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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201301/effects-of-different-angles-of-the-traction-table-on-lumbar-spine-ligaments-a-finite-element-study
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Hekmat Farajpour, Nima Jamshidi
Background: The traction bed is a noninvasive device for treating lower back pain caused by herniated intervertebral discs. In this study, we investigated the impact of the traction bed on the lower back as a means of increasing the disc height and creating a gap between facet joints. Methods: Computed tomography (CT) images were obtained from a female volunteer and a three-dimensional (3D) model was created using software package MIMICs 17.0. Afterwards, the 3D model was analyzed in an analytical software (Abaqus 6...
December 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200944/cost-utility-analysis-of-cervical-therapeutic-medial-branch-blocks-in-managing-chronic-neck-pain
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Alan D Kaye, Joshua A Hirsch
Background: Controlled diagnostic studies have established the prevalence of cervical facet joint pain to range from 36% to 67% based on the criterion standard of ≥ 80% pain relief. Treatment of cervical facet joint pain has been described with Level II evidence of effectiveness for therapeutic facet joint nerve blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy and with no significant evidence for intraarticular injections. However, there have not been any cost effectiveness or cost utility analysis studies performed in managing chronic neck pain with or without headaches with cervical facet joint interventions...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191118/spondylolisthesis-identified-using-ultrasound-imaging
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George J Beneck, Andrea N Gard, Kimberly A Fodran
57-year-old woman was recruited for a research study of muscle activation in persons with low back pain. She described a progressive worsening of left lower lumbar pain, which began 5 years prior without any precipitating incident, and intermittent pain at the left gluteal fold (diagnosed as a proximal hamstring tear 2 years prior). Ultrasound revealed marked anterior displacement of the L3-4 and L4-5 facet joints. The subject was recommended for a radiograph using a lateral recumbent view, which demonstrated a grade II spondylolisthesis...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186157/finite-element-simulation-and-clinical-follow-up-of-lumbar-spine-biomechanics-with-dynamic-fixations
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Yolanda Más, Luis Gracia, Elena Ibarz, Sergio Gabarre, Diego Peña, Antonio Herrera
Arthrodesis is a recommended treatment in advanced stages of degenerative disc disease. Despite dynamic fixations were designed to prevent abnormal motions with better physiological load transmission, improving lumbar pain and reducing stress on adjacent segments, contradictory results have been obtained. This study was designed to compare differences in the biomechanical behaviour between the healthy lumbar spine and the spine with DYNESYS and DIAM fixation, respectively, at L4-L5 level. Behaviour under flexion, extension, lateral bending and axial rotation are compared using healthy lumbar spine as reference...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181575/is-l5-s1-motion-segment-different-from-the-rest-a-radiographic-kinematic-assessment-of-72-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Ashutosh B Sabnis, Uphar Chamoli, Ashish D Diwan
PURPOSE: The relationship between biomechanical instability and degenerative changes in the lumbar spine in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients remains controversial. The main objective of this retrospective radiographical study was to evaluate changes in kinematics at different lumbar levels (in particular the L5-S1 level) with progressive grades of disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis in CLBP patients. METHODS: Using standing neutral and dynamic flexion/extension (Fx/Ex) radiographs of the lumbar spine, in vivo segmental kinematics at L1-L2 through L5-S1 were evaluated in 72 consecutive CLBP patients...
November 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174368/an-integrative-review-of-interventions-to-support-parents-when-managing-their-child-s-pain-at-home
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REVIEW
Roses Parker, Stephen McKeever, Theresa Wiseman, Alison Twycross
To identify interventions aimed at helping parents manage their child's pain at home and to establish which aspects of interventions were effective. Integrative narrative review. MEDLINE, CINAHL Plus, PsychINFO, PsychArticles, AMED, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Knowledge databases were searched in 2016. This narrative synthesis followed Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and Economic and Social Research Council guidance. Reasons attributed to intervention success were analyzed using content analysis. From 2,534 papers, 17 were included...
