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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906940/a-new-technique-for-the-treatment-of-lumbar-facet-joint-syndrome-using-intra-articular-injection-with-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma
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Jiuping Wu, Zhenwu Du, Yang Lv, Jun Zhang, Wei Xiong, Ruiqiang Wang, Rui Liu, Guizhen Zhang, Qinyi Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lumbar facet joint syndrome is currently suggested to be a main source of axial low back pain, and a large portion of axial low back pain is caused by disorders in lumbar facet joints. Intra-articular injection is one of the most common treatment methods in the early clinical application. Therefore, we attempt to seek a new injectable material, autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP), to treat lumbar facet syndrome, as well as to assess its therapeutic effectiveness and safety...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906939/a-new-radiofrequency-ablation-procedure-to-treat-sacroiliac-joint-pain
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Jianguo Cheng, See Loong Chen, Nicole Zimmerman, Jarrod E Dalton, Garret LaSalle, Richard Rosenquist
BACKGROUND: Low back pain may arise from disorders of the sacroiliac joint in up to 30% of patients. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint has been shown to be a safe and efficacious strategy. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a new RFA technique to relieve low back pain secondary to sacroiliac joint disorders. STUDY DESIGN: Methodology development with validation through prospective observational non-randomized trial (PONRT)...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894178/comparison-of-radiological-parameters-between-normal-and-patellar-dislocation-groups-in-korean-population-a-rotational-profile-ct-based-study
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Jatin Prakash, Jong-Keun Seon, Seong-Hwan Woo, Cheng Jin, Eun-Kyoo Song
Purpose: Patellofemoral instability is a common cause of anterior knee pain in adolescents and young adults. Most normal and pathological values for diagnosing patellofemoral instability are based on Western literature. We conducted this radiological study to determine normal values for different patellofemoral parameters in a Korean population and to evaluate their usefulness in diagnosis. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the rotational profile computerized tomography (CT) scans of the patellar dislocation and control groups...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891243/a-comprehensive-musculoskeletal-and-peripheral-nervous-system-assessment-of-war-related-bilateral-upper-extremity-amputees
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Mostafa Allami, Batool Mousavi, Mehdi Masoumi, Ehsan Modirian, Hadi Shojaei, Fatemeh Mirsalimi, Maryam Hosseini, Pirouz Pirouzi
BACKGROUND: Upper limb amputations are one of the unpleasant war injuries that armed forces are exposed to frequently. The present study aimed to assess the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems in Iraq-Iran war veterans with bilateral upper extremity amputation. METHODS: The study consisted of taking a history and clinical examinations including demographic data, presence and location of pain, level of amputation, passive and active ranges of movement of the joints across the upper and lower extremities and spine, manual palpation, neurological examination, blood circulation pulses and issues related to a prosthetic limb...
2016: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891035/intradiscal-and-intra-articular-facet-infiltrations-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-reduce-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Fernando Kirchner, Eduardo Anitua
CONTEXT: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex and disabling condition, and its treatment becomes a challenge. AIMS: The aim of our study was to assess the clinical outcome of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF-Endoret) infiltrations (one intradiscal, one intra-articular facet, and one transforaminal epidural injection) under fluoroscopic guidance-control in patients with chronic LBP. PRGF-Endoret which has been shown to be an efficient treatment to reduce joint pain...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885810/value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-mri-for-the-outcome-of-ct-guided-facet-block-therapy-in-cervical-facet-syndrome-initial-results
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Lino M Sawicki, Benedikt M Schaarschmidt, Philipp Heusch, Christian Buchbender, Sandra Rosenbaum-Krumme, Lale Umutlu, Sven O Eicker, Andreas Bockisch, Gerald Antoch, Frank W Floeth
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging ((18) F-FDG PET/MRI) to detect PET-positive cervical facet arthropathy and identify patients who benefit from facet block therapy. METHODS: Ten patients with cervical facet syndrome (mean age: 65 ± 12 years) underwent (18) F-FDG PET/MRI of the neck. Focal (18) F-FDG uptake in PET-positive facet joints served as target for computed tomography (CT)-guided facet blocks...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867129/interventions-for-lumbar-synovial-facet-joint-cysts-a-comparison-of-percutaneous-surgical-decompression-and-fusion-approaches
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Ryan J Campbell, Ralph J Mobbs, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan
OBJECTIVE: Facet joint cysts (FJC) of the lumbar spine are an increasingly reported cause of radiculopathy, lower back pain and neurological deficits. Currently, there is a lack of conclusive evidence outlining when a particular treatment should be undertaken, nor what patient indications suit a particular approach. The present systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous treatment and surgical decompression with or without fusion. METHODS: A systematic literature search of scientific databases from their inception to February 2016 was performed by two reviewers...
