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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137917/radiation-exposure-with-hybrid-image-guidance-based-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Michael M Safaee, Taemin Oh, Murat Pekmezci, Aaron J Clark
The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is used for the treatment of back and leg pain secondary to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with less estimated blood loss (EBL), decreased length of stay, lower infection rates, and similar outcomes compared to the traditional TLIF. Fluoroscopy time has been reported with MIS-TLIF, but there are limited data on specific radiation dosages. We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired cohort of patients undergoing MIS-TLIF...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133000/effectiveness-of-a-decision-making-protocol-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-stenosis-with-grade-1-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Victor E Staartjes, Marc L Schröder
BACKGROUND: The addition of fusion to decompression for stenosis with Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis is a controversial topic, and the question remains if fusion provides any real benefit to the patient that warrants the increased healthcare utilization and perioperative morbidity. In addition, there is no consensus on indications for the use of fusion over decompression alone. METHODS: Patients received fusion or decompression according to a decision-making protocol based on their pattern of complaints, the location of the compression, as well as facet angles and effusion as proven predictors of postoperative instability...
November 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119045/lumbar-stenosis-surgery-spine-surgeons-not-insurance-companies-should-decide-when-enough-is-better-than-too-much
#3
EDITORIAL
Nancy E Epstein
Background: Lumbar surgery for spinal stenosis is the most common spine operation being performed in older patients. Nevertheless, every time we want to schedule surgery, we confront the insurance industry. More often than not they demand patients first undergo epidural steroid injections (ESI); clearly they are not aware of ESI's lack of long-term efficacy. Who put these insurance companies in charge anyway? We did. How? Through performing too many unnecessary or overly extensive spinal operations (e...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
#4
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116395/correlations-between-sedimentation-sign-dural-sac-cross-sectional-area-and-clinical-symptoms-of-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#5
Sangbong Ko
PURPOSE: In this study, we addressed the correlation between the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the dural sac and the nerve root sedimentation sign (SedSign) and the correlation between the distance of claudication and the CSA of the dural sac or SedSign in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. We also evaluated the reliability of clinical symptom prediction. METHODS: We checked claudication distance using a questionnaire, and we gauged low back pain when standing, referred pain, and radiating pain using visual analog scale scores...
November 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097954/redundant-nerve-root-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lumbar-degenerative-canal-stenosis
#6
Federico E Villafañe, Allison Harvey, Norman Kettner
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the diagnostic imaging features of redundant nerve roots caused by chronic lumbar degenerative canal stenosis (CLDCS). Clinical Features: A 56-year-old male presented with severe low back pain. He experienced pain during minimal active lumbar range of motion. The patient demonstrated weakness of the right iliopsoas and hypoesthesia of the L-2 dermatome. A working diagnosis of CLDCS was established. The patient's worsening severe low back pain warranted magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine, which was performed for further evaluation...
September 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058135/the-value-of-patient-global-assessment-in-lumbar-spine-surgery-an-evaluation-based-on-more-than-90-000-patients
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C Parai, O Hägg, B Lind, H Brisby
PURPOSE: There are two, principally different ways to obtain patient opinions regarding the outcome of spine surgery: using prospective multi-item questionnaires preoperatively and at follow-up, and using a retrospective single-item question at follow-up-both methods have distinct advantages and limitations. The purpose of the study was to explore the utility of using the simple transition question global assessment, GA, ("How is your back/leg pain today as compared to before the surgery?") as an overall patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) based on the large real-life database in the Swedish spine registry (Swespine)...
October 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047242/effect-of-sagittal-balance-on-risk-of-falling-after-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgery-combined-with-posterior-surgery
#8
Byung Ho Lee, Jae Ho Yang, Hak Sun Kim, Kyung Soo Suk, Hwan Mo Lee, Jin Oh Park, Seong Hwan Moon
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the impact of correcting sagittal balance (SB) on functional outcomes of surgical treatment for degenerative spinal disease and actual falls via utilization of new minimally invasive lumbar fusion techniques via a lateral approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From November 2011 to March 2015, we enrolled 56 patients who underwent minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and matched 112 patients receiving decompression/postero-lateral fusion (PLF) surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033576/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-attributable-to-tophaceous-gout-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Wei Wang, Qingbo Li, Lei Cai, Weijun Liu
OBJECTIVES: Tophaceous gout seldom affects the axial skeleton. Symptoms vary according to the differential localization of urate deposits and the diagnosis is often delayed. Here, we report an unusual case of lumbar spinal stenosis caused by extradural tophaceous deposits. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a case of a patient with tophaceous gout of the lumbar spine and reviewed the relevant literature. RESULTS: A 62-year-old man with a 2-year history of lower back pain and a 3-month history of lower limb radiation pain and intermittent claudication was admitted...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027622/minimally-invasive-techniques-for-lumbar-decompressions-and-fusions
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REVIEW
Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Jonathan S Markowitz, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Kelly H Yom, Kern Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to summarize the recent literature investigating the use of minimally invasive (MIS) techniques in the treatment of lumbar degenerative stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis. RECENT FINDINGS: MIS lumbar decompression and fusion techniques for degenerative pathology are associated with reduced operative morbidity, shortened length of hospital stay, and reduced postoperative pain and narcotics utilization. Recent studies with long-term clinical follow-up have demonstrated equivalence in clinical outcomes between open and MIS surgical procedures...
