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Xinwei Shao, Jican Zeng, Yuchun Chen, Lixian Wu, Xinjia Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mechanism of the halo vest-assisted Z-shape elevating-pulling reduction technique for cervical unilateral locked facets, and confirm the safety of the spinal cord under the epidural pressure that occurs during the reduction process. METHODS: Eleven osteoligamentous whole coronal and cervical spine specimens were established as skull-neck-thorax models of cervical unilateral locked facets at the C5/6 level. The halo vest-assisted Z-shape elevating-pulling reduction technique was then applied to reduce the locked facets...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Feng Xie, Jun Bian, Zhi-Wei Wang, Wei-Shan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the difference of spino-pelvic sagittal alignment between lumbar disc herniation(LDH) and lumbar canal stenosis(LCS) in adults. METHODS: The integrated imaging data of 88 patients with lumbar disc herniation (42 cases) or lumbar canal stenosis(46 cases) were searched from January 1, 2015 to September 10, 2016 in our hospital.Twenty-two cases were excluded because of age factor, 36 cases of LDH (LDH group) and 30 cases of LCS (LCS group) were internalized in the study...
January 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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
Srdjan Cirovic, Robert Lloyd, Jelena Jovanovik, Holger A Volk, Clare Rusbridge
BACKGROUND: Syringomyelia is a pathological condition in which fluid-filled cavities (syringes) form and expand in the spinal cord. Syringomyelia is often linked with obstruction of the craniocervical junction and a Chiari malformation, which is similar in both humans and animals. Some brachycephalic toy breed dogs such as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCS) are particularly predisposed. The exact mechanism of the formation of syringomyelia is undetermined and consequently with the lack of clinical explanation, engineers and mathematicians have resorted to computer models to identify possible physical mechanisms that can lead to syringes...
March 9, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Dariusz Czaprowski, Łukasz Stoliński, Marcin Tyrakowski, Mateusz Kozinoga, Tomasz Kotwicki
Background: The physiological sagittal spinal curvature represents a typical feature of good body posture in the sagittal plane. The cervical and the lumbar spine are curved anteriorly (lordosis), while the thoracic segment is curved posteriorly (kyphosis). The pelvis is inclined anteriorly, and the lower limbs' joints remain in a neutral position. However, there are many deviations from the optimal body alignment.The aim of this paper is to present the most common types of non-structural misalignments of the body posture in the sagittal plane...
2018: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
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
De-Chao Miao, Can Qi, Feng Wang, Kuan Lu, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND Cervical facet dislocation is the anterior displacement of one cervical vertebral body on another. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of skull traction through an anterior cervical approach in the treatment of severe lower cervical facet dislocation without vertebral body fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty subjects with severe lower cervical facet dislocation, without vertebral body fracture, were treated between February 2010 and December 2013. Road traffic accident was the primary cause of injury...
March 3, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Alex Sabo, Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Osteoporotic patients can present with either single or multiple fractures secondary to repeated falls and progressive osteoporosis. Multiple fractures often lead to additional spinal deformity and are a sign of more severe osteoporosis. In the thoracic spine, multiple fractures are associated with the development of gradual thoracic kyphosis but neurologic deficits are uncommon. In the lumbar spine, patients with multiple lumbar fractures have more constant lumbar pain, may have symptoms related to concurrent lumbar stenosis or degenerative scoliosis, and may present with radiculopathy, especially with fractures at L4 and L5...
December 19, 2017: Curēus
Simon Sw Li, Daniel Hk Chow
BACKGROUND: Usual guidelines recommend symmetric load carriage over asymmetric load carriage. Whether this recommendation is valid for subjects with asymmetric body alignment, such as those with scoliosis, remains unclear. Scoliosis is both a subject-dependent and time-variant condition. Interventions are generally employed to prevent the abnormal spinal curvature from progressing. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of an asymmetric load carriage on lateral spinal deformity in participant with scoliosis...
February 1, 2018: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
Shoji Seki, Yasuhito Yahara, Hiroto Makino, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Ponte osteotomy is a useful method in posterior spinal release. However, it is unclear whether Ponte osteotomy itself contributes to vertebral derotation in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients compared to inferior facetectomy alone. This study aimed to assess the effect of Ponte osteotomy on the magnitude of periapical vertebral body rotation compared to inferior facetectomy alone. This study was a prospective collected data. METHODS: The study included 63 patients with AIS (Thoracic curve type, 35; thoracolumbar/lumbar curve type, 27), who underwent surgery between August 2011 and January 2015...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Feyza Icoglu Aksakal, Abdulkadir Ciltas
Penconazole is a widely used fungicide that is toxic to a variety of organisms including fish. In the present study, we investigated the developmental toxicity of penconazole on zebrafish embryos by exposing to different concentrations of penconazole (0.8, 1.6 and 2.4 mg/L) from 4-h post-fertilization (hpf). Hatching, survival, and heart rates, body length, malformation and expression of several genes were detected. The results showed that penconazole exposure induced developmental toxicity, including delayed hatching, reduced survival, and heart rate...
