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Cervical disc disease

Zuhtu Ozbek, Emre Ozkara, Ali Arslantaş
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to discuss the causes of implant migration after cervical arthroplasty with clinical cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients who underwent cervical arthroplasty operations in our department between 2006 and 2015 due to cervical disc disease were retrospectively analyzed. The patients who were determined to be symptomatic of implant migration were evaluated. RESULTS: Symptomatic implant migration was detected in 5 (0...
October 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Harry T Mai, Robert J Burgmeier, Sean M Mitchell, Andrew C Hecht, Joseph C Maroon, Gordon W Nuber, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To determine if the level of a cervical disc herniation (CDH) procedure will uniquely impact performance-based outcomes in elite athletes of the National Football League (NFL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Comparative assessments of post-surgical outcomes in NFL athletes with CDH at different levels are unknown. Further, the surgical decision making for these types of injuries in professional football athletes remains controversial...
September 30, 2016: Spine
Peter C Gerszten, Erin Paschel, Hazem Mashaly, Hatem Sabry, Hasan Jalalod'din, Khaled Saoud
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-accepted treatment option for patients with cervical spine disease. Three- and four-level discectomies are known to be associated with a higher complication rate and lower fusion rate than single-level surgery. This study was performed to evaluate and compare zero-profile fixation and stand-alone PEEK cages for three- and four-level ACDF. METHODS: Two cohorts of patients who underwent ACDF for the treatment of three- and four-level disease were compared...
September 10, 2016: Curēus
Zhongjun Mo, Qi Li, Zhiwei Jia, Jiemeng Yang, Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Yubo Fan
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October 12, 2016: European Spine Journal
Hang Feng, Xiangyi Fang, Dageng Huang, Chengcheng Yu, Songchuan Zhao, Dingjun Hao
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical disc arthroplasty has been gradually adopted as an alternative for the treatment of cervical degenerative disease. However, there is a large discrepancy between footprints of currently available cervical disc prostheses and anatomic dimensions of cervical end plates. PURPOSE: This study aimed to accurately and comprehensively quantify the three-dimensional (3D) anatomic morphology of the cervical vertebral end plate and provide a theoretical basis for designing appropriate disc prostheses...
October 3, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Shun-Li Kan, Zhi-Fang Yuan, Guang-Zhi Ning, Fei-Fei Liu, Jing-Cheng Sun, Shi-Qing Feng
OBJECTIVE: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) has been designed as a substitute for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the treatment of symptomatic cervical disc disease (CDD). Several researchers have compared CDA with ACDF for the treatment of symptomatic CDD; however, the findings of these studies are inconclusive. Using recently published evidence, this meta-analysis was conducted to further verify the benefits and harms of using CDA for treatment of symptomatic CDD. METHODS: Relevant trials were identified by searching the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases...
October 2, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Monish M Maharaj, Ralph J Mobbs, Jarred Hogan, Dong Fang Zhao, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan
BACKGROUND: Surgical approaches are usually required in cases of severe cervical disc disease. The traditional method of anterior cervical disc fusion (ACDF) has been associated with reduced local mobility and increased occurrence of adjacent segment disease. The newer method of anterior cervical disc arthroplasty (ACDA) relies upon artificial discs of various products. Current literature is inconsistent in the comparative performance of these methods with regards to clinical, radiological and patient outcomes...
December 2015: J Spine Surg
Victor M Lu, Lucy Zhang, Daniel B Scherman, Prashanth J Rao, Ralph J Mobbs, Kevin Phan
PURPOSE: The traditional surgical approach to treat multi-level cervical disc disease (mCDD) has been anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). There has been recent development of other surgical approaches to further improve clinical outcomes. Collectively, when elements of these different approaches are combined in surgery, it is known as hybrid surgery (HS) which remains a novel treatment option. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to compare the outcomes of HS versus ACDF for the treatment of mCDD...
September 27, 2016: European Spine Journal
Michael F Coscia, Gerald A Denys, Matthew F Wack
STUDY DESIGN: Patients scheduled for spinal surgery were screened prospectively for a microbial presence associated with intervertebral disc specimens. Inclusion was limited to patients requiring surgery for any of 5 conditions: study patients with cervical spine intervertebral herniation (IVH), lumbar spine IVH, lumbar spine discogenic pain, and control patients with idiopathic scoliosis/Scheurermann's kyphosis or trauma/neuromuscular deformity. Exclusion criteria included ongoing systemic infection, abnormal pre-operative white cell counts, documented or suspected spinal infection, or previous surgery to the involved disc...
September 23, 2016: Spine
Jing Chen, Jia Li, Gang Qiu, Jingchao Wei, Yanfen Qiu, Yonghui An, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether uncovertebral joint ossification was a risk factor for axial symptoms (AS) after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA). METHODS: This retrospective study included 52 consecutive patients who underwent CDA for single-level cervical disc disease. To examine possible risk factors for AS after CDA, univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to compare data from the patients with and without AS (the AS and no-AS groups, respectively)...
