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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108780/cement-augmented-screws-in-a-cervical-two-level-corpectomy-with-anterior-titanium-mesh-cage-reconstruction-a-biomechanical-study
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Sebastian Hartmann, Claudius Thomé, Anja Tschugg, Johannes Paesold, Pujan Kavakebi, Werner Schmölz
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical investigation. PURPOSE: Cervical two-level corpectomies with anterior-only instrumentation are associated with a high rate of implant-related complications. These procedures, therefore, often require an additional dorsal instrumentation to prevent screw loosening. Cement augmentation of the anterior screws in two-level corpectomies might stabilize the construct, so that a second dorsal procedure could be avoided. To evaluate the screw anchorage in cervical anterior-only procedures, an ex vivo evaluation of the range of motion (ROM) in two-level corpectomies (C4 and C5), with and without cement augmentation of the anterior screws, was carried out in this study...
January 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107242/an-in-vitro-biomechanical-study-evaluating-cervical-extension-plates-for-stabilizing-degenerated-adjacent-levels
#2
Kamran Majid, Mark Moldavsky, Saif Khalil, Manasa Gudipally
STUDY DESIGN: To evaluate the biomechanical stability of 2 extender plates in a human cervical cadaveric model. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate 2 extender plates, placed adjacent to initially implanted plates and to compare their biomechanical stability with traditional techniques. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Traditionally, adjacent level degeneration is surgically treated by removing the previously implanted plate and extending the instrumentation to the new degenerated level...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104526/total-navigation-in-spine-surgery-a-concise-guide-to-eliminate-fluoroscopy-using-a-portable-intraoperative-ct-3d-navigation-system
#3
Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Gernot Lang, Xiaofeng Lian, Connor Berlin, Insa Janssen, Ajit Jada, Marjan Alimi, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Portable intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) with integrated 3D navigation offers new opportunities for more precise navigation in spinal surgery, eliminates radiation exposure for the surgical team and accelerates surgical workflows. We present the concept of "total navigation" using iCT NAV in spinal surgery. Therefore, we propose a step-by-step guideline demonstrating how total navigation can eliminate fluoroscopy with time efficient workflows integrating iCT NAV into daily practice...
January 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095745/toward-the-definition-of-a-new-worst-case-paradigm-for-the-preclinical-evaluation-of-posterior-spine-stabilization-devices
#4
Luigi La Barbera, Tomaso Villa
Mechanical reliability tests on posterior spine stabilization devices are based on standard F1717 by the American Society for Testing and Materials, which describes how to assemble the implant with vertebrae-like test blocks in a corpectomy model. A recent study proposed to revise the standard to describe the anatomical worst-case scenario, instead of the average one currently implemented, and introduce the unsupported screw length as a mechanical parameter. This article investigates the implications of such revisions on the endurance properties of an implant already on the market...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089422/low-magnitude-mechanical-signals-and-the-spine-a-review-of-current-and-future-applications
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REVIEW
Martin H Pham, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang, Frank L Acosta
Animal and human studies demonstrate the anabolic properties of low-magnitude mechanical stimulation (LMMS) in its ability to improve bone formation by enhancing the proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells and their subsequent commitment down an osteoblastic lineage. Response to mechanical strains as low as 10μɛ have been seen, illustrating the sensitivity of mechanosensory cells to mechanotransduction pathways. Applications to the spine include treatment of osteoporosis in preparation for instrumented fusion, fracture reduction in spinal cord injury patients to slow bone mineral density loss, and bone tissue engineering and enhancement of bone-implant osseointegration for pseudarthrosis and hardware failure...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078367/topographical-relationship-between-positions-of-lingual-foramina-and-attachment-of-mylohyoid-muscle-in-mental-region
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Naohiro Morikage, Tomohiro Hamada, Akinobu Usami, Satoshi Takada
PURPOSE: Lingual foramina can be observed between the lingual aspects of the mandible in humans. A sublingual artery is thought to exist in sublingual space and a submental artery in submaxillary space, which pierce the mandible through lingual foramina. During surgery for oral implant placement between apices of the mental foramen, it is important to determine the existence and positioning of lingual foramina. The purpose of this study was to investigate the positions of lingual foramina in relation to the mylohyoid muscle and vertical position of the mylohyoid line using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images...
January 11, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070685/porcine-spine-finite-element-model-a-complementary-tool-to-experimental-scoliosis-fusionless-instrumentation
#7
Bahe Hachem, Carl-Eric Aubin, Stefan Parent
PURPOSE: Developing fusionless devices to treat pediatric scoliosis necessitates lengthy and expensive animal trials. The objective was to develop and validate a porcine spine numerical model as an alternative platform to assess fusionless devices. METHODS: A parametric finite element model (FEM) of an osseoligamentous porcine spine and rib cage, including the epiphyseal growth plates, was developed. A follower-type load replicated physiological and gravitational loads...
