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Cervical disc degeneration

Yang Xiong, Lin Xu, Xing Yu, Yongdong Yang, Dingyan Zhao, Zhengguo Hu, Chuanhong Li, He Zhao, Lijun Duan, Bingbing Zhang, Sixue Chen, Tao Liu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the mid-term outcomes of hybrid surgery and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the treatment of contiguous 2-segment cervical degenerative disc diseases. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hybrid surgery has become one of the most controversial subjects in spine communities, and the comparative studies of hybrid surgery and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in the mid- and long-term follow-up are rarely reported...
March 15, 2018: Spine
Jun Young Kim, Jae Yeol Kwon, Moon Seok Kim, Jeong Jae Lee, Il Sup Kim, Jae Taek Hong
OBJECTIVE: To compare the morphometry of subaxial cervical spine between cerebral palsy (CP) and normal control. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 72 patients with CP, as well as 72 patients from normal population. The two groups were matched for age, sex, and body mass index. Pedicle, lateral mass (LM), and vertebral foramen were evaluated using computed tomography (CT) imaging. Pedicle diameter, LM height, thickness, width and vertebral foramen asymmetry (VFA) were measured and compared between the two groups...
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Guang-Zhi Ning, Shun-Li Kan, Ru-Sen Zhu, Shi-Qing Feng
OBJECTIVE: Mobi-C cervical disc arthroplasty (MCDA) has been regarded as an alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). In this study, the effectiveness and safety between MCDA and ACDF for symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease was evaluated. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials. Studies were included based on the eligibility criteria. Risk of bias assessment and quality of evidence assessment were performed...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Chun-Kun Park, Kyeong-Sik Ryu
Since the launch of cervical total disc replacement (CTDR) in the early 2000s, many clinical studies have reported better outcomes of CTDR compared to those of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. However, CTDR is still a new and innovative procedure with limited indications for clinical application in spinal surgery, particularly, for young patients presenting with soft disc herniation with radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. In addition, some controversial issues related to the assessment of clinical outcomes of CTDR remain unresolved...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Jiaquan Luo, Hongbo Wang, Jun Peng, Zhongyuan Deng, Zhen Zhang, Shixue Liu, Daidong Wang, Ming Gong, Shuo Tang
BACKGROUND: The concern of adjacent segment disease (ASD) has led to the development of motion-preserving technologies such as cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA). However, there is still controversy whether CDA is superior to anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) as to the incidence of ASD. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the rate of ASD between CDA and ACDF. METHODS: Systematic searches of all relevant studies through November. 2017 were identified from Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase and CNKI...
February 27, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Da Bao, Dawei Li
Artificial disc replacement alone is unable to completely cure cervical degenerative diseases; thus, a stabilization device markedly improves patient recovery. In order to meet this requirement, an anterior spinal instrumentation combining a prosthetic disc nucleus with a flexible stabilization device (ASI combining PDN/FD) was developed. An artificial disc was designed and manufactured using polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel (PVA-H) with a repeated freeze-melting technique, and subsequently the dehydration and swelling properties of the PVA-H were investigated...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Vinaysagar Sharma, Shashwat Kumar Singh
Introduction: Anterior cervical discectomy is a surgical procedure performed to treat a herniated/degenerated disc in the cervical region. There have been various studies comparing arthrodesis rates among various procedures. Our patients belonged to varied socioeconomic background and underwent anterior cervical microdiscectomy without/with instrumentation. Aim: The present study was performed to study and compare the arthrodesis rates in the patients operated for anterior cervical microdiscectomy with and without fusion/instrumentation procedures at our institution...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Yu Yamamoto, Masahito Hara, Yusuke Nishimura, Shoichi Haimoto, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
Transvertebral foraminotomy (TVF) combined with anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) can be used to treat multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy and radiculopathy; however, the radiological outcomes and effectiveness of this hybrid procedure are unknown. We retrospectively assessed 22 consecutive patients treated with combined TVF and ACDF between January 2007 and May 2016. The Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score and Odom's criteria were analyzed. Radiological assessment included the C2-7 sagittal Cobb angle (CA) and range of motion (ROM)...
