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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065872/posterior-cervical-transfacet-fusion-with-facetal-spacer-for-the-treatment-of-single-level-cervical-radiculopathy-a-randomized-controlled-prospective-study
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Jacopo Lenzi, Antonio Nardone, Emiliano Passacantilli, Alessandro Caporlingua, Gennaro Lapadula, Federico Caporlingua
BACKGROUND: single level cervical radiculopathy may be treated conservatively with cervical tractions. Posterior cervical transfacet fusion with a facetal spacer is a viable option. The aim of the present study is to compare posterior cervical transfacet fusion to conservative physical treatment in single level cervical radiculopathy METHODS: 80 patients were randomized in 2 groups. A surgical group where patients were given posterior cervical transfacet fusion and a traction group where patients were treated conservatively with mechanical cervical tractions...
January 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061490/comparative-analysis-between-total-disc-replacement-and-posterior-foraminotomy-for-posterolateral-soft-disc-herniation-with-unilateral-radiculopathy-clinical-and-biomechanical-results-of-a-minimum-5-years-follow-up
#2
Kyoung-Tae Kim, Dae-Chul Cho, Joo-Kyung Sung, Young-Baeg Kim, Du Hwan Kim
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcomes and biomechanical effects of total disc replacement (TDR) and posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) and to propose relative inclusion criteria. METHODS: Thirty-five patients who underwent surgery between 2006 and 2008 were included. All patients had single-level disease and only radiculopathy. The overall sagittal balance and angle and height of a functional segmental unit (FSU; upper and lower vertebral body of the operative lesion) were assessed by preoperative and follow-up radiographs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057652/study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-study-the-foraminotomy-acdf-cost-effectiveness-trial-facet-in-patients-with-cervical-radiculopathy
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A E H Broekema, J M A Kuijlen, G A T Lesman-Leegte, R H M A Bartels, A D I van Asselt, P C A J Vroomen, J M C van Dijk, M F Reneman, R Soer, R J M Groen
INTRODUCTION: Cervical radiculopathy due to discogenic or spondylotic stenosis of the neuroforamen can be surgically treated by an anterior discectomy with fusion (ACDF) or a posterior foraminotomy (FOR). Most surgeons prefer ACDF, although there are indications that FOR is as effective as ACDF, has a lower complication rate and is less expensive. A head-to-head comparison of the 2 surgical techniques in a randomised controlled trial has not yet been performed. The study objectives of the Foraminotomy ACDF Cost-Effectiveness Trial (FACET) study are to compare clinical outcomes, complication rates and cost-effectiveness of FOR to ACDF...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050690/ultrasonography-has-a-diagnostic-value-in-the-assessment-of-cervical-radiculopathy-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Mikinobu Takeuchi, Norimitsu Wakao, Atsuhiko Hirasawa, Kenta Murotani, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Koji Osuka, Masakazu Takayasu
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the diagnostic accuracy of the difference in the cross-sectional areas (CSAs) of affected cervical nerve roots (NRs) for diagnosing cervical radiculopathy (CR). METHODS: In total, 102 CR patients and 219 healthy volunteers were examined with ultrasound. The CSA of the cervical NR at each level was measured on the affected side and the contralateral side in CR patients by blinded ultrasonographic technicians. The difference between the CSAs of CR patients and normal volunteers and the difference in the laterality of CSA at the same affected level (ΔCSA) were calculated for each cervical level...
