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Paul J Slosar
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April 1, 2018: Spine
Hideki Sudo, Yuichiro Abe, Terufumi Kokabu, Kei Kuroki, Akira Iwata, Norimasa Iwasaki
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, non-randomized study. OBJECTIVE: To assess surgical outcomes of multilevel facetectomy and rod curvature with simultaneous double-rod rotation technique for anatomical spinal reconstruction in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although some surgical techniques maintain or restore thoracic kyphosis (TK), next-generation strategies for thoracic AIS should include corrections in three anatomical planes...
March 9, 2018: Spine
Caglar Yilgor, Yasemin Yavuz, Nuray Sogunmez, Sleiman Haddad, Anne F Mannion, Kadir Abul, Louis Boissiere, Ibrahim Obeid, Frank Kleinstück, Francisco Javier Sánchez Pérez-Grueso, Emre Acaroglu, Ferran Pellise, Ahmet Alanay
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Pelvic Tilt (PT) is used as an indicator of pelvic version with increased values indicating retroversion and disability. The concept of using PT solely as an absolute numerical value can be misleading, especially for the patients with Pelvic Incidence (PI) values near the upper and lower normal limits. Relative Pelvic Version (RPV) is a PI-based individualized measure of the pelvic version. RPV indicates the individualized spatial orientation of the pelvis relative to the ideal sacral slope as defined by the magnitude of PI...
March 8, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
R Michael Meneghini
The investigation of recurrent instability after total hip arthroplasty requires a thorough history and physical examination focused on characterizing the dislocation events and the patient factors that contribute to instability. Radiographic studies include plain radiographs, in particular a cross-table lateral, and computed tomography to accurately assess the implant orientation relative to the patient's native anatomy. More advanced imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging may be useful to assess abductor tendon integrity...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Shan Zhang, Baojin Ma, Feng Liu, Jiazhi Duan, Shicai Wang, Jichuan Qiu, Dong Li, Yuanhua Sang, Chao Liu, Duo Liu, Hong Liu
Numerous studies have determined that physical cues, especially the nanotopography of materials, play key roles in directing stem cell differentiation. However, most research on nanoarrays for stem cell fate regulation are based on non-biodegradable materials, such as silicon wafers, TiO2, and poly (methyl methacrylate), which are rarely used as tissue engineering biomaterials. In this study, we prepared biodegradable poly-lactic acid (PLA) nanopillar arrays with different diameters but the same center-to-center distance using a series of anodic aluminum oxide nano-well arrays as templates...
March 8, 2018: Nano Letters
Jae-Kwang Kim, Bong Ju Moon, Sang-Deok Kim, Jung-Kil Lee
RATIONALE: In the treatment of noncontiguous lumbar burst fractures, there still remains controversy over proper surgical procedures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 19-year-old female patient visited our hospital after fall down from 3 m high. DIAGNOSES: Initial neurologic examination revealed an incomplete spinal cord injury characterized by hypoesthesia and motor grade of 2 below the L2 segment. Lumbar computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated L2 and L5 burst fractures severely obliterating the spinal canal...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Danika Paulo, Alexa Semonche, Rachana Tyagi
BACKGROUND: Giant invasive spinal schwannomas (GISS) comprise a rare, specific subtype of schwannomas that extend over two spinal levels, erode vertebral bodies and invade extraspinal tissues. Optimal surgical management of resulting spinal instability has yet to be determined, and overall there is limited published literature on GISS. We report an innovative method used to treat a rare case of lumbosacral GISS using a triangular frame reconstruction to reconnect the spinal column to the pelvis after tumor debulking...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Kimberly J Song, Matthew Colman, Jonathan A Myers, Christopher W Seder
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may require surgical treatment for extreme curvature of the spine or loss of pulmonary function. We present a report of a 31-year-old woman with a history of scoliosis and anterolateral spinal fusion who developed chest pain and hemoptysis. Imaging revealed that a fixation rod had migrated cephalad, penetrating the diaphragm into the left lower lobe of the lung. The hardware was removed and lung repaired with good results. This is the first reported case of cranial spinal rod migration over a decade after initial implantation...
March 5, 2018: Lung
Woojin Cho, Alan Varkey Job, Jing Chen, Jung Hwan Baek
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a transformative technology with a potentially wide range of applications in the field of orthopaedic spine surgery. This article aims to review the current applications, limitations, and future developments of 3D printing technology in orthopaedic spine surgery. Current preoperative applications of 3D printing include construction of complex 3D anatomic models for improved visual understanding, preoperative surgical planning, and surgical simulations for resident education...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Kenneth Aaron Shaw, Matthew Griffith, Edward T Mottern, David M Gloystein, John G Devine
Cervical corpectomy is a viable technique for the treatment of multilevel cervical spine pathology. Despite multiple advances in both surgical technique and implant technology, the rate of construct subsidence can range from 6% for single-level procedures to 71% for multilevel procedures. In this technical note, we describe a novel technique, the bump-stop technique, for cervical corpectomy. The technique positions the superior and inferior screw holes such that the vertebral bodies bisect them. This allows for fixation in the dense cortical bone of the endplate while providing a buttress to corpectomy cage subsidence...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Thamrong Lertudomphonwanit, Michael P Kelly, Keith H Bridwell, Lawrence G Lenke, Steven J McAnany, Prachya Punyarat, Timothy P Bryan, Jacob M Buchowski, Lukas P Zebala, Brenda A Sides, Karen Steger-May, Munish C Gupta
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Risk factors associated with rod fracture (RF) following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery fused to the sacrum remain debatable and the impact of RF on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after ASD surgery has not been investigated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for RF and determine PROs change associated with RF after ASD surgery fused to the sacrum. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective single-center cohort...