February 7, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Laura Hill, David Aboud, James Elliott, John Magnussen, Michele Sterling, Daniel Steffens, Mark Hancock
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to identify pathology contributing to neck pain. However, the importance of findings on MRI remains unclear. PURPOSE: To investigate whether findings on cervical spine MRI predict future neck pain. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. PATIENT SAMPLE: People with or without neck pain. OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinically important neck pain outcomes such as pain and disability...
February 2, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Kai-Feng Wang, Shuo Duan, Zhen-Qi Zhu, Hai-Ying Liu, Chen-Jun Liu, Shuai Xu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the mid-long-term follow-up of the safety and efficacy of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), cervical artificial disc replacement (CADR) and hybrid surgery (HS) for bi-level cervical degenerative disc disease (cDDD). METHODS: 77 patients who underwent ACDF, HS and CADR were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical effects were evaluated based on NDI, VAS and JOA scores, and the Odom criteria. Radiographic outcomes were evaluated, including cervical range of motion(ROM), operative and adjacent segments ROM, incidence of adjacent segments degeneration(ASD) and heterotopic ossification(HO)...
January 30, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Ziqiang Wang, Liangliang Zhou, Bin Lin, Keran Song, Qinghe Niu, Dongfeng Ren, Jiaguang Tang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and causes of non-fusion segment disease (NFSD), both adjacent and non-adjacent to a fused segment, after anterior cervical arthrodesis. METHODS: This is a single-center study. Between January 1998 and January 2011, two surgeons' 171 patients who had an anterior cervical decompression and fusion were followed clinically for more than 5 years. The correlation between the incidence of symptomatic non-fusion segment disease and the following clinical parameters (age at operation, fusion levels,) and radiological parameters (number of patients who had a plate, anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) or corpectomies, preoperative and postoperative cervical spine alignment, Pavlov's ratio at the C5 level, and preoperative existence of a non-fusion segment degeneration on magnetic resonance imaging) was evaluated...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Rong Xing, Wangmi Liu, Xilei Li, Libo Jiang, Mumingjiang Yishakea, Jian Dong
BACKGROUND: The cervical sagittal parameters of the normal population and the impact of disc degeneration on cervical sagittal alignment have not been clearly defined yet. This study is applied to investigate the characteristics and relationships of cervical sagittal parameters in normal adults and patients with cervical disc degeneration. METHODS: We reviewed 50 normal control subjects (normal group, NG) and 50 patients with cervical disc degeneration (degeneration group, DG), who had both cervical MRI and radiographs obtained together, between January 2010 and September 2015...
February 2, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Yingjie Lu, Weiguo Bao, Zongyi Wang, Feng Zhou, Jun Zou, Weimin Jiang, Huilin Yang, Zhiming Zhang, Xuesong Zhu
Comparing the clinical and radiographic outcomes in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using a zero-profile anchored spacer (ROI-C) or a conventional cage-plate construct (CPC) for treating noncontiguous bilevel of cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD).Overall, 46 patients with 2 noncontiguous segments of CDDD, treated with ACDF from January 2011 to October 2015, were included in this study. ROI-C was used in 22 patients (group A) and CPC in 24 patients (group B). The clinical and radiographic outcomes and complications were compared pre- and postoperatively...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Siddharth A Badve, Pierce D Nunley, Swamy Kurra, William F Lavelle
Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) was developed as an alternative for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for nerve root decompression. The rationale behind CDA was to help prevent adjacent segment degeneration which potentially may lead to additional surgery. Multiple randomized controlled trials have evaluated a myriad of disc arthroplasty devices over the past 10 years and provided data regarding clinical benefits and safety. Their long-term data, reporting results at 5-10 years, presents the opportunity to comment on the overall efficacy, safety and reported complications of these devices...