November 21, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174237/midline-ligamentum-flavum-cyst-of-the-lumbar-spine-a-case-report
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Kevin Shah, Daniel Segui, Sergio Gonzalez-Arias
BACKGROUND: Ligamentum flavum cysts are thought to develop due to facet joint hypermobility however the etiology of these lesions is not completely elucidated. These cysts may lead to compressive pathologies of the spine requiring surgical intervention. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 63-year-old male with chronic back pain and progressive neurogenic claudication for 6 months. He was found to have a ligamentum flavum cyst situated along the dorsal midline of the lumbar spinal canal contributing to spinal stenosis...
November 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174073/lumbar-medial-branch-block-volume-dependent-dispersion-patterns-as-a-predictor-for-ablation-success-a-cadaveric-study
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Sayed E Wahezi, Edward Alexeev, John S Georgy, Nogah Haramati, Stephen A Erosa, Jay M Shah, Sherry Downie
BACKGROUND: Lumbar facet arthropathy is a common cause of low back pain. Literature supports treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of associated nerves that innervate lumbar facets when alternative conservative therapies have failed. Diagnostic local anesthetic blocks precede therapeutic ablation, but have a false positive rate of 27-63%, and some have questioned their utility in predicting therapeutic response to RFA. The authors believe that injectate volume may be a contributing factor to false positivity...
November 22, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173659/radiofrequency-denervation-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine
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Jessica Arias Garau
Facet or zygapophysial joint pain is commonly seen in the aging population. Interventional procedures, such as facet joint nerve blocks, facet intraarticular injections, and radiofrequency denervation, are used for the diagnosis and treatment of axial spinal chronic neck and low back pain. The focus of this article is to understand how radiofrequency denervation works in the cervical and lumbar spine and to be able to properly select appropriate patients who might benefit from this safe and effective procedure...
February 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171498/-temporomandibular-disorder-as-the-most-prevalent-cause-of-facial-pain-current-evidence
#10
N V Latysheva, E G Filatova, V V Osipova
Orofacial pain is a comprehensive and multi-faceted syndrome. After dental causes have been excluded, neurologists are challenged to diagnose the cause of pain. The paper gives a detailed review of one of the most common causes of facial pain - temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Current DC/TMD diagnostic criteria, patient examination protocols and a new perspective on TMD pathophysiology based on the recent neurological studies are presented. The article also discusses modern approaches to TMD management.
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167604/lumbar-facet-joint-injection-in-treating-low-back-pain-radiofrequency-denervation-versus-sham-procedure-systematic-review
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Munnan Al-Najjim, Rohit Shah, Mahmoud Rahuma, Omar Abdul Gabbar
The lumbar facet joints have been implicated as one of the causes of low-back pain syndromes. About 15-40% of patients who presented with chronic low-back pain was attributed to lumbar facet joint pain. The purpose of this study was to analyse whether radiofrequency denervation is better than SHAM procedure in treating chronic low-back pain caused by lumbar zygapophysial joints pathology. From the four identified randomised control trials, there is conflicting evidence at an intermediate 3-6-month stage, however; one study demonstrates statistical significance of radiofrequency denervation at 3 months...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163952/in-office-arthroscopy-for-the-evaluation-of-chronic-knee-pain-a-case-report
#12
Jacob A West, Nirav H Amin
This is a case report detailing the use of in-office needle arthroscopy (mi-eye 2™) in a patient with chronic knee pain and inconclusive magnetic resonance imaging findings. The patient is a 40-year-old male who presented to our clinic after an extended history of right knee pain along the medial aspect with previous failed treatments. Magnetic resonance imaging without contrast had demonstrated full-thickness chondral fissuring of the lateral patellar facet, mild abnormal signals of the proximal patellar tendon and Hoffa's fat pad, and intact anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162138/predictability-of-the-effects-of-facet-joint-infiltration-in-the-degenerate-lumbar-spine-when-assessing-mri-scans
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Ulf Krister Hofmann, Ramona Luise Keller, Christian Walter, Falk Mittag
BACKGROUND: Imaging results are frequently considered as hallmarks of disease by spine surgeons to plan their future treatment strategy. Numerous classification systems have been proposed to quantify or grade lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and thus objectify imaging findings. The clinical impact of the measured parameters remains, however, unclear. To evaluate the pathological significance of imaging findings in patients with multisegmental degenerative findings, clinicians can perform image-guided local infiltrations to target defined areas such as the facet joints...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155252/3d-visualization-and-pathological-characteristics-of-cartilage-and-subchondral-bone-changes-in-the-lumbar-facet-joint-of-an-ovariectomized-mouse-model
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Chunyue Duan, Shuangfei Ni, Yong Cao, Shenghui Liao, Jianzhong Hu, Tianding Wu
BACKGROUD CONTEXT: Low back pain (LBP) is more prevalent among postmenopausal women than men. Ovariectomy (OVX) is an established animal model that mimics the estrogen deficiency of postmenopausal women. Little is known about the 3D morphological properties of cartilage and subchondral bone changes in the lumbar facet joint (LFJ) of an OVX mouse model. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to characterize the 3D morphological change of cartilage and subchondral bone in LFJ of an OVX mouse model...
