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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145437/assessment-of-the-suitability-of-biodegradable-rods-for-use-in-posterior-lumbar-fusion-an-in-vitro-biomechanical-evaluation-and-finite-element-analysis
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Fon-Yih Tsuang, Yueh-Ying Hsieh, Yi-Jie Kuo, Chia-Hsien Chen, Feng-Huei Lin, Chen-Sheng Chen, Chang-Jung Chiang
Interbody fusion with posterior instrumentation is a common method for treating lumbar degenerative disc diseases. However, the high rigidity of the fusion construct may produce abnormal stresses at the adjacent segment and lead to adjacent segment degeneration (ASD). As such, biodegradable implants are becoming more popular for use in orthopaedic surgery. These implants offer sufficient stability for fusion but at a reduced stiffness. Tailored to degrade over a specific timeframe, biodegradable implants could potentially mitigate the drawbacks of conventional stiff constructs and reduce the loading on adjacent segments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145343/anterior-release-and-nonstructural-bone-grafting-and-posterior-fixation-for-old-lower-cervical-dislocations-with-locked-facets
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Chen Ding, Ting-Kui Wu, Quan Gong, Tao Li, Li-Tai Ma, Bei-Yu Wang, Yu-Xiao Deng, Hao Liu
Lower cervical dislocations are often missed at the time of initial injury for several reasons. The treatment of old facet dislocations of the lower cervical spine is difficult, and the optimal method has not been established. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of a surgical technique, anterior release, and nonstructural bone grafting combined with posterior fixation, for the treatment of old lower cervical dislocations with locked facets.This was a retrospective study of 17 patients (13 men and 4 women) with old facet dislocations, who underwent the same surgical treatment at our hospital between April 2010 and January 2016...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145253/anterior-endoscopically-assisted-bone-grafting-for-iatrogenic-distraction-of-odontoid-fracture-after-percutaneous-anterior-screw-fixation-a-case-report
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Ze-Xin Chen, Hui Zhang, Nai-Feng Tian, Xiang-Yang Wang, Yan Lin, Yao-Sen Wu
RATIONALE: The complication of iatrogenic distraction of odontoid fracture after anterior screw fixation has not been reported in the literature. We treated the patient with endoscopically assisted bone grafting with good results. The new technique was not reported in the management of odontoid fracture or nonunion before. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old man presented with neck pain after a motorcycle crash. The cervical spine radiograph and computed tomographic scan demonstrated the base of dens displaced 2 mm anteriorly...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135610/meralgia-paresthetica-after-spine-surgery-on-the-jackson-table
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Nitin Agarwal, Jaydev B Mistry, Preeya V Khandge, David R Hansberry, Ira M Goldstein
Meralgia paresthetica is a non-life-threatening neurological disorder characterized by numbness, tingling, and burning pain over the anterolateral thigh due to impingement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This disorder has been seen in patients with diabetes mellitus and obesity, but has also been observed in patients after procedures such as posterior spine surgery, iliac crest bone grafts, lumbar disk surgery, hernia repair, appendectomies, and pelvic osteotomies that ultimately lead to compression or damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099164/synthesis-and-characterization-of-an-injectable-and-hydrophilous-expandable-bone-cement-based-on-poly-methyl-methacrylate
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Zhao Yang, Lei Chen, Yuxin Hao, Yuan Zang, Xiong Zhao, Lei Shi, Yang Zhang, Yafei Feng, Chao Xu, Faqi Wang, Xinli Wang, Bowen Wang, Chenxin Liu, Yufei Tang, Zixiang Wu, Wei Lei
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), the most common bone cement, has been used as a graft substitute in orthopedic surgeries such as vertebroplasty. However, an undesirable minor crack in the bone-cement interface provoked by shrinkage during polymerization and high elastic modulus of conventional PMMA bone cement dramatically increases the risk of vertebral body refracture postsurgery. Thus, herein, a hydrophilous expandable bone cement was synthesized based on a PMMA commercial cement (Mendec Spine Resin), acrylic acid (AA), and styrene (St)...