2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Jason Man-Kit Ho, Hing-Yuen Law, Shing-Chau Yuen, Kwong-Yui Yam
The authors present 2 cases of cervical myelopathy produced by engorged vertebral veins due to overshunting. Overshunting-associated myelopathy is a rare complication of CSF shunting. Coexisting cervical degenerative disc disease may further increase the difficulty of diagnosing the condition. Neurosurgeons and others who routinely evaluate patients with intracranial shunts should be familiar with this rare but possible diagnosis.
September 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
Richard Bostelmann, Tamara Bostelmann, Adrian Nasaca, Hans Jakob Steiger, Frank Zaucke, Christoph Schleich
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: On a molecular level, maturation or degeneration of human intervertebral disc is among others expressed by the content of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). According to the degenerative status, the disc content can differ in nucleus pulposus (NP) and annulus fibrosus (AF), respectively. Research in this area was conducted mostly on postmortem samples. Although several radiological classification systems exist, none includes biochemical features. Therefore, we focused our in vivo study on a widely spread and less expensive imaging technique for the cervical spine and the correlation of radiological patterns to biochemical equivalents in the intervertebral discs...
August 25, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Jordan J Allensworth, Karla D O'Dell, Joshua S Schindler
BACKGROUND: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is an idiopathic spinal disease common in the elderly and characterized by flowing ossification and osteophyte formation along the spinal column. Cervical hyperostosis is capable of producing dysphagia, stridor, and airway obstruction; however, there are no extant reports of true paralysis of bilateral vocal folds in patients fulfilling the criteria for DISH. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report a case of a 61-year-old man presenting with dysphagia and dyspnea...
August 24, 2016: Head & Neck
Zhonghai Li, Yantao Zhao, Jiaguang Tang, Dongfeng Ren, Jidong Guo, Huadong Wang, Li Li, Shuxun Hou
PURPOSE: To compare perioperative parameters, clinical outcomes, radiographic parameters, and complication rates of the new zero-profile, stand-alone Fidji cervical cage with those of the stand-alone cages with a titanium plate for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the surgical treatment of single- and multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD). METHODS: Between October 2009 and December 2013, 152 consecutive patients [86 males and 52 females; mean age 51...
August 23, 2016: European Spine Journal
Roland Donk, Andre Verbeek, Wim Verhagen, Hans Groenewoud, Allard Hosman, Ronald Bartels
OBJECTIVE: The Neck Disability Index (NDI) is a patient self-assessed outcome measurement tool to assess disability, and that is frequently used to evaluate the effects of the treatment of neck-related problems. In individualized medicine it is mandatory that patients can interpret data in order to choose a treatment. A change of NDI or an absolute NDI is generally meaningless to a patient. Therefore, a correlation between the qualification of the clinical situation rated by the patient and the NDI score was evaluated...
2016: PloS One
Diego Rossetti, Guillaume R Ragetly, Cyrill M Poncet
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of a video telescope operating monitor (VITOM™) for ventral slot decompression and to report its clinical applications using preoperative and postoperative computed tomography (CT) myelography. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. ANIMALS: Consecutive dogs presented with cervical intervertebral disc disease requiring surgical decompression (n = 30). METHODS: Demographic data, preoperative neurological status, localization and lateralization of the compression, total operative time, surgical complications, ventral slot size and orientation, hospitalization time, and postoperative outcome were recorded...
October 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Andrew Cleveland, Josh Herzog, Pedro Caram
This article evaluates the techniques, results, and complications of hybrid cervical disc arthroplasty in a high-demand military population. Emphasis is on the occupational impact and return to duty outcomes. This article is a case series with prospective follow-up of 30 hybrid cervical disc arthroplasty patients from the authors' institution. Average follow-up was 16.1 months. Average patient age was 39.7 years. Noncommissioned officer was the most common military rank. Cervical disc arthroplasty at C5/6 with fusion at C6/7 was the most common procedure (21/30)...
2016: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
Lin Xie, Ming Liu, Fan Ding, Peng Li, Dezhang Ma
PURPOSE: This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety in cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for treating cervical degenerative disc diseases (CDDDs). METHODS: The authors searched RCTs in the electronic databases (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, EMBASE, Medline, Embase, Springer Link, Web of Knowledge, OVID and Google Scholar) from their establishment to march 2016 without language restrictions...
2016: SpringerPlus
Sun Qizhi, Li Peijia, Sun Lei, Chen Junsheng, Li Jianmin
BACKGROUND: Noncontiguous cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a special degenerative disease because of the intermediate normal level or levels between supra and infraabnormal levels. Some controversy exists over the optimal procedure for two noncontiguous levels of CSM. The study was to evaluate the outcomes of the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with zero-profile devices for two noncontiguous levels of CSM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 17 consecutive patients with two noncontiguous levels of CSM operated between December 2009 and August 2012 were included in the study...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Huang-Chou Chang, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Yu Fay, Peng-Yuan Chang, Ching-Lan Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Combination of ACDF and ACCF (Anterior cervical discectomy or corpectomy with fusion) has been demonstrated to be effective for multi-level CSM (cervical spondylotic myelopathy). However, the combination of ACCF and cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) for three-level CSM has never been addressed. METHODS: Consecutive patients (>18 years old) with CSM caused by segmental ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and degenerative disc disease (DDD) were reviewed...
July 26, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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