February 17, 2018: Chemosphere
B Lin, Z D Chen, T Y Cai, S S Wu, Z M Guo
Objective: To investigate the clinical curative effect of C(1)-C(2) pedicle screw fixation for pediatric atlantoaxial dislocation after a long-term follow-up. Methods: From March 2005 to April 2011, a total of 12 male and 9 female patients were included, with age from 3 to 9 years old (mean, 6.1 years old). Among them, 14 cases (67%) had typeⅠinstability atlantoaxial dislocation, 7 cases (33%) had type Ⅱ reducible atlantoaxial dislocation. All 21 pediatric patients with atlantoaxial dislocation underwent posterior pedicle screw fixations...
February 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Ludvig Vavruch, Daniel Forsberg, Nils Dahlström, Hans Tropp
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate parameters of axial vertebral deformation in patients with scoliosis compared to a control group, and to determine whether these parameters correlated with the severity of spine curvature, measured as the Cobb angle. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common type of spinal deformity. Many studies have investigated vertebral deformation, in terms of wedging and pedicle deformations, but few studies have investigated actual structural changes within vertebrae...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
Sandra C P De Castro, Caroline S Hirst, Dawn Savery, Ana Rolo, Heiko Lickert, Bogi Andersen, Andrew J Copp, Nicholas D E Greene
Failure of neural tube closure leads to neural tube defects (NTDs), common congenital abnormalities in humans. Among the genes whose loss of function causes NTDs in mice, Grainyhead-like3 (Grhl3) is essential for spinal neural tube closure, with null mutants exhibiting fully penetrant spina bifida. During spinal neurulation Grhl3 is initially expressed in the surface (non-neural) ectoderm, subsequently in the neuroepithelial component of the neural folds and at the node-streak border, and finally in the hindgut endoderm...
February 1, 2018: Developmental Biology
Emily Rider-Longmaid, Junjian Huang, Ronnie Sebro, Harvey Smith
BACKGROUND: Pseudomeningoceles most commonly occur due to prior trauma or surgery and are often located in the posterior paraspinous tissues. Here, we report a case of an intraosseous pseudomeningocele that mimicked an intra-osseous T2 hyperintense lesion in the L1 vertebral body. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old male presented with back, left lateral thigh and left knee pain lasting several months. He had no prior history of trauma or surgery. Radiographs of the lumbar spine showed mild levoscoliotic curvature of the lumbar spine, Baastrup's changes between the spinous processes, multilevel degenerative disc disease and facet arthropathy...
January 31, 2018: European Spine Journal
Aurélien Massire, Henitsoa Rasoanandrianina, Manuel Taso, Maxime Guye, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Thorsten Feiweier, Virginie Callot
PURPOSE: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which is frequently used to characterize microstructure impairments in many spinal cord diseases at clinical fields, may benefit from 7T investigations. Yet, it presents specific technical challenges, such as increased magnetic susceptibility-induced image distortions. METHODS: Eight healthy volunteers were scanned at 7T using a prototype diffusion multi-slice multi-angle (MSMA) single-shot spin-echo echo planar imaging (EPI) sequence developed to explore the whole cervical spinal cord while limiting the partial volume effects related to the cord curvature...
January 25, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Walaa Elsayed, Ahmed Farrag, Qassim Muaidi, Nora Almulhim
PURPOSE: Sagittal spinal deviation has been reported to be a significant musculoskeletal problem affecting both genders and could develop at any age. Factors triggering this issue are still not well defined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sagittal spine angles and isokinetic peak, average torque, and power of trunk muscles in asymptomatic adults. METHODS: A convenient sample of 79 subjects with asymptomatic spine participated in this study...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Douglas K Owens, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine of unknown cause with a Cobb angle of at least 10°, occurs in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form and usually worsens during adolescence before skeletal maturity. Severe spinal curvature may be associated with adverse long-term health outcomes (eg, pulmonary disorders, disability, back pain, psychological effects, cosmetic issues, and reduced quality of life)...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
John Dunn, Nora B Henrikson, Caitlin C Morrison, Paula R Blasi, Matt Nguyen, Jennifer S Lin
Importance: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), a spinal curvature of 10° or more, is the most common form of scoliosis, with a prevalence of 1% to 3%. Curves progress in approximately two-thirds of patients with AIS before skeletal maturity, and large curves (>50°) may be associated with adverse health outcomes. Objective: To systematically review evidence on benefits and harms of AIS screening for the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Data Sources: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, ERIC, PubMed, CINAHL, and relevant systematic reviews were searched for studies published from January 1966 to October 20, 2016; studies included in a previous USPSTF report were also reviewed...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Xuhong Xue, Sheng Zhao
RATIONALE: Hemivertebrae, which are the most frequent cause of congenital scoliosis, pose a challenge in terms of prognosis and therapy. The current gold standard treatment congenital scoliosis due to a lumbar and thoracic hemivertebra would be hemivertebra resection and short level posterior spinal fusion. Paucity literatures are reported for the treatment of hemivertebra by convex fusion with posterior hemivertebra excision. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was first noticed to have a spinal problem at 7 years of age...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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