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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540127/learning-curves-for-minimally-invasive-spine-surgeries-are-they-worth-it
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EDITORIAL
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) spine procedures were developed to limit operative time, the extent of dissection, and reduce perioperative morbidity. Here, we asked what are the "learning curves" for these MIS spine procedures? METHODS: We reviewed studies in the literature that discussed the "learning curves" attributed to performing different MIS spine surgical procedures. Of interest, the majority were single-surgeon series. RESULTS: Very few articles assessed the learning curves for different MIS spine procedures...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532909/volume-outcome-relationship-after-1-and-2-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Rafael De la Garza Ramos, Jonathan Nakhla, Rani Nasser, Ajit Jada, Niketh Bhashyam, Merritt D Kinon, Reza Yassari
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of surgeon volume on inpatient morbidity after 1- and 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: Data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2009 were extracted. All adult patients who underwent an elective 1- or 2-level ACDF for degenerative cervical spine disease were identified. Surgeon volume was analyzed as a continuous and categorical variable (very-low (<12 procedures per year), low (12 - 23), medium (24 - 35), high (36 - 47), and very-high volume (48 or more))...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528478/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-a-vertebral-artery-loop-causing-cervical-radiculopathy
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L Wood, M Czyz, S Forster, Bronek M Boszczyk
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathies are rarely caused by vertebral artery loop formation, which is estimated to be present in less than 3% of patients. It is uncertain what causes the loop formation: some propose an association with spondylotic changes or trauma, whilst others suggest hypertension and atherosclerosis may be responsible. CASE REPORT 1: A 35-year-old male patient presented with signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy that was not improved with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery performed 2 years beforehand...
May 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527755/perioperative-neurologic-complications-during-spinal-fusion-surgery-incidence-and-trends
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Parthasarathy Thirumala, James Zhou, Piruthiviraj Natarajan, Jeffrey Balzer, Edward Dixon, David Okonkwo, D K Hamilton
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Perioperative neurologic complications after spine surgery may increase morbidity and healthcare costs related to the procedure. PURPOSE: We estimate the national incidence of perioperative neurologic complications following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical fusion, and thoracolumbar fusion procedures using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 1999 to 2011. Additionally, we identify risk factors for developing perioperative neurologic complications and the effects of these injuries on quantifiable patient outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526640/zero-profile-spacer-versus-cage-plate-construct-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Min-Ji Tong, Guang-Heng Xiang, Zi-Li He, De-Heng Chen, Qian Tang, Hua-Zi Xu, Nai-Feng Tian
BACKGROUD: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with plate-screw construct has been gradually applied for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) in recent years. However, long cervical plate was associated with complications including breakage or loosening of plate and screws, trachea-esophageal injury, neurovascular injury, and postoperative dysphagia. To reduce these complications, the zero-profile spacer has been introduced. This meta-analysis was performed to compared the clinical and radiological outcomes of zero-profile spacer versus cage-plate construct for the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy...