February 28, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Alicja Baranowska, Paweł Baranowski, Tadeusz Płusa
Infection of the surgical operation site is found in approximately 3% of patients and 20% of patients undergoing urgent surgery. The occurrence of this type of complications is affected both by coexisting diseases and the presence of infection in the environment in which the patient is staying. It should also be taken into account that the bacteria found in the implanted material and surrounding tissues have the ability to adhere to the implant, creating a biofilm structure there. The presented patient is an illustration of such a problem, because after L5 laminectomy and extensive L2-L3 and L3-L4 one-sided fenestration and L2-L3-L4-L5 facetectomy, interbody bone arthrodesis and transpedicular stabilization, he reported for fever and pain in right lumbar area...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Kirk McGilvray, Jeremiah Easley, Howard B Seim, Daniel Regan, Sigurd H Berven, Wellington K Hsu, Thomas E Mroz, Christian M Puttlitz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is significant variability in the materials commonly used for interbody cages in spine surgery. It is theorized that 3-D printed interbody cages utilizing porous titanium material can provide more consistent bone ingrowth and biological fixation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an evidence-based approach to decision making regarding interbody materials for spinal fusion. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative animal study...
February 26, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Adam E M Eltorai, Wesley M Durand, Jack M Haglin, Lee E Rubin, Arnold-Peter C Weiss, Alan H Daniels
Understanding trends in reimbursement is critical to the financial sustainability of orthopedic practices. Little research has examined physician fee trends over time for orthopedic procedures. This study evaluated trends in Medicare reimbursements for orthopedic surgical procedures. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was examined for Current Procedural Terminology code values for the most common orthopedic and nonorthopedic procedures between 2000 and 2016. Prices were adjusted for inflation to 2016-dollar values...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
Christopher J Kleck, Evalina L Burger
CASE: We report the development of bilateral symptomatic facet joint cysts in a 78-year-old man who had been treated with decompression and placement of a coflex device (Paradigm Spine) at L3-L4 and L4-L5. Preoperative imaging clearly demonstrated fluid in the facet joints without cysts. He underwent standard surgical treatment, but developed symptomatic facet joint cysts at 4 months postoperatively. The patient was treated with a revision decompression and replacement of the devices; there were no issues at the 32-month follow-up...
February 28, 2018: JBJS Case Connector
Alexander J Kim, Sankha Basu, Carolyn Glass, Edgar L Ross, Nathalie Agar, Qing He, David Calligaris
Opioids are often used for analgesia via continuous intrathecal delivery by implantable devices. Higher concentration and daily dose of opioid have been postulated as risk factors for intrathecal granuloma formation. We present a 42-year-old female patient with chronic abdominal pain from refractory pancreatitis, with an intrathecal drug delivery device implanted 21 years prior, delivering continuous intrathecal morphine. After many years without concerning physical signs or complaint, with gradual increases in daily morphine dose, she presented with rapidly progressive neurologic deficits, including lower extremity, bladder, and bowel symptoms...
February 26, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Tinnakorn Pluemvitayaporn, Sarun Jindahra, Warongporn Pongpinyopap, Sombat Kunakornsawat, Chaiyot Thiranon, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Apinan Uthaipaisanwong
Introduction: Concomitant mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis with psoas abscess and cauda equina syndrome is extremely rare. This condition can cause serious life-threatening problems if not diagnosed and treated properly. Case presentation: We report an unusual case of a 79-year-old Thai male, who was diagnosed with concomitant mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis at the L2-L3 level with left psoas abscess and cauda equina syndrome...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
Jakub Godzik, Eduardo Martinez-Del-Campo, Anna G U S Newcomb, Marco T Reis, Luis Perez-Orribo, Alexander C Whiting, Vaneet Singh, Brian P Kelly, Neil R Crawford
OBJECTIVE: To determine the stability of fusion constructs with unilateral pedicle screw (UPS) or bilateral pedicle screw (BPS) fixation with and without an interbody implant using the lateral lumbar interbody (LLIF) approach. METHODS: Standard nondestructive flexibility tests were performed on 13 cadaveric lumbar specimens to assess spinal stability of intact specimens and 5 configurations of posterior and interbody instrumentation. Spinal stability was determined as mean range of motion in flexion-extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation...
February 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Wei Yuan, Haiping Zhang, Xiaoshu Zhou, Weidong Wu, Yue Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Artificial cervical disc replacement is expected to maintain normal cervical biomechanics. The effect of Prestige LP prosthesis height on cervical biomechanics has not been thoroughly studied yet. This finite element (FE) study of the cervical biomechanics aims to predict how the parameters like range of motion (ROM), adjacent intradiscal pressure, facet joint force and bone-implant interface stress are affected by different Prestige LP prosthesis heights. METHODS: The FE model of intact cervical spine (C3-C7) was obtained from our previous study, and the model was altered to implant Prestige LP prostheses at the C5-C6 level...
February 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Nickalus R Khan, Hassan Saad, Chesney S Oravec, Nicholas Rossi, Vincent Nguyen, Garrett T Venable, Jock C Lillard, Prayash Patel, Douglas R Taylor, Brandy N Vaughn, Douglas Kondziolka, Fred G Barker, L Madison Michael, Paul Klimo
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the role of industry sponsorship of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published exclusively in 3 major North American neurosurgical journals. METHODS: Our primary objective was to determine whether an association exists between study conclusion(s) in favor of industry sponsored drugs, devices/implants, or surgical techniques and industry sponsorship. The secondary objective was to describe the quality/quantity of these neurosurgical RCTs...
February 15, 2018: Neurosurgery
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