November 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095414/effects-of-combined-magnetic-fields-cmf-treatment-and-nano-hydroxyapatite-ha-coating-on-porous-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-bcp-bone-graft-in-rabbit-spinal-fusion-model
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Xianglong Zhuo, Chentian Li, Bing Li, Zhaoyang Li, Hongbin Lv, Jianjun Huang, Daqi Xu, Jian-Zhong Hu
STUDY DESIGN: An animal experimental study was designed to investigate the efficacy of combined magnetic fields (CMF) treatment and nano-hydroxyapatite (HA) coating in the biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) graft in posterolateral lumbar fusion. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of CMF treatment and nano-HA/BCP and their combination effect in posterolateral lumbar fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Enhancement of artificial bone graft bioeffects could improve spinal fusion outcomes...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095296/the-treatment-strategies-for-spine-fractures-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
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RuSen Zhu, WenYe Song, Wei Hu, ZeHua Jiang, JianJun Yuan, ZiJian Cui, Jun Wan, Yan Liu, ShiQing Feng, XueLi Zhang
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to explore surgical strategies for effectively treating spine fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and investigate the postoperative outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 9 patients with AS that was complicated by spine fractures, who underwent surgery at our spine and spinal cord clinic between 2005 and 2012. The surgical methods included posterior instrumentation and bone grafting, with or without decompression...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089670/complications-exclusive-to-long-strut-grafts-used-following-multilevel-cervical-corpectomy-utilization-of-advanced-imaging-techniques
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Pushpa B Thippeswamy, Sunitha P Kumaran, Vinay Hegde, Sanjaya Viswamitra
When surgical decompression of cervical spine is considered, multilevel cervical corpectomy with long strut grafts is the preferred treatment. This procedure is used in a variety of pathologies including degenerative disease, tumors, trauma and infection. Corpectomy with interbody grafting helps in adequate spinal canal and neural decompression compared to multilevel discectomy, which could be difficult as well as inadequate. Fibular/iliac strut grafts are used for reconstruction along with a stabilizing hardware in this procedure...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073499/management-of-major-vascular-injury-during-pedicle-screw-instrumentation-of-thoracolumbar-spine
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Aleem K Mirza, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Ryan M Naylor, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, William E Krauss, Michelle J Clarke, Daniel L Shepherd, Ahmad Nassr, Randall R DeMartino, Mohamad Bydon
OBJECTIVES: Vascular injury is a rare complication of spinal instrumentation. Presentation can vary from immediate hemorrhage to pseudoaneurysm formation. In the literature, surgical approach to repair has varied based on anatomy, acuity of diagnosis, infection, and available technology. In this manuscript, we aim to describe our institutional experience with vascular injuries in thoraco-lumbar spine surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report our institutional experience of three cases of vascular injury secondary to pedicle screw misplacement and their management, as well as a review of the literature...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069938/influence-of-plate-fixation-on-cervical-height-and-alignment-after-one-or-two-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Jaecheon Yu, Yoon Ha, Jun Jae Shin, Jae Keun Oh, Chang Kyu Lee, Keung Nyun Kim, Do Heum Yoon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of plate fixation on cervical alignment after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using a stand-alone cage (ACDF-CA), compared to ACDF performed using a cage and plate fixation (ACDF-CP) and ACDF using autologous iliac bone graft and plate fixation (ACDF-AP), for the treatment of one- or two-level cervical degenerative disease. A second objective was to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes between the groups. METHODS: A total of 247 patients underwent ACDF and were divided into three groups: those who underwent ACDF-CA (n = 76), ACDF-CP (n = 82) or ACDF-AP (n = 89)...
October 26, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058045/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-review-and-update-for-radiologists
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REVIEW
Kimia Khalatbari Kani, Felix S Chew
OBJECTIVES: The goals of this article are to describe the various types of interbody grafts and anterior cervical plating systems, techniques for optimizing evaluation of cervical spine metallic implants on CT and MR imaging, expected appearance and complications of ACDF on postoperative imaging and imaging assessment of fusion. Optimization for optimizing metal induced artifacts. CONCLUSION: Currently, ACDF is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for degenerative cervical spine disease...