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525492/degenerative-cervical-disc-disease-long-term-changes-in-sagittal-alignment-and-their-clinical-implications-after-cervical-interbody-fusion-cage-subsidence-a-prospective-study-with-standalone-lordotic-tantalum-cages
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Félix Tomé-Bermejo, Julián A Morales-Valencia, Javier Moreno-Pérez, Juan Marfil-Pérez, Elena Díaz-Dominguez, Angel R Piñera, Luis Alvarez
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study of prospectively collected outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term clinical course of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with interbody fusion cages (ACDF-IFC) with lordotic tantalum implants and to correlate the radiologic findings with the clinical outcomes, with special emphasis on the significance and the influence of implant subsidence. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cage subsidence is the most frequently reported complication after ACDF-IFC...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525490/surgeon-procedure-volume-and-complication-rates-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusions-analysis-of-a-national-longitudinal-database
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Tyler Cole, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Zhang, John K Ratliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study using the MarketScan longitudinal database (2006-2010). OBJECTIVE: Compare complication rates between groups of patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures performed by surgeons with high versus low mean annual ACDF volume. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Over the past decade the volume of ACDFs performed has increased, concurrent with greater appreciation of potential for associated complications...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525488/artificial-disk-replacement-combined-with-fusion-versus-2-level-fusion-in-cervical-2-level-disk-disease-with-a-5-year-follow-up
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Gyu Yeul Ji, Chang Hyun Oh, Dong Ah Shin, Yoon Ha, Seong Yi, Keung Nyun Kim, Hyun Cheol Shin, Do Heum Yoon
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term clinical and radiologic outcomes of hybrid surgery (HS) and 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (2-ACDF) in patients with 2-level cervical disk disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In a previous study with a 2-year follow-up, HS was shown to be superior to 2-ACDF, with a better Neck Disability Index (NDI) score, less postoperative neck pain, faster C2-C7 range of motion (ROM) recovery, and less adjacent ROM increase...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525483/development-of-a-remodeled-caspar-retractor-and-its-application-in-the-measurement-of-distractive-resistance-in-an-in-vitro-anterior-cervical-distraction-model
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Junxiang Wen, Jianwei Xu, Lijun Li, Mingjie Yang, Jie Pan, Deyu Chen, Lianshun Jia, Jun Tan
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro biomechanical study of the cervical intervertebral distraction using a remodeled Caspar retractor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the torques required for distraction to different heights in an in vitro C3-C4 anterior cervical distraction model using a remodeled Caspar retractor, focusing on the influence of the intervertebral disk, posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL), and ligamentum flavum (LF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No previous studies have reported on the torques required for distraction to various heights or the factors resisting distraction in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525481/comparison-of-the-clinical-and-radiographic-results-between-cervical-artificial-disk-replacement-and-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-6-year-prospective-nonrandomized-comparative-study
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Wei Tian, Kai Yan, Xiao Han, Jie Yu, Peihao Jin, Xiaoguang Han
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term clinical and radiographic results of cervical artificial disk replacement (CADR) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and to provide our evidence if CADR could reduce adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CADR is widely used in spine surgery today. Despite the short-term results of it having been ascertained, the long-term results are still under observation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525475/a-comparison-of-multilevel-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-corpectomy-in-patients-with-4-level-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-study-multilevel-anterior-cervical-discectomy
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Zhonghai Li, Jiancheng Huang, Zhizhong Zhang, Fengning Li, Tiesheng Hou, Shuxun Hou
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical series. OBJECTIVES: To compare perioperative parameters, clinical outcomes, radiographic parameters, and complication rates of segmental anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (sACCF) plus preservation of middle vertebrae with those of multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (mACDF) in 70 patients with 4-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: Between July 2006 and May 2011, 70 consecutive patients [49 males and 21 females; mean age 56...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525471/cervical-disk-replacement-with-discover-versus-fusion-in-a-single-level-cervical-disk-disease-a-prospective-single-center-randomized-trial-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Marjan Rožanković, Sergej M Marasanov, Miroslav Vukić
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcome after Discover arthroplasty versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients treated for symptomatic single-level cervical disk disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is still the gold standard for surgical treatment of cervical spine degenerative disk disease. However, results of many studies suggest that it may cause degenerative changes at levels immediately above and below the fusion, known as adjacent segment degenerative disease...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525470/factors-affecting-the-nonlinear-force-versus-distraction-height-curves-in-an-in-vitro-c5-c6-anterior-cervical-distraction-model
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Junxiang Wen, Jianwei Xu, Lijun Li, Mingjie Yang, Jie Pan, Deyu Chen, Lianshun Jia, Jun Tan
