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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937464/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-versus-cervical-total-disk-replacement-in-patients-with-modic-2-changes-on-mri
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Jia Li, Di Zhang, Wenyuan Ding, Yingze Zhang, Yong Shen
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective investigation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research is to compare the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients with Modic-2 changes who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or cervical total disk replacement (TDR) in single level. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There were few studies focused on the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients with Modic-2 changes who underwent ACDF or cervical TDR in single level...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932488/medial-elbow-pain
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REVIEW
Raul Barco, Samuel A Antuña
Medial elbow pain is uncommon when compared with lateral elbow pain.Medial epicondylitis is an uncommon diagnosis and can be confused with other sources of pain.Overhead throwers and workers lifting heavy objects are at increased risk of medial elbow pain.Differential diagnosis includes ulnar nerve disorders, cervical radiculopathy, injured ulnar collateral ligament, altered distal triceps anatomy or joint disorders.Children with medial elbow pain have to be assessed for 'Little League elbow' and fractures of the medial epicondyle following a traumatic event...
August 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929274/minimally-invasive-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-for-treatment-of-radiculopathy-an-effective-time-tested-and-cost-efficient-motion-preservation-technique
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REVIEW
L Papavero, R Kothe
OBJECTIVE: To relieve foraminal root impingement due to lateral soft disc fragments, bony spurs, or other rarer causes. INDICATIONS: Soft disc fragment whose bulk is >2/3 lateral to the lateral border of the thecal sac. Intraforaminal dorsal bony narrowing of the root canal. Intraforaminal synovial cyst, extra/intradural tumor. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Paramedian and median soft/hard disc protrusions. Kyphosis of the index level. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Patient prone in reverse Trendelenburg position with the head fixed in a Mayfield clamp...
September 19, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914655/percutaneous-nucleoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-a-contained-cervical-disk-herniation
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Judith D de Rooij, Pravesh S Gadjradj, John S Soria van Hoeve, Frank J Huygen, Hans A Aukes, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
Cervical radiculopathy is characterized by compression of the roots of the nerve. When conservative treatment fails and symptoms persist or increase in severity, surgical treatment is considered. Anterior cervical discectomy with or without fusion is regarded as the standard treatment for cervical disk herniation. Recently, there is an evolving trend in spinal surgery towards less invasive techniques. Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive technique in which radiofrequency technology is used for percutaneous decompression...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882525/multi-level-posterior-foraminotomy-with-laminoplasty-versus-laminoplasty-alone-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-radiculopathy-a-comparative-study
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Jung-Ki Ha
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE: The aim was to elucidate the long-term surgical outcomes of additional posterior foraminotomy with a laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with radiculopathy...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882520/dynamic-foraminal-dimensions-during-neck-extension-and-rotation-in-fusion-and-artificial-disc-replacement-an-observational-study
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Yener N Yeni, Timothy Baumer, Daniel Oravec, Azam Basheer, Colin P McDonald, Michael J Bey, Stephen W Bartol, Victor Chang
BACKGROUND: Changes in the dimensions of the cervical neural foramina (CNF) are considered to be a key factor in nerve root compression and development of cervical radiculopathy. However, to what extent foraminal geometry differs between patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and those who underwent total disc arthroplasty with an artificial disc (AD) during physiological motion is largely unknown. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to compare compare CNF dimensions during physiological neck motion between ACDF and AD...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878485/non-surgical-relief-of-cervical-radiculopathy-through-reduction-of-forward-head-posture-and-restoration-of-cervical-lordosis-a-case-report
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Bret M Wickstrom, Paul A Oakley, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present a case demonstrating the relief of cervical radiculopathy following the dramatic reduction of forward head posture and restoration of the cervical lordosis by use of a multi-modal rehabilitation program incorporating cervical extension traction. [Subject and Methods] A 31-year-old male patient presented with severe cervical radiculopathy and muscle weakness as well as neck pain. The patient had limited neck range of motion, and multiple positive orthopedic tests. Radiography revealed excessive forward head posture with a cervical kyphosis...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867317/extensive-mirror-image-neurofibromas-of-the-entire-spine-resulting-in-spastic-tetraplegia
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Mark Bigder, Paul Szelemej, Neil Berrington
Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is associated with increased incidence of spinal tumors including neurofibromas. The majority of NF1 associated spine neurofibromas are asymptomatic, however a minority of patients will experience neurological symptoms which can range from mild paraesthesias, radiculopathy, myelopathy and focal weakness to quadriplegia in extreme cases. We present a 21 year old male diagnosed with NF1 in infancy and followed for multiple mirror-image neurofibromas involving the entire spine. He was asymptomatic until age 14 when he developed neck pain and progressive tetraplegia with MRI showing severe cord compression secondary to bilateral C2 neurofibromas...