January 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062597/the-effect-of-susceptibility-artifacts-related-to-metal-implants-on-adjacent-lesion-assessment-in-simultaneous-tof-pet-mr
#8
Hanna Svirydenka, Gaspar Delso, Felipe DE Galiza Barbosa, Martin W Huellner, Helen Davison, Stefano Fanti, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Edwin Ter Voert
OBJECTIVE: Metal implants could affect the attenuation correction (AC) in positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of susceptibility artifacts related to metal implants on adjacent metabolically active lesions in clinical simultaneous PET/MR scanning for both time-of-flight (TOF) and non-TOF reconstructed PET images. METHODS: We included 27 patients without implants, but with confirmed 2-deoxy-2-(18)F-fluoro-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) avid lesions adjacent to common implant locations...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050814/what-orthopaedic-operating-room-surfaces-are-contaminated-with-bioburden-a-study-using-the-atp-bioluminescence-assay
#9
Raveesh Daniel Richard, Thomas R Bowen
BACKGROUND: Contaminated operating room surfaces can increase the risk of orthopaedic infections, particularly after procedures in which hardware implantation and instrumentation are used. The question arises as to how surgeons can measure surface cleanliness to detect increased levels of bioburden. This study aims to highlight the utility of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence technology as a novel technique in detecting the degree of contamination within the sterile operating room environment...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048722/mo-fg-campus-iep2-05-feasibility-demonstration-of-high-voltage-clinical-ct-and-impact-on-x-ray-penetration-through-metal-objects
#10
Y Jin, V Robinson, L Gjesteby, G Wang, J Verburg, D Giantsoudi, H Paganetti, B De Man
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the possibility and quantify the impact of operating a clinical CT scanner at exceptionally high x-ray tube voltage for better penetration through metal objects and facilitating metal artifact reduction. METHODS: We categorize metal objects according to the data corruption severeness (level of distortion and complete photon starvation fraction). To demonstrate feasibility and investigate the impact of high voltage scanning we modified a commercial GE LightSpeed VCT scanner (generator and software) to enable CT scans with x-ray tube voltages as high as 175 kVp...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048210/su-g-jep1-10-feasibility-of-cyberknife-tracking-using-the-previously-implanted-permanent-brachytherapy-seed-cloud
#11
J Cheung, J Cunha, A Sudhyadhom, C McGuinness, M Roach, M Descovich
PURPOSE: Robotic radiosurgery is a salvage treatment option for patients with recurrent prostate cancer. We explored the feasibility of tracking the bolus of permanent prostate implants (PPI) using image recognition software optimized to track spinal anatomy. METHODS: Forty-five inert iodine seeds were implanted into a gelatin-based prostate phantom. Four superficial gold seeds were inserted to provide ground-truth alignment. A CT scan of the phantom (120 kVp, 1 mm slice thickness) was acquired and a single-energy iterative metal artifact reduction (MAR) algorithm was used to enhance the quality of the DRR used for tracking...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047736/su-f-p-42-to-navigate-or-not-to-navigate-hdr-bt-in-recurrent-spine-lesions
#12
L Voros, G Cohen, M Zaider, Y Yamada
PURPOSE: We compare the accuracy of HDR catheter placement for paraspinal lesions using O-arm CBCT imaging combined with StealthStation navigation and traditional fluoroscopically guided catheter placement. METHODS: CT and MRI scans were acquired pre-treatment to outline the lesions and design treatment plans (pre-plans) to meet dosimetric constrains. The pre-planned catheter trajectories were transferred into the StealthStation Navigation system prior to the surgery...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046251/su-g-iep3-02-characteristics-of-in-vivo-mosfet-dosimeters-for-diagnostic-x-ray-low-dose-measurements
#13
S Li, S Ali, K Harper, Q Liang, D Serratore
PURPOSE: To correct in-vivo metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) dosimeters dependence on X-ray energy, dose and dose rate, and temperature in order to measure doses or exposures on several anatomic points of interest undergoing some routine radiographs. METHODS: A mobile MOSFET system (BEST Medical) was carefully calibrated with X-ray at kVp of 70, 80, 100, 120, and 138 kVp, phantom temperatures at 0, 21, and 43 oC, and exposure range from 0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044467/magnetically-controlled-growing-rods-for-scoliosis-surgery
#14
Umesh Metkar, Swamy Kurra, David Quinzi, Stephen Albanese, William F Lavelle
Early onset scoliosis can be both a disfiguring as well as a life threatening condition. When more conservative treatments fail, pediatric spinal surgeons are forced to consider operative interventions. Traditionally, these interventions have involved the insertion of a variety of implants into the patient with a limited number of anchor points controlling the spine. In the past, these pediatric patients have had multiple surgeries for elective lengthening of these devices to facilitate their growth while attempting to control the scoliosis...