December 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021670/preliminary-experience-with-lumbar-facet-distraction-and-fixation-as-treatment-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#11
Giovanni Grasso, Alessandro Landi
OBJECTIVES: To assess the properties of facet fixation with the Facet Wedge system in patients affected by lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Implant of intra-articular spacers is an emerging technique for lumbar degenerative disease. METHODS: This study included forty patients (Group 1) with symptomatic LSS in whom intra-articular spacers have been implanted along with microdecompression (MD) of the neural structures...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973638/percutaneous-interspinous-spacer-vs-decompression-in-patients-with-neurogenic-claudication-an-alternative-in-selected-patients
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Bernhard Meyer, Adad Baranto, Frederic Schils, Frederic Collignon, Bjorn Zoega, Leong Tan, Jean-Charles LeHuec
BACKGROUND: Standalone interspinous process devices (IPDs) to treat degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC) have shown ambiguous results in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To show that a minimally invasive percutaneous IPD is safe and noninferior to standalone decompressive surgery (SDS) for patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis with NIC. METHODS: A multicenter, international, randomized, controlled trial (RCT) was con- ducted...
June 26, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953710/quality-of-life-and-slip-progression-in-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-treated-non-operatively
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Duncan Cushnie, Ryan Johnstone, Jennifer C Urquhart, Kevin R Gurr, Stewart I Bailey, Christopher S Bailey
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of consecutive patients. OBJECTIVE: Determination of the quality of life (QoL) and prevalence of slip progression in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis managed non-operatively. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar spinal stenosis secondary to degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a common radiographic diagnosis associated with chronic back pain and radicular symptoms. There is limited evidence as to the clinical course in terms of validated QoL measures, and the extent of slip progression in patients with this condition treated non-operatively...
September 26, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942026/posterolateral-fusion-versus-dynesys-%C3%A2-dynamic-stabilization-retrospective-study-at-a-minimum-5-5-years-follow-up
#14
Simon Bredin, Olivier Demay, Christophe Mensa, Karim Madi, Xavier Ohl
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar fusion is one of the most widespread techniques to treat degenerative lumbar pathology. To prevent complications such as non-union or adjacent segment degeneration, dynamic stabilization techniques were developed, but with controversial results. The aim of the present study was to compare long-term radiologic and clinical results between fusion and dynamic stabilization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study included patients with recurrent lumbar discal hernia or lumbar canal stenosis managed by posterolateral fusion or by dynamic stabilization associated to neurologic release...
September 20, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934790/factors-associated-with-successful-responses-to-transforaminal-balloon-adhesiolysis-for-chronic-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis-retrospective-study
#15
Doo Hwan Kim, Seong-Sik Cho, Yeon-Jin Moon, Koo Kwon, Kunhee Lee, Jeong-Gil Leem, Jin-Woo Shin, Ji Hyun Park, Seong-Soo Choi
BACKGROUND: Recently, transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis was introduced to manage patients with chronic radicular pain occurring with or without low back pain. However, the factors associated with successful responses to transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis are not known. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors associated with successful responses to transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis for chronic lumbar spinal stenosis. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective observational study...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927213/ten-step-minimally-invasive-spine-lumbar-decompression-and-dural-repair-through-tubular-retractors
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Mohamed Abdelatif Boukebir, Connor David Berlin, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Tim Heiland, Karsten Schöller, Cameron Rawanduzy, Sertaç Kirnaz, Ajit Jada, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery utilizing tubular retractors has become an increasingly popular approach for decompression in the lumbar spine. However, a better understanding of appropriate indications, efficacious surgical techniques, limitations, and complication management is required to effectively teach the procedure and to facilitate the learning curve. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and recommendations regarding tubular surgery for lumbar disc herniations, foraminal compression with unilateral radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, synovial cysts, and dural repair...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919229/early-outcomes-of-endoscopic-contralateral-foraminal-and-lateral-recess-decompression-via-an-interlaminar-approach-in-patients-with-unilateral-radiculopathy-from-unilateral-foraminal-stenosis
#17
Hyeung Sung Kim, Ravish Patel, Byapak Paudel, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh, Jae Eun Park, Sol Lee
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous endoscopic contralateral interlaminar lumbar foraminotomy (PECILF) for lumbar degenerative spinal stenosis is an established procedure. Better preservation of contralateral facet joint compared to that of the approach side has been demonstrated with uniportal bilateral decompression. The aim of this retrospective case series was to analyze the early clinical and radiological outcomes of standalone contralateral foraminotomy and lateral recess decompression using PECILF...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918116/atherosclerotic-disease-and-its-relationship-to-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease-facet-arthritis-and-stenosis-with-computed-tomography-angiography
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William J Beckworth, John F Holbrook, Lisa G Foster, Laura A Ward, James R Welle
BACKGROUND: The intervertebral disc is the largest avascular structure in the body. It relies on passive diffusion from arteries at the periphery of the disc for nutrition. Previous studies have suggested a correlation between vascular disease and lumbar degenerative disk disease (DDD), but the association with facet arthritis and stenosis has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of lumbar artery stenosis, aortic atherosclerosis on computed tomography angiography, and its relationship to lumbar DDD, facet arthritis, and spinal canal stenosis...
September 14, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902770/decompression-versus-decompression-and-fusion-for-degenerative-lumbar-stenosis-in-a-workers-compensation-setting-erratum
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September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894678/radiographic-risk-factors-of-reoperation-following-minimally-invasive-decompression-for-lumbar-canal-stenosis-associated-with-degenerative-scoliosis-and-spondylolisthesis
#20
Minori Kato, Takashi Namikawa, Akira Matsumura, Sadahiko Konishi, Hiroaki Nakamura
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: Microsurgical bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach (MBDU), a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) decompression method, has been performed for numerous degenerative lumbar diseases, including degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) or degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS), at our institution. In this study, we evaluated the appropriateness of MBDU for DLS or DS patients. METHODS: A total of 207 patients treated by MBDU were included (88 women and 119 men; mean age, 70 [40-86] years)...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
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