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838857/value-of-physical-tests-in-diagnosing-cervical-radiculopathy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Erik J Thoomes, Sarita van Geest, Danielle A van der Windt, Deborah Falla, Arianne P Verhagen, Bart W Koes, Marloes Thoomes-de Graaf, Barbara Kuijper, Wendy Gm Scholten-Peeters, Carmen L Vleggeert-Lankamp
Background context In clinical practice, the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy is based on information from the patient history, physical examination and diagnostic imaging. Various physical tests may be performed, but their diagnostic accuracy is unknown. Purpose To summarize and update the evidence on diagnostic performance of tests carried out during a physical examination for the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy. Study design Review of the accuracy of diagnostic tests. Study Sample Diagnostic studies comparing results of tests performed during a physical examination in diagnosing cervical radiculopathy with a reference standard of imaging or surgical findings...
August 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838143/cervical-spine-deformity-part-1-biomechanics-radiographic-parameters-and-classification
#10
Lee A Tan, K Daniel Riew, Vincent C Traynelis
Cervical spine deformities can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life by causing pain, myelopathy, radiculopathy, sensorimotor deficits, as well as inability to maintain horizontal gaze in severe cases. Many different surgical options exist for operative management of cervical spine deformities. However, selecting the correct approach that ensures the optimal clinical outcome can be challenging and is often controversial. We aim to provide an overview of cervical spine deformity in a 3-part series covering topics including the biomechanics, radiographic parameters, classification, treatment algorithms, surgical techniques, clinical outcome, and complication avoidance with a review of pertinent literature...
August 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835868/anterior-cervical-discectomy-with-fusion-using-a-local-source-for-cancellous-autograft-a-biomechanical-analysis-of-vertebral-body-stability-in-an-osteopenic-bone-model
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Zakk Walterscheid, Conor O'Neill, Alex Ochs, Adrian D'Averso, Christopher Dew, Alyssa Huntington, Grace Ma, Caleb Behrend, Rafaella De Vita, Jonathan Carmouche
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion is an effective treatment for patients having cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. To reduce morbidity associated with autograft taken from the iliac crest without sacrificing high fusion rates, a novel technique that harvests bone from the vertebral body adjacent to the operative disc space has been proposed. The effects of square and round bone graft harvest techniques on the mechanical stability of the osteopenic donor vertebrae are unknown...
September 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818047/second-opinion-for-degenerative-spinal-conditions-an-option-or-a-necessity-a-prospective-observational-study
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Mario Lenza, Rachelle Buchbinder, Margaret P Staples, Oscar F P Dos Santos, Reynaldo A Brandt, Claudio L Lottenberg, Miguel Cendoroglo, Mario Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Second opinions may improve quality of patient care. The primary objective of this study was to determine the concordance between first and second diagnoses and opinions regarding need for spinal surgery among patients with back or neck pain that have been recommended spinal surgery. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study of patients who had been recommended for spinal surgery and received a second opinion between May 2011 and May 2012 at the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein on the advice of their health insurance company...
August 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807894/advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-neck-pain
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REVIEW
Steven P Cohen, W Michael Hooten
Neck pain imposes a considerable personal and socioeconomic burden-it is one of the top five chronic pain conditions in terms of prevalence and years lost to disability-yet it receives a fraction of the research funding given to low back pain. Although most acute episodes resolve spontaneously, more than a third of affected people still have low grade symptoms or recurrences more than one year later, with genetics and psychosocial factors being risk factors for persistence. Nearly half of people with chronic neck pain have mixed neuropathic-nociceptive symptoms or predominantly neuropathic symptoms...