January 3, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042725/stepwise-illustration-of-teeth-fixation-semi-constrained-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Peng-Yuan Chang, Mei-Yin Yeh, Yi-Hsuan Kuo, Li-Yu Fay, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
There are many kinds of artificial discs available for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA), with various designs of fixation and articulation mechanisms. Each of these designs has different features and theoretically fits most optimally in selected types of patients. However, there has been insufficient literature to guide individualized selection among these CDA devices. Since CDA aims to restore the joint function rather than arthrodesis, tailor-made size, shape, and mechanical properties should be taken into account for each candidate's target disc...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042720/resection-of-uncovertebral-joints-and-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-for-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Tsung-Hsi Tu, Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Yu Fay, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
The most commonly accepted indications for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) are 1- and 2-level cervical disc herniation or spondylosis causing radiculopathy or myelopathy that is refractory to medical management. Unlike anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), which eliminates motion, CDA aims to restore the physiological range of motion of the indexed joint. Thus, the effect of indirect decompression gained by the insertion of a sufficiently large interbody graft and incorporation into arthrodesis after ACDF cannot be duplicated for CDA...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032703/comparison-of-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-versus-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-in-the-treatment-of-cervical-radiculopathy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Wei-Jun Liu, Ling Hu, Po-Hsin Chou, Jun-Wen Wang, Wu-Sheng Kan
Controversy remains over whether anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) is superior for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy. We therefore performed a systematic review including three prospective randomized controlled trails (RCT) and seven retrospective comparative studies (RCoS) by searching PubMed and EMBASE. These studies were assessed on risk of bias according to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, and the quality of evidence and level of recommendation were evaluated according to the GRADE approach...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028952/mastalgia-due-to-degenerative-changes-of-the-spine
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Okay Pirti, Aziz M Barlas, Serdar Kuru, Selim Temel, Mustafa K Urhan, Kemal Kismet, Adnan Hasanoglu, Osman Guler
BACKGROUND: Mastalgia is a common and enigmatic condition; the cause and optimal treatment are still inadequately defined. Cervical radiculopathy, which is the result of cervical nerve root pathology often caused by spaceoccupying lesions such as cervical disc herniation, spondylosis, or osteophytosis, is frequently encountered in physical therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of vertebral pathologies in patients with non-cyclic mastalgia and the efficacy of conservative treatment of these pathologies on relieving breast pain...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997913/the-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-patients-undergoing-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-meta-analysis
#9
Yang Liu, De-Xiang Ban, Shi-Lian Kan, Tai-Wei Cao, Shi-Qing Feng
AIMS: We conducted a meta-analysis of eligible studies to compare the surgical outcomes between diabetic patients and non-diabetic patients who have undergone cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: A systematic literature search of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science (up to February 10, 2016) was conducted. Eligible studies were case-control or cohort studies that compared the outcomes of cervical surgery between diabetic patients and non-diabetic patients...
December 21, 2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993738/increased-utilization-of-cervical-disk-arthroplasty-in-university-hospitals-with-regional-variation-and-socioeconomic-discrepancies
#10
Sheri K Palejwala, Anand I Rughani, Travis M Dumont
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of cervical radiculopathy with disk arthroplasty has been FDA approved since 2007. Recently, a significant increase in clinical data including middle and long-term follow-up has become available, demonstrating superiority of disk arthroplasty compared with anterior discectomy and fusion. The aim of this project is to assess nationwide utilization of cervical disk arthroplasty. METHODS: The University Healthcare Consortium (UHC) database was accessed for all elective cases of patients treated for cervical radiculopathy due to disk herniation (ICD 722...
December 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939974/revision-surgeries-following-artificial-disc-replacement-of-cervical-spine
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Jong-Beom Park, Han Chang, Jin S Yeom, Kyung-Soo Suk, Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Chul Lee
OBJECTIVE: We investigated causes and results of revision surgeries after artificial disc replacement of cervical spine (C-ADR). METHODS: Twenty-one patients (mean age: 52.8) who underwent revision surgery after C-ADR and who had a minimum 2-year of follow-up were included into this study. The mean time between the primary and revision surgeries was 21 months. During their primary surgeries, 14 patients underwent single level C-ADR, 2 two-level C-ADR, and 5 two-level hybrid surgery for 16 radiculopathy, 3 myelopathy, and 2 adjacent segment diseases...
December 8, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932746/-distribution-of-pain-and-numbness-in-patients-with-cervical-spine-disorders
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Keita Kuraishi, Masaki Mizuno, Yasuyuki Umeda, Tomoki Ishigaki, Ryuta Yasuda, Takanori Sano, Masato Shiba, Fumihiro Kawakita, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Satoru Tanioka, Masanori Tsuji, Masayuki Kitagami, Seiji Hatazaki, Hidenori Suzuki
PURPOSE: To elucidate the distribution of improved pain and numbness after cervical decompression surgery in patients with cervical spine disorders. METHODS: This study included 4 men and 5 women aged 45 to 71 years(mean 58 years)presenting with radiculopathy and 50 men and 17 women aged 35 to 88 years(mean 66 years)presenting with myelopathy. RESULTS: All 9 patients with radiculopathy presented with neck pain, and 3 presented with cervical angina...
December 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915069/systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-particulate-versus-nonparticulate-corticosteroids-in-epidural-injections
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REVIEW
Priyesh Mehta, Isaac Syrop, Jaspal Ricky Singh, Jonathan Kirschner
OBJECTIVE: To systematically analyze published studies in regard to the comparative efficacy of particulate versus nonparticulate corticosteroids for cervical and lumbosacral epidural steroid injections (ESI) in reducing pain and improving function. TYPE: Systematic review. LITERATURE SURVEY: MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched from the period of 1950 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Criteria for inclusion in this review were (1) randomized controlled trials and (2) retrospective studies that compared particulate versus nonparticulate medication in fluoroscopically guided injections via a transforaminal (TF) or interlaminar (IL) approach...