November 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149139/reversal-of-growth-of-utilization-of-interventional-techniques-in-managing-chronic-pain-in-medicare-population-post-affordable-care-act
#15
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Amol Soin, Dharam P Mann, Sanjay Bakshi, Vidyasagar Pampati, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Over the past 2 decades, the increase in the utilization of interventional techniques has been a cause for concern. Despite multiple regulations to reduce utilization of interventional techniques, growth patterns continued through 2009. A declining trend was observed in a previous evaluation; however, a comparative analysis of utilization patterns of interventional techniques has not been performed showing utilization before and after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146433/a-novel-technique-for-cervical-facet-joint-hyperplasia-spondylotic-radiculopathy-by-laminar-and-lateral-mass-screw-co-fixations
#16
Sun-Ren Sheng, Ke Wang, Majid Nisar, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Ai-Min Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the novel technique and report the outcomes of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia treated with minimally invasive surgery by laminar and lateral mass screw co-fixations. METHOD: In this retrospective study, patients with spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia underwent this technique in our unit between January 2010 and June 2015. Hospital charts, magnetic resonance imaging studies, and follow-up records for all the patients were reviewed...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137917/radiation-exposure-with-hybrid-image-guidance-based-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#17
Michael M Safaee, Taemin Oh, Murat Pekmezci, Aaron J Clark
The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is used for the treatment of back and leg pain secondary to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with less estimated blood loss (EBL), decreased length of stay, lower infection rates, and similar outcomes compared to the traditional TLIF. Fluoroscopy time has been reported with MIS-TLIF, but there are limited data on specific radiation dosages. We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired cohort of patients undergoing MIS-TLIF...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135886/interpreting-the-mint-randomized-trials-evaluating-radiofrequency-ablation-for-lumbar-facet-and-sacroiliac-joint-pain-a-call-from-asra-for-better-education-study-design-and-performance
#18
David A Provenzano, Asokumar Buvanendran, Oscar A de León-Casasola, Samer Narouze, Steven P Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135880/histological-osteoarthritic-changes-in-the-human-cervical-spine-facet-joints-related-to-age-and-gender
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Lars Uhrenholt, Annie Vesterby Charles, Markil Gregersen, Jan Hartvigsen, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional autopsy study. OBJECTIVE: Quantify histological changes in the lower cervical spine facet joints with regard to age and gender using systematic random sampling of entire joints. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neck pain is a common debilitating musculoskeletal condition and one of the highest ranked causes of years lived with disability. The cause of neck pain is multifactorial and osteoarthritis is one potential cause...
November 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133715/minimally-invasive-lateral-foraminotomy-with-partial-lateral-facetectomy-for-lumbar-radiculopathy-an-evaluation-of-facet-integrity-and-description-of-the-procedure
#20
Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Santosh Rajagandhi, Ankit Sharma, Rajakumar V Deshpande
Foraminal stenosis causing nerve root compression and radiculopathy is a relatively common pathology in the lumbar spine. The treatment of choice, when surgery is indicated, is foraminal decompression at the affected level, usually through a conventional midline open foraminotomy. Minimally invasive lateral foraminotomy with partial lateral facetectomy is a potentially effective surgical alternative when such a surgery is warranted. The evaluation of the efficacy and benefits of this approach for treatment of radiculopathy; an assessment of facet integrity; and, a detailed description of the procedure are also provided...
November 2017: Neurology India
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