November 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858686/inter-rater-reliability-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-sacroiliac-joint-disc-and-facet-joint-pain
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Cornelis W J van Tilburg, Johannes G Groeneweg, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Several diagnostic criteria sets are described in the literature to identify low back pain subtypes, but very little is known about the inter-rater reliability of these criteria. We conducted a study to determine the reliability of diagnostic tests that point towards SI joint-, disc- or facet joint pain. METHODS: Inter-rater reliability study alongside three randomized clinical trials. Multidisciplinary pain center of general hospital. Patients aged 18 or more with medical history and physical examination suggestive of sacroiliac joint-, disc- and facet joint pain on lumbar level...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852648/percutaneous-reduction-and-screw-fixation-of-displaced-intra-articular-fractures-of-the-calcaneus
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Saran Tantavisut, Phinit Phisitkul, Brian O Westerlind, Yubo Gao, Matthew D Karam, John L Marsh
BACKGROUND: Extensile open approaches to reduce and fix intra-articular calcaneal fractures are associated with high levels of wound complications. To avoid these complications, a technique of percutaneous reduction and fixation with screws alone was developed. This study assessed the clinical outcomes, radiographs, and postoperative CT scans after operative treatment with this technique. METHODS: 153 consecutive patients with 182 intra-articular calcaneal fractures were reviewed...
November 15, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843688/extreme-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-do-the-cons-outweigh-the-pros
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Major factors prompted the development of minimally invasive (MIS) extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF; NuVasive Inc., San Diego, CA, USE) for the thoracic/lumbar spine. These include providing interbody stabilization and indirect neural decompression while avoiding major visceral/vessel injury as seen with anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and to avert trauma to paraspinal muscles/facet joints found with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), and posterior-lateral fusion techniques (PLF)...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842547/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
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Chi-Yang Chang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Jung-Der Wang, Ching-Tai Lee, Chi-Ming Tai, Tao-Qian Tang, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a major health problem globally, affecting patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a precancerous lesion associated with GERD. BE patients might not only suffer from HRQOL losses by GERD but also face psychological distress due to the increased risk of developing cancer. However, the majority of patients in Asia have shorter BE segment which is different from the West. This study aimed to determine whether the HRQOL in BE patients were worse than in healthy referents in Taiwan...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831966/the-kinematics-and-spondylosis-of-the-lumbar-spine-vary-depending-on-the-levels-of-motion-segments-in-individuals-with-low-back-pain
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Bryce A Basques, Alejandro A Espinoza Orías, Grant D Shifflett, Michael P Fice, Gunnar B Andersson, Howard S An, Nozomu Inoue
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To identify associations of spondylotic and kinematic changes with low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The ability to characterize and differentiate the biomechanics of both the symptomatic and asymptomatic lumbar spine is crucial to alleviate the sparse literature on the association of lumbar spine biomechanics and LBP. METHODS: Lumbar dynamic plain radiographs (flexion-extension), dynamic CT scanning (axial rotation, disc height) and MRI (disc and facet degeneration grades) were obtained for each subject...
November 9, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815597/ultrasound-versus-fluoroscopy-guided-cervical-medial-branch-block-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-cervical-facet-joint-pain-a-retrospective-comparative-study
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Ki Deok Park, Dong-Ju Lim, Woo Yong Lee, JaeKi Ahn, Yongbum Park
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mid-term effects and advantages of the ultrasound (US)-guided with fluoroscopy(FL)-guided cervical medial branch blocks (CMBBs) for chronic cervical facet joint pain through assessment of pain relief, functional improvement, and injection efficiency. METHODS: Patients with chronic cervical facet joint pain who received US- (n = 68) or FL-guided CMBBs (n = 58) were included in this retrospective study. All procedures were performed using a FL or US...