November 30, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911127/immediate-and-lasting-effects-of-a-thoracic-spine-manipulation-in-a-patient-with-signs-of-cervical-radiculopathy-and-upper-extremity-hyperalgesia-a-case-report
#14
Beth K Deschenes, Jason Zafereo
Patients with cervical radiculopathy (CR) may present with accompanying symptoms of hyperalgesia, allodynia, heaviness in the arm, and non-segmental pain that do not appear to be related to a peripheral spinal nerve. These findings may suggest the presence of central or autonomic nervous system involvement, requiring a modified management approach. The purpose of this case report is to describe the treatment of a patient with signs of CR and upper extremity (UE) hyperalgesia who had a significant decrease in her UE pain and hypersensitivity after a single thoracic spine manipulation (TSM)...
January 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904963/10-year-follow-up-after-implantation-of-the-bryan-cervical-disc-prosthesis
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Joost Dejaegher, Joris Walraevens, Johannes van Loon, Frank Van Calenbergh, Philippe Demaerel, Jan Goffin
PURPOSE: Cervical arthroplasty is being used as an alternative for cervical fusion, but long-term follow-up results have rarely been reported. In this paper, we present 10-year follow-up results after implantation of the Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis in a single center. METHODS: 89 patients underwent implantation of a single-level Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis to treat radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. Clinical (Neurological Success, Neck Disability Index (NDI), Neck- and Arm-Pain, and SF-36) and radiological follow-up was prospectively organized up to 10 years after surgery...
November 30, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890691/minimum-four-year-subsequent-surgery-rates-of-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-fusion-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-clinical-trials
#16
T K Wu, H Liu, B Y Wang, Y Meng
INSTRUCTION: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-accepted surgical management strategy for radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. However, complications sometimes required subsequent surgery at the operated and adjacent levels. Artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) has been accepted as the most extensive non-fusion procedure and is designed to preserve motion. However, some specific complications can result in subsequent surgery, thus, attracting the attention of investigators...
November 24, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827559/dorsal-cervical-spinal-arachnoid-cyst-type-iii-presenting-with-dorsal-column-dysfunction-a-case-report
#17
Mahesh Krishna Pillai
CONTEXT: Spinal arachnoid cysts are usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. Expansion of the cyst, whether acute, subacute or chronic, leads to neural compression resulting in radicuopathy and/or myelopathy. FINDINGS: This case report is of a patient who presented primarily with posterior column dysfunction,subacute in onset and rapidly progressing. Images of the cervical spine showed a dorsal arachnoid cyst, causing significant cord compression and signal changes in the cord, with no scalloping of the vertebrae...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814270/clinical-outcomes-of-additional-surgery-for-adjacent-segment-disease-after-single-level-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
#18
Jia Li, Tao Lei, Yaming Liu, Jingchao Wei, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: Adjacent segment disease (ASD) is one of the problematic complications following anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). The impact of additional surgery with instruments is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the surgical outcomes of additional ACDF with instruments for symptomatic ASD after an initial ACDF using autogenous iliac grafts without instruments. METHODS: A total of 56 patients who underwent an additional ACDF with instruments for symptomatic new radicular or myelopathic symptoms from ASD between 2006 and 2012...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799994/increased-prevalence-of-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-and-increased-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-ossification-of-nuchal-ligament
#19
Ki-Wan Kim, Young-Min Oh, Jong-Pil Eun
OBJECTIVE: There are also few studies demonstrating the relationship between ossification of nuchal ligament (ONL) and ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). We compared the prevalence, location, and type of OPLL between patients with ONL and matched patients without ONL.We also compared the bone mineral densities (BMDs) between the 2 groups. METHODS: total of 124 cervical ONL patients were enrolled in this study. The control group of 124 patients was matched with 124 patients with ONL by age and sex on a 1:1 basis to minimize confounding factors...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799985/comparison-of-radiologic-outcomes-of-different-methods-in-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
#20
O Ik Kwon, Dong Wuk Son, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a choice of surgical procedure for cervical degenerative diseases associated with radiculopathy or myelopathy. However, the patients undergoing ACDF still have problems. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the radiologic results of 3 different methods in single-level ACDF. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective collection of radiological data from January 2011 to December 2014. A total of 67 patients were included in this study...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
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