January 3, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042905/the-neurostimulation-appropriateness-consensus-committee-nacc-recommendations-on-bleeding-and-coagulation-management-in-neurostimulation-devices
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Timothy R Deer, Samer Narouze, David A Provenzano, Jason E Pope, Steven M Falowski, Marc A Russo, Honorio Benzon, Konstantin Slavin, Julie G Pilitsis, Kenneth Alo, Jonathan D Carlson, Porter McRoberts, Shivanand P Lad, Jeffrey Arle, Robert M Levy, Brian Simpson, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) was formed by the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) in 2012 to evaluate the evidence to reduce the risk of complications and improve the efficacy of neurostimulation. The first series of papers, published in 2014, focused on the general principles of appropriate practice in the surgical implantation of neurostimulation devices. The NACC was reconvened in 2014 to address specific patient care issues, including bleeding and coagulation...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038691/strain-in-posterior-instrumentation-resulted-by-different-combinations-of-posterior-and-anterior-devices-for-long-spine-fusion-constructs
#16
Christopher J Kleck, Damian Illing, Emily M Lindley, Andriy Noshchenko, Vikas V Patel, Cameron Barton, Todd Baldini, Christopher M J Cain, Evalina L Burger
STUDY DESIGN: Clinically related experimental study. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of strain in posterior low lumbar and spinopelvic instrumentation for multilevel fusion resulting from the impact of such mechanical factors as physiologic motion, different combinations of posterior and anterior instrumentation, and different techniques of interbody device implantation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Currently different combinations of posterior and anterior instrumentation as well as surgical techniques are used for multilevel lumbar fusion...
January 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028651/erratum-to-posterior-implant-removal-in-patients-with-thoracolumbar-spine-fractures-long-term-results
#17
A J Smits, L den Ouden, A Jonkergouw, J Deunk, F W Bloemers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026727/radiological-changes-after-interspinous-dynamic-stabilisation-for-lateral-stenosis-of-lumbar-spinal-canal-a-parallel-group-randomised-trial
#18
J Mohar, M Cimerman
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Interspinous dynamic stabilisation devices (IDSDs) are used for stabilisation and indirect decompression of the spinal motion segment in minimally invasive treatment of degenerative conditions of lumbar spine. Good methodological quality studies on biomechanical effects of IDSDs are lacking in scientific literature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical effect of dynamic IDSD implantation on a spinal motion segment. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a parallel group randomised trial (RT) on twelve patients, comparing radiological stabilisation and indirect decompression outcome measures between groups of patients with an isolated degenerative condition of L4-L5 motion segment and unilateral L5 nerve root radiculopathy...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025843/10-khz-high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-axial-low-back-pain-in-patients-with-no-history-of-spinal-surgery-a-preliminary-prospective-open-label-and-proof-of-concept-study
#19
Adnan Al-Kaisy, Stefano Palmisani, Thomas E Smith, David Pang, Khai Lam, William Burgoyne, Russell Houghton, Emma Hudson, Jonathan Lucas
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of 10 kHz high frequency spinal cord stimulation (HF10 therapy) treatment of chronic low back pain in patients who have not had spinal surgery. METHODS: Patients with chronic low back pain without prior spinal surgery were evaluated by a team of spine surgeons to rule out any spinal pathology amenable to surgical interventions and by a multidisciplinary pain team to confirm eligibility for the study. After a successful (>50% back pain reduction) trial of HF10 therapy, enrolled subjects underwent permanent system implantation and were followed-up one year post-implant...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007589/rectovaginal-splenosis-an-unexpected-cause-of-dyspareunia-approached-by-laparoscopy
#20
Hélder Ferreira, Cristina Maciel, Alexandre Morgado, António Pereira
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the technique of laparoscopic approach in a rare case of rectovaginal splenosis with severe dyspareunia and dyschesia. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the patient's condition, diagnosis, surgical technique, and postoperative results. SETTING: Splenosis consists of ectopic functioning splenic tissue that can be located anywhere within the abdomen or pelvis. Fragments are often multiple and range in diameter from a few millimeters to a few centimeters...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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