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro biomechanical study of cervical intervertebral distraction. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the forces required for distraction to different heights in an in vitro C5-C6 anterior cervical distraction model, focusing on the influence of the intervertebral disk, posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL), and ligamentum flavum (LF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No previous studies have reported on the forces required for distraction to various heights or the factors resisting distraction in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511972/a-matched-cohort-comparison-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-evaluating-perioperative-outcomes
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Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Erik I Curtis, Reid Hoshide, Joseph D Ciacci
OBJECTIVE: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is a recent alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients suffering cervical disc herniation and degeneration. To date, a systematic analysis of their comparative advantages and risks following elective surgery remains elusive. METHODS: Adult patients undergoing elective CDA or ACDF were extracted from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database years 2011-2014...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507879/traumatic-cervical-unilateral-and-bilateral-facet-dislocations-treated-with-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-has-a-low-failure-rate
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Alireza K Anissipour, Julie Agel, Matthew Baron, Erik Magnusson, Carlo Bellabarba, Richard J Bransford
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiographic and chart review. OBJECTIVE: To define the rate and associated risk factors of treatment failure of anterior cervical fusion for treatment of cervical facet dislocations. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, a retrospective review at a single level 1 trauma center identified 38 patients with unilateral or bilateral dislocated facet(s) treated with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Two patients were eliminated due to less than 30-day follow-up...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505292/effect-of-auricular-point-acupressure-on-axial-neck-pain-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bingjiang Xia, Yiping Xie, Songfeng Hu, Taotao Xu, Peijian Tong
Objectives. : To evaluate the effect of auricular point acupressure (APA) on axial neck pain after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery. Design. : A prospective randomized controlled trial was performed. Subjects and setting. : Twenty-nine participants were randomly divided into two groups, real or sham APA. Participants were enrolled from Shaoxing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, affiliated with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University...
May 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498922/outpatient-vs-inpatient-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-population-level-analysis-of-outcomes-and-cost
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David A Purger, Arjun V Pendharkar, Allen L Ho, Eric S Sussman, Lingyao Yang, Manisha Desai, Anand Veeravagu, John K Ratliff, Atman Desai
BACKGROUND: Outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a promising candidate for US healthcare cost reduction as several studies have demonstrated that overall complications are relatively low and early discharge can preserve high patient satisfaction, low morbidity, and minimal readmission. OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes and associated costs between inpatient and ambulatory setting ACDF. METHODS: Demographics, comorbidities, emergency department (ED) visits, readmissions, reoperation rates, and 90-d charges were retrospectively analyzed for patients undergoing elective ACDF in California, Florida, and New York from 2009 to 2011 in State Inpatient and Ambulatory Databases...
May 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497666/serious-dysphagia-following-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-long-term-incidence-in-a-national-cohort
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Wu-Fu Chung, Shih-Wei Liu, Liang-Chung Huang, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Fu Chen, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia is often self-limiting after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), its incidence, risks, and long-term outcomes remain unclear. The present study aimed to analyze dysphagia up to 5 years post-ACDF using a nation-scaled cohort. METHODS: Incidences of permanent dysphagia requiring nasogastric-tube feeding after ACDF were analyzed using three million-sample cohorts derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496111/indirect-meta-analysis-comparing-clinical-outcomes-of-total-cervical-disc-replacements-with-fusions-for-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease
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Bin Xu, Jian-Xiong Ma, Jin-Hui Tian, Long Ge, Xin-Long Ma
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and total cervical disc replacement (TDR) are considered effective treatments for patients with cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD). An indirect meta-analysis including 19 randomized controlled trials (5343 patients) was conducted to compare the clinical outcomes of ACDF with TDR. Primary outcomes including functional indicators (NDI [neck disability index] score, neurological success and patient satisfaction), secondary outcomes including surgical outcomes (operation time, blood loss and length of stay) and secondary surgical procedures (secondary surgery at an adjacent level, secondary surgery at the index level, secondary surgery at both levels, removal, reoperation, revision and supplemental fixation) were included in the study...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493215/cervical-disc-replacement-surgery-indications-technique-and-technical-pearls
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REVIEW
Dante Leven, Joshua Meaike, Kris Radcliff, Sheeraz Qureshi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a surgical option for appropriately indicated patients, and high success rates have been reported in the literature. Complications and failures are often associated with patient indications or technical variables, and the goal of this review is to assist surgeons in understanding these factors. RECENT FINDINGS: Several investigations have been published in the last 5 years supporting the use of CDR in specific patient populations...
May 10, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
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