November 4, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811527/a-cadaveric-study-evaluating-the-feasibility-of-an-ultrasound-guided-diagnostic-block-and-radiofrequency-ablation-technique-for-sacroiliac-joint-pain
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Shannon L Roberts, Robert S Burnham, Anne M Agur, Eldon Y Loh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound (US)-guided diagnostic block/radiofrequency ablation (RFA) along the lateral sacral crest (LSC) has been proposed for managing sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain. We sought to investigate (1) ease of visualization of bony landmarks using US; (2) consistency of US-guided needle placement along the LSC; and (3) percentage of the posterior sacral network (PSN) innervating the SIJ complex that would be captured if an RFA strip lesion were created between the needles...
November 2, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803810/delayed-onset-of-a-spinal-epidural-hematoma-after-facet-joint-injection
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Mirko Velickovic, Tobias M Ballhause
The treatment of chronic back pain is a challenging problem. Facet joint infiltration is an established treatment for chronic low back pain caused by arthrosis of the lumbar facet joints. Due to the increasing number of patients with chronic low back pain, this therapy has become more frequent. We treated a 51-year-old male patient, who developed an epidural hematoma 2 months after infiltration therapy. Our case shows that even a delayed onset of spinal epidural hematoma is possible and should be kept in mind as a possible cause of acute myelopathy after spinal intervention...
2016: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803230/randomised-sham-controlled-double-blind-multicentre-clinical-trial-to-ascertain-the-effect-of-percutaneous-radiofrequency-treatment-for-lumbar-facet-joint-pain
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C W J van Tilburg, D L Stronks, J G Groeneweg, F J P M Huygen
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of a percutaneous radiofrequency heat lesion at the medial branch of the primary dorsal ramus with a sham procedure, for the treatment of lumbar facet joint pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomised sham-controlled double blind multicentre trial was carried out at the multidisciplinary pain centres of two hospitals. A total of 60 patients aged > 18 years with a history and physical examination suggestive of facet joint pain and a decrease of ≥ 2 on a numerical rating scale (NRS 0 to 10) after a diagnostic facet joint test block were included...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793242/spinal-injection-of-local-anesthetic-during-cervical-facet-joint-injection
#17
Juan A Ramos
INTRODUCTION: Facet joint pain is a common source of non-radicular back pain worldwide. Non-surgical interventional modalities remain the mainstay in the treatment of facetogenic back pain and comprise the second most commonly performed interventional pain procedures in the USA. CASE: A 36 year-old man with chronic cervical pain secondary to C6-C7 facet arthrosis radiographically, underwent diagnostic local anesthetic bilateral facet joint injection under fluoroscopic guidance...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755498/painful-cervical-facet-joint-injury-is-accompianed-by-changes-in-the-number-of-excitatory-and-inhibitory-synapses-in-the-superficial-dorsal-horn-that-differentially-relate-to-local-tissue-injury-severity
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Meagan E Ita, Nathan D Crosby, Ben A Bulka, Beth A Winkelstein
STUDY DESIGN: Immunohistochemistry labeled pre- and post-synaptic structural markers to quantify excitatory and inhibitory synapses in the spinal superficial dorsal horn at 14 days after painful facet joint injury in the rat. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between pain and synapse density in the spinal cord after facet injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neck pain is a major contributor to disability and often becomes chronic...
October 17, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755205/lumbar-facet-resurfacing-first-experience-with-the-fenix-implant
#19
Erik V de Kelft
STUDY DESIGN: This is a feasibility study to confirm the design, patient population, and the surgical technique for FENIX implants. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the safety and the clinical and radiologic performance of bilaterally implanted FENIX facet resurfacing device. INTRODUCTION: Facet joint osteoarthritis is responsible for up to 30% of chronic low back pain. Arthroplasty is a surgical treatment option that aims to relieve pain while maintaining or restoring motion...
November 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753698/comparison-of-decompression-with-and-without-fusion-for-patients-with-synovial-facet-cysts
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Maarten van Dijke, Stein J Janssen, Thomas D Cha, Kirkham B Wood, Lawrence F Borges, Mitchel B Harris, Christopher M Bono, Joseph H Schwab
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare (1) recurrence of radiculopathy and (2) back pain after decompression with and without fusion for patients with a symptomatic synovial cyst. BACKGROUND: Previous work described favorable outcomes following cyst excision with and without fusion. Because of the association of facet cysts with spinal instability it is hypothesized that a decompression with fusion will lead to better outcomes...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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