in-hospital complication rates in pediatric patients with atlantoaxial and subaxial injuries undergoing either external fixation or surgical fusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Baseline and outcome data were obtained from the 2002-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for patients under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of cervical spine fracture without spinal cord injury or cervical spine subluxation. Patients who underwent external immobilization or internal fixation were included for analysis...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Rantaro Kamimura, Mohammad Z Hossain, Shumpei Unno, Hiroshi Ando, Yuji Masuda, Kojiro Takahashi, Masanori Otake, Isao Saito, Junichi Kitagawa
Current therapeutics are not effective for orofacial neuropathic pain, and better options are needed. The present study used inferior orbital nerve (ION)-injured mice to investigate the effect of inhibiting monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL), an enzyme that degrades the major endocannabinoid 2-arachydonoylgycerol (2-AG) in orofacial neuropathic pain. The head-withdrawal threshold to mechanical stimulation of the whisker pad was reduced on days 3, 5, and 7 after ION injury. Injection of JZL184, a selective inhibitor of MAGL, on day 7 after ION injury attenuated the reduction in head-withdrawal threshold at 2 h after administration...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Oral Science
Zi-Fei Yin, Bin-Feng Sun, Xiao-Hai Yang, Qing Wang, Ping-Kang Qian, Xiao-Feng Wu, Feng Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical effect of antero-medial incision of knee joint in treating intercondylar fracture of femur. METHODS: From September 2012 to March 2015, 24 patients with intercondylar fracture of femur were selected, including 17 males and 7 females, aged from 20 to 65 years old with an average of(38.3±9.5) years old. Among them, 12 cases were caused by traffic accident, 8 cases were caused by falling injury and 4 cases were caused by falling down...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Rasha El-Kotob, B Catharine Craven, Sunita Mathur, David S Ditor, Paul Oh, Masae Miyatani, Mary C Verrier
Background: Although cardiac autonomic dysfunction is a contributing factor for cardiovascular disease development in individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI), it remains poorly understood. Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis has the potential to non-invasively assess the cardiac autonomic nervous system. The study objectives are (a) to determine if there are differences in HRV measures across neurological level of impairment (NLI) and American Spinal Cord Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) subgroups, and (b) to determine if there is a relationship between HRV frequency measures (low frequency [LF] and high frequency [HF]) at rest...
2018: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Amandeep Kumar, Gaurav Varshney, Pankaj K Singh, Deepak Agrawal, Guru D Satyarthee, Poodipedi S Chandra, Shashank S Kale, Ashok K Mahapatra
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial spondyloptosis (AAS), which is defined as complete displacement of facets of atlas anterior to the facets of axis such that there is no contact between the 2 articulating surfaces, is an extremely rare manifestation of atlantoaxial instability. The reason for an extreme rarity of traumatic AAS is probably the severity of injury in traumatic AAS that is usually incompatible to life. It represents the most severe form of atlantoaxial dislocation, and complete reduction in such a case presents a real technical challenge because of the interlocking of C1-C2 facets...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
K Venugopal Menon, Sameer B Raniga
BACKGROUND: To date, trabecular morphology studies have been conducted on thin-section computed tomography (CT) scans of cadaveric bone. Here we describe the trabecular anatomy of the axis vertebra as revealed by an innovative imaging tool. METHODS: Ten patients who underwent thin-slice CT scans for suspected cervical spine injury were prospectively subjected to shaded volume-rendered 3-dimensional reconstruction of the images. The trabecular anatomy thus depicted was recreated, and the mechanical vectors were deduced independently by a senior radiologist and spine surgeon and then matched...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Chun-Hui Tang, Gao-Wen Yao, Lin Wang, Hong-Liang Tu, Wei Luo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of minimally invasive internal fixation of pelvic anterior and posterior ring for the treatment of type C pelvic fracture, and to explore its operative techniques and therapeutic efficacy. METHODS: From December 2010 to December 2015, 18 patients with type C pelvic fracture were treated by reconstructive plates fixation through minimally invasive ilioinguinal approach for pelvic anterior ring injuries, and by invasive percutaneous sacroiliac joint screw fixation for pelvic posterior ring injuries...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Xue-Feng Jia, Hong-Xin Cai, Ge-Sheng Lin, Ji-Shi Fang, Yong Wang, Zhi-Yong Wu, Xu-Hui Tu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of joint mobilization on postoperative wrist joint function, pain and grip strength for elderly patients with distal radius fracture. METHODS: From January 2015 to June 2016, a total of 67 elderly patients with distal radius fracture were randomly divided into routine exercise group and joint mobilization group. Among them, 37 patients in the routine exercise group underwent conventional distal radius fracture postoperative joint function exercise regimen, including 16 males and 21 females with a mean age of (67...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Semih Keskil, Murat Göksel, Ulas Yüksel