August 14, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801567/effectiveness-of-a-multimodal-pain-management-concept-for-patients-with-cervical-radiculopathy-with-focus-on-cervical-epidural-injections
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Achim Benditz, Melanie Brunner, Florian Zeman, Felix Greimel, Völlner Florian, Daniel Boluki, Joachim Grifka, Markus Weber, Tobias Renkawitz
Cervical radiculopathy has become an increasing problem worldwide. Conservative treatment options have been recommended in many reviews on cervical radiculopathy, ranging from different types of physiotherapy to waiting for remission by natural history. No multimodal pain management concept (MPM) on an inpatient basis has been evaluated. This study aimed at showing the positive short-term effects of an inpatient multimodal pain management concept with focus on cervical translaminar epidural steroid injection for patients with cervical radiculopathy...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798978/shoulder-pain-due-to-cervical-radiculopathy-an-underestimated-long-term-complication-of-herpes-zoster-virus-reactivation
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Stefano Gumina, Vittorio Candela, Daniele Passaretti, Ciro Villani
PURPOSE: To evaluate if herpes zoster virus (HZV) reactivation may be considered in the aetiology of cervical radiculopathy. METHODS: The study group was composed of 110 patients (52 M-58F;mean age ± SD:46.5 ± 6.12; range:40-73) with a clinical diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy. Patients with signs of chronic damage on neurophysiological studies were submitted to an X-ray and to an MRI of the cervical spine in order to clarify the cause of the cervical radiculopathy and were investigated for a possible reactivation of HZV; HZV reactivation was considered as "recent" or "antique" if it occurs within or after 24 months from the onset of symptoms, respectively...
August 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781919/b-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-multiple-nerve-sheath-tumors
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Jason Milton, Julie Renner, Victor Awuor
BACKGROUND: Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), accounting for 25-30 percent of cases in the United States.1 Extranodal sites are involved in approximately 40% of cases of DLBCL. CASE DESCRIPTION: In this report, we discuss the case of a patient with extranodal DLBCL within the cervical nerve roots that underwent surgical intervention due to the presence of cervical radiculopathy. CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of DLBCL was surprising given the appearance of the masses on MRI being similar to that of a neurofibroma or schwannoma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781913/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-evaluation-of-cervical-disc-disease-and-when-surgery-is-warranted
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REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: Patients with cervical disc disease may present with radiculopathy (root compression), myelopathy (cord compression), or myeloradiculopathy. These complaints must be correlated with x-ray, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and computed tomographic (CT) scans. Although most patients can be managed nonsurgically, those with significant neurological deficits and larger disc herniations may require surgery. METHODS: The symptoms of cervical radiculopathy include pain radiating down one or both arms, while myelopathy may result in more diffuse numbness tingling or weakness in the upper and/or lower extremities...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767636/comparison-of-symptoms-from-c6-and-c7-radiculopathy
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James Rainville, Andrew A Joyce, Eric Laxer, Enrique Pena, David Kim, R Alden Milam, Eric Carkner
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: This study compared the locations of arm pain, sensory symptoms, and subjective complaints of arm weakness in subjects with cervical radiculopathy from MRI confirmed C6 and C7 nerve root compression. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical radiculopathy is defined as arm pain, sensory and motor symptoms caused by irritation of a cervical nerve root. The C6 and C7 roots are most commonly involved, and differentiating symptoms associated with each root has proven difficult...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767566/shi-style-cervical-manipulations-for-cervical-radiculopathy-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xue-Jun Cui, Min Yao, Xiu-Lan Ye, Ping Wang, Wei-Hong Zhong, Rui-Chun Zhang, Hui-Ying Li, Zhi-Jun Hu, Zhan-Ying Tang, Wei-Min Wang, Wei-Ping Qiao, Yue-Li Sun, Jun Li, Yang Gao, Qi Shi, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of high-quality evidence supporting the use of manipulation therapy for patients with cervical radiculopathy (CR). This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Shi-style cervical manipulations (SCMs) versus mechanical cervical traction (MCT) for CR. METHODS: This was a randomized, open-label, controlled trial carried out at 5 hospitals in patients with CR for at least 2 weeks and neck pain. The patients received 6 treatments of SCM (n = 179) or MCT (n = 180) over 2 weeks...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756539/intraspinal-intradural-variations-of-nerve-roots
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Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Andrej Šteňo, Roman Kuruc, Juraj Šteňo
PURPOSE: The aim of this work is to point out the intraspinal anatomical variations of nerve roots and their possible participation in radiculopathy. METHODS: The anatomical study was performed in 33 cadavers. There were 25 male cadavers aged 30-75 years and 8 female cadavers aged 45-77 years, with a mean age of 46.5 years to 24 h from death. All intradural rami communicantes between nerve roots were excised and examined histologically for the presence or absence of nervous tissue...
July 29, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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