October 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055138/effects-of-a-bone-graft-substitute-consisting-of-porous-gradient-ha-zro2-and-gelatin-chitosan-slow-release-hydrogel-containing-bmp-2-and-bmscs-on-lumbar-vertebral-defect-repair-in-rhesus-monkey
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Rong-Xue Shao, Ren-Fu Quan, Tuo Wang, Wei-Bin Du, Gao-Yong Jia, Dong Wang, Long-Bao Lv, Cai-Yin Xu, Xi-Cheng Wei, Jin-Fu Wang, Di-Sheng Yang
Dense biomaterial plays an important role in bone replacement. However, it fails to induce bone-cell migration into graft material. In the present study, a novel bone-graft substitute (BGS) consisting of porous gradient HA/ZrO2 composite (PGHC) and gelatin/chitosan slow-release hydrogel containing BMP-2 and BMSCs was designed and prepared to repair lumbar vertebral defects. The morphological characteristics of the BGS evaluated by scanning electron microscope showed that it had a three-dimensional network structure with uniformly distributed chitosan microspheres on the surfaces of the graft material and the interior of the pores...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
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Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042769/bioabsorbable-self-retaining-pla-nano-sized-%C3%AE-tcp-cervical-spine-interbody-fusion-cage-in-goat-models-an-in-vivo-study
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Lu Cao, Qian Chen, Li-Bo Jiang, Xiao-Fan Yin, Chong Bian, Hui-Ren Wang, Yi-Qun Ma, Xiang-Qian Li, Xi-Lei Li, Jian Dong
STUDY DESIGN: This is an experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare an anterior cervical discectomy and interbody fusion of a novel polylactide/nano-sized β-tricalcium phosphate (PLA/nβ-TCP) bioabsorbable self-retaining cervical fusion cage (BCFC) with an autologous bone graft and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages. BACKGROUND: Although PLA cervical cages have potential advantages compared with traditional materials, they are not currently routinely used in spine surgery because of undesirable effects such as the lack of osteoconductivity and osteolysis around the implant...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028449/geometric-characteristics-of-the-knee-are-associated-with-a-noncontact-acl-injury-to-the-contralateral-knee-after-unilateral-acl-injury-in-young-female-athletes
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James G Levins, Erin C Argentieri, Daniel R Sturnick, Mack Gardner-Morse, Pamela M Vacek, Timothy W Tourville, Robert J Johnson, James R Slauterbeck, Bruce D Beynnon
BACKGROUND: Contralateral anterior cruciate ligament (CACL) injury after recovery from a first-time ACL rupture occurs at a high rate in young females; however, little is known about the risk factors associated with bilateral ACL trauma. HYPOTHESIS: The geometric characteristics of the contralateral knee at the time of the initial ACL injury are associated with risk of suffering a CACL injury in these female athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018937/local-effect-of-zoledronic-acid-on-new-bone-formation-in-posterolateral-spinal-fusion-with-demineralized-bone-matrix-in-a-murine-model
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Pawel Zwolak, Jan Farei-Campagna, Thorsten Jentzsch, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Clément M Werner
BACKGROUND: Posterolateral spinal fusion is a common orthopaedic surgery performed to treat degenerative and traumatic deformities of the spinal column. In posteriolateral spinal fusion, different osteoinductive demineralized bone matrix products have been previously investigated. We evaluated the effect of locally applied zoledronic acid in combination with commercially available demineralized bone matrix putty on new bone formation in posterolateral spinal fusion in a murine in vivo model...
October 10, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989848/biomechanical-stability-of-a-stand-alone-interbody-spacer-in-two-level-and-hybrid-cervical-fusion-constructs
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Daniel G Kang, Scott C Wagner, Robert W Tracey, John P Cody, Rachel E Gaume, Ronald A Lehman
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro human cadaveric biomechanical analysis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the segmental stability of a stand-alone spacer (SAS) device compared with the traditional anterior cervical plate (ACP) construct in the setting of a 2-level cervical fusion construct or as a hybrid construct adjacent to a previous 1-level ACP construct. METHODS: Twelve human cadaveric cervical spines (C2-T1) were nondestructively tested with a custom 6-degree-of-freedom spine simulator under axial rotation (AR), flexion-extension (FE), and lateral bending (LB) at 1...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989843/a-novel-lumbar-motion-segment-classification-to-predict-changes-in-segmental-sagittal-alignment-after-lateral-interbody-fixation
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Frank L Acosta, Vivek A Mehta, Anush Arakelyan, Doniel Drazin, Clarissa Cortland, Patrick C Hsieh, John C Liu, Martin H Pham
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: Lateral interbody fixation is being increasingly used for the correction of segmental sagittal parameters. One factor that affects postoperative correction is the resistance afforded by posterior hypertrophic facet joints in the degenerative lumbar spine. In this article, we describe a novel preoperative motion segment classification system to predict postoperative correction of segmental sagittal alignment after lateral lumbar interbody fusion...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986227/anterior-cervical-discectomy-with-instrumented-allograft-fusion-lordosis-restoration-and-comparison-of-functional-outcomes-among-patients-of-different-age-groups
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Dario Muzevic, Bruno Splavski, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautovic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical parameters of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) treatment and outcomes using osseous allograft in different age groups, study postoperative results of restoring of lordosis, and evaluate the utility of bone allografts for ACDF, including graft subsidence. METHODS: We reviewed data from 154 patients having clinical symptoms and radiological signs of disc herniation and/or cervical spondylosis. Decompression was achieved through discectomy, osteophyte ablation, endplate drilling, and foraminotomy...
October 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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