Study Design: Atlas fractures are evaluated according to the fracture type and ligamentous injury. External immobilization may result in fracture nonunion. Objective: The ideal treatment method for non-stabilized atlas fractures is limited fixation without restricting the range of motion of the atlantoaxial and atlantooccipital joints. Summary of Background Data: Such a result can be established by using either anterior fixation or posterior lateral mass fixation...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Mazda K Turel, Mena G Kerolus, Vincent C Traynelis
Background: The use of cervical interfacet spacers (CISs) to augment stability and provide solid arthrodesis at the atlantoaxial joint has not been studied in detail. The aim of this work is to report the outcomes with the use of machined allograft CISs at C1-2. Methods: A retrospective review of 19 patients who underwent an atlantoaxial fusion with the use of CISs was performed. All patients had instability documented with flexion and extension lateral radiographs...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Shengye Zhang, Jane Shaw-Boden, Yara Banz, Anjan K Bongoni, Adriano Taddeo, Rolf Spirig, Marc W Nolte, Peter J Cowan, Robert Rieben
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a major clinical problem linked to vascular surgery. Currently, no drugs to prevent or to treat I/R injury are approved for clinical use. C1 inhibitor (C1 INH) is known to reduce activation of the plasma cascade systems that are involved in the pathophysiologic process of I/R injury. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the effect of C1 INH on complement deposition and endothelial cell activation in a rat model of hind limb I/R injury...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Bulent Ozdemir, Ayhan Kanat, Sule Batcik, Osman Ersagun Batcik, Metin Celiker, Kamil Kayayurt
Cranial nerve palsies after gunshot injury are not uncommon. However, in the literature, only 1 patient with isolated hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by gunshot has been published. The authors describe a 34-year-old man suffering from unilateral isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by gunshot injury as a second reported patient. The bullet entered maxillary sinus, and caused condylar fracture, then ended up C1-2 interspace. The bullet was surgically removed by a posterior approach. It is important to pay attention to hypoglossal nerve injury when confronted with a gunshot wound...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Zaid Aljuboori, Jacob Archer, Wei Huff, Amee Moreno, Andrew Jea
Intrathecal baclofen has been suggested as an effective and safe treatment for intractable spasticity and dystonia. Techniques of lumbar and intraventricular catheter placement have been previously described. The purpose of this study was to describe a technique to implant catheters for intrathecal baclofen infusion through C1-2 puncture. Four of 5 consecutively treated patients underwent successful placement of catheters for intrathecal baclofen. There were no instances of infection, CSF leak, or catheter migration seen during a follow-up period of at least 6 months; furthermore, there were no occurrences of vertebral artery or spinal cord injury...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Yang-Hua Tang, Lin-Ru Zeng, Zhen-Shuang Yue, Da-Wei Xin, Zhong-Qing Hu, Can-da Xu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the surgical method and clinical efficacy for open tarsometatarsal joint injuries. METHODS: From March 2011 to January 2015, 21 patients with open tarsometatarsal joint injuries were treated with stage-surgery method, including 14 males and 7 females with an average age of 45.6 years old ranging from 20 to 75 years. Injury site occurred in the left foot of 13 cases and right foot of 8 cases. Traffic injury was in 5 cases, crush injury in 6 cases, heavy crushing was in 10 cases...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Zheng-Feng Mei, Wen-Tao Lei, Dong-Hui Huang, Qi-Hui Zhao, Hang-Bo Qu, Lian-Zhi Ni
OBJECTIVE: To explore the surgical method and clinical outcome of modified osteotomy of olecranon for the treatment of inter-condylar fracture of humerus. METHODS: From May 2007 to December 2012, 32 patients of intercondylar fracture of humerus were treated surgically through the approach of modified osteotomy of olecranon. The patients were 21 males and 11 females with a mean age of 46.3 years (ranged 18 to 65 years). Nineteen fractures occurred on the right extremity and 13 on the left extremity...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Alireza K Nazemi, Stetson R Bickley, Caleb J Behrend, Jonathan J Carmouche
In posterior spinal fusion (PSF), the vertebral artery is most vulnerable to injury at C1-2. C2 pedicle screws are often placed into the dorsomedial isthmus of C2. Alternative techniques include C2 laminar screws and wiring techniques. A 67-year-old male underwent PSF for persistent severe intractable neck pain and degeneration at C1-2. The patient had an enlarged left vertebral artery with midline migration into the C2 body. This pattern was within one standard deviation of normal; however, it rendered typical placement of a C2 pedicle screw unsafe...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Jong-Beom Park, Sung Shik Kang, Jin S Yeom
RATIONALE: Traumatic C1-2 dislocation associated with contiguous or noncontiguous cervical spine injury is rare. Moreover, there have been no reports describing traumatic C1-2 dislocation associated with multiple contiguous and noncontiguous cervical injuries. PATIENT CONCERNS: The authors present a case of a 20-year-old male with painful limitation of motion of the neck. This complex cervical injury occurred due to hyperextension of the head in a rotated position...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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