March 2018: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Xinlin Gao, Yi Yang, Hao Liu, Yang Meng, Junfeng Zeng, Tingkui Wu, Ying Hong
The objective of this study is to present the long-term results and to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Prestige-LP cervical disc replacement in treatment of patients with symptomatic 2-level cervical degenerative disc disease.Twenty-four patients with 48 Prestige-LP disc were analyzed before surgery and at 1 week, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, and 60 months after surgery. Clinical assessments included 36-Short Form (SF-36), Japanese Orthopedic Assessment (JOA), visual analog scale (VAS), and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Koji Tamai, Joshua Romanu, Phillip Grisdela, Permsak Paholpak, Pengfei Zheng, Hiroaki Nakamura, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical sagittal vertical axis (cSVA) of ≥40mm is recognized as the key factor of poor health-related quality of life, poor surgical outcomes, and correction loss after surgery for cervical deformity. However, little is known about the radiological characteristics of patients with cSVA≥40mm. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the radiological characteristics of patients with cervical imbalance. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of weight-bearing cervical magnetic resonance (MR) images PATIENT SAMPLE: Consecutive 1,500 MR images of symptomatic patients in weight-bearing position OUTCOME MEASURES: cSVA, cervical alignment, cervical balance parameters (T1 slope, Co-C2 angle, C2-C7 angle, C7-T1 angle, neck tilt and thoracic inlet angle), disc degeneration (Pfirmann and Suzuki classification), endplate degeneration (Modic change), Spondylolisthesis (antero- and retrolisthesis), antero-posterior (AP) diameter of dural sac, cross-sectional area (CSA) and fat infiltration ratio of the transversospinalis muscles at C4 and C7 levels METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups: cervical sagittal vertical axis (cSVA) ≥40mm and <40mm...
January 17, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Pierce D Nunley, Domagoj Coric, Kelly A Frank, Marcus B Stone
Cervical total disc replacement (cTDR) is still considered a developing technology, with widespread clinical use beginning in the early 2000s. Despite being relatively new to the marketplace, the literature surrounding cTDR is abundant. We conducted a thorough review of literature published in the United States (US) and outside the US to report the current global state of cTDR research and clinical use. Search criteria were restricted to publications with a clinical patient population, excluding finite element analyses, biomechanical studies, cadaver studies, surgical technique-specific papers, and case studies...
January 6, 2018: Neurosurgery
Maria Claudia C M Inglez de Souza, Richard Ryan, Gert Ter Haar, Rowena M A Packer, Holger A Volk, Steven De Decker
BACKGROUND: Although thoracic vertebral malformations with kyphosis and scoliosis are often considered incidental findings on diagnostic imaging studies of screw-tailed brachycephalic breeds, they have been suggested to interfere with spinal biomechanics and intervertebral disc degeneration. It is however unknown if an abnormal spinal curvature also predisposes dogs to develop clinically relevant intervertebral disc herniations. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the occurrence of thoracic vertebral malformations, kyphosis or scoliosis would be associated with a higher prevalence of cervical or thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion in French bulldogs...
January 5, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Wilhelmina Bergmann, Niklas Bergknut, Stefanie Veraa, Andrea Gröne, Hans Vernooij, Inge D Wijnberg, Willem Back, Guy C M Grinwis
Equine intervertebral disc degeneration is thought to be rare and of limited clinical relevance, although research is lacking. To objectively assess pathological changes of the equine intervertebral disc and their clinical relevance, description of the normal morphology and a practical, biologically credible grading scheme are needed. The objectives of this study are to describe the gross and histological appearance of the equine intervertebral discs and to propose a grading scheme for macroscopic degeneration...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
Chang Hyun Oh, Seung Hwan Yoon
OBJECTIVE: Pfirrmann disc grade is a useful scoring tool for evaluating disc degeneration, but normal values according to aging process has not been elucidated. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence and pattern of whole spine disc degeneration according to ages and gender differences. METHODS: Total 653 patients (336 male and 317 female patients, 48.1±58.7 years old) who took whole spine magnetic resonance images were enrolled in this study. There were 19 cases in their 2nd decades and 74 cases in 3rd decades, 141 cases in 4th decades, 129 cases in 5th decades, 139 cases in 6th decades, and 93 cases in 7th decades, 58 cases in over 8th decades...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
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