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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427980/comparative-study-between-cobalt-chrome-and-titanium-alloy-rods-for-multi-level-spinal-fusion-proximal-junctional-kyphosis-more-frequently-occurred-in-patients-having-cobalt-chrome-rods
#1
Sanghyun Han, Seung-Jae Hyun, Ki-Jeong Kim, Tae-Ahn Jahng, Hyun-Jib Kim
BACKGROUND: The use of titanium alloy (Ti) rods is frequently associated with rod fracture following spinal fixation. To address this issue, cobalt chrome (CoCr) rods-which are advantageous due to their greater strength and resistance to fatigue relative to Ti rods-have been introduced. The purpose of the present study was to compare radiographic outcomes following the use of Ti versus CoCr rods in a matched cohort of patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for treatment of spinal instability...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427315/computational-modeling-of-long-term-effects-of-prophylactic-vertebroplasty-on-bone-adaptation
#2
Sandro D Badilatti, Patrik Christen, Stephen J Ferguson, Ralph Müller
Cement augmentation in vertebrae (vertebroplasty) is usually used to restore mechanical strength after spinal fracture but could also be used as a prophylactic treatment. So far, the mechanical competence has been determined immediately post-treatment, without considering long-term effects of bone adaptation. In this work, we investigated such long-term effects of vertebroplasty on the stiffness of the augmented bone by means of computational simulation of bone adaptation. Using micro-finite element analysis, we determined sites of increased mechanical stress (stress raisers) and stress shielding and, based on the simulations, regions with increased or decreased bone loss due to augmentation...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425239/an-8-week-thoracic-spine-stabilization-exercise-program-improves-postural-back-pain-spine-alignment-postural-sway-and-core-endurance-in-university-students-a-randomized-controlled-study
#3
Şeyda Toprak Çelenay, Derya Özer Kaya
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the effects of an 8-week thoracic stabilization exercise program on back pain, spinal alignment, postural sway, and core endurance in university students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: University students were randomly allocated into exercise (n: 28) and control (n: 25) groups. The exercise program was carried out 3 days a week for 8 weeks. Postural pain, spinal alignment, postural sway, and core endurance were assessed via visual analogue scale, Spinal Mouse, Biodex Balance System, and McGill's trunk muscle endurance tests at the baseline and after 8 weeks of training...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424050/in-the-quest-for-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-etiology-the-schmorl-s-nodes-model
#4
Janan Abbas, Viviane Slon, Dan Stein, Natan Peled, Israel Hershkovitz, Kamal Hamoud
BACKGROUND: Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a common health problem in the elderly and usually associated with three-joint complex degeneration. Schmorl's nodes (SNs) are described as vertical herniation of the disc into the vertebral body through a weakened part of the end plate that can lead to disc degeneration. Since SNs can harm the spine unit stability, the association between DLSS and SNs is expected. The aim of this study is to shed light on the relationship between degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis and SNs...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418395/an-analysis-of-ideal-and-actual-time-to-surgery-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-canada
#5
R A Glennie, C S Bailey, E C Tsai, V K Noonan, C S Rivers, D R Fourney, H Ahn, B K Kwon, J Paquet, B Drew, M G Fehlings, N Attabib, S D Christie, J Finkelstein, R J Hurlbert, S Parent, M F Dvorak
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective registry and surgeon survey. OBJECTIVES: To identify surgeon opinion on ideal practice regarding the timing of decompression/stabilization for spinal cord injury and actual practice. Discrepancies in surgical timing and barriers to ideal timing of surgery were explored. SETTING: Canada. METHODS: Patients from the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Registry (RHSCIR, 2004-2014) were reviewed to determine actual timing of surgical management...
April 18, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414168/decompression-alone-versus-fusion-for-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis
#6
Sung Hyun Noh, Ho Yeol Zhang, Hyun Sun Lim, Hyeon Jin Song, Kyung Hwa Yang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: A spinal infection is a serious problem for a spine surgeon, and there is currently much debate regarding how best to treat pyogenic spondylodiscitis using antibiotics and the instrumentations that have been developed to date. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine which is better method for treating pyogenic spondylodiscitis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: A retrospective chart review was performed. PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty-one patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis underwent surgical treatment between 2000 and 2016 at the authors' institution...
April 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413581/robotic-assisted-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval
#7
Shahin Owji, Tony Lu, Thomas M Loh, Adeline Schwein, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Although anticoagulation remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with venous thromboembolism, guidelines recommend the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in those who fail anticoagulation or have contraindications to its use. Short-term use of filters has proven effective in reducing the rate of pulmonary embolism. However, their extended use is associated with a variety of complications such as thrombosis, filter migration, or caval perforation, thus making a case for timely filter retrieval. This is the case of a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic oral anticoagulation use for multiple deep venous thrombi (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) who required cervical and thoracic spinal intervention for spondylosis and foramina stenosis...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411443/assessment-of-stability-during-gait-in-patients-with-spinal-deformity-a-preliminary-analysis-using-the-dynamic-stability-margin
#8
Anne-Laure Simon, Vipul Lugade, Kathie Bernhardt, A Noelle Larson, Kenton Kaufman
Daily living activities are dynamic, requiring spinal motion through space. Current assessment of spinal deformities is based on static measurements from full-spine standing radiographs. Tools to assess dynamic stability during gait might be useful to enhance the standard evaluation. The aim of this study was to evaluate gait dynamic imbalance in patients with spinal deformity using the dynamic stability margin (DSM). Twelve normal subjects and 17 patients with spinal deformity were prospectively recruited...
April 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410821/-analgesia-nociception-index-for-perioperative-analgesia-monitoring-in-spinal-surgery
#9
Guldem Turan, Arzu Yıldırım Ar, Yıldız Yigit Kuplay, Oznur Demiroluk, Mustafa Gazi, Nur Akgun, Erhan Celikoglu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Analgesia Nociception Index is an index used to measure the levels of pain, sympathetic system activity and heart rate variability during general anesthesia. In our study, Analgesia Nociception Index monitoring in two groups who had undergone spinal stabilization surgery and were administered propofol-remifentanil (Total Intravenous Anesthesia) and sevoflurane-remifentanyl anesthesia was compared regarding its significance for prediction of postoperative early pain...
April 11, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409288/temporary-fusionless-posterior-occipitocervical-fixation-for-a-proximal-junctional-type-ii-odontoid-fracture-after-previous-c2-pelvis-fusion-case-report-description-of-a-new-surgical-technique-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Alexander A Theologis, Vedat Deviren, Bobby Tay
PURPOSE: Axial fractures in patients with a previous C2-pelvis posterior instrumented fusion are rare and may be challenging to manage. Motion preservation in the axial spine for these patients is important, as the C1-2 and Occipit-C1 joints are their only remaining mobile spinal segments. In this unique report, we present for the first time the use of a fusionless occipitocervical operation for the treatment of a type II odontoid fracture and unilateral C2 pars fracture adjacent to a previous C2-pelvis posterior instrumented fusion...
April 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401250/-skeletal-hemangiomas
#11
M Rickert, A Meurer
Hemangiomas are benign tumors, which are mainly composed of neoplastic blood vessels. The exact pathogenesis is still unclear. They are the most common benign spinal tumors and also occur less commonly in the bones of the extremities. Hemangiomas are often clinically asymptomatic and are diagnosed as incidental findings. Women are affected more frequently than men (2:1). The X‑ray and computed tomography (CT) diagnostics typically demonstrate the classical honeycombing or vertically orientated lucencies separated by thickened cancellous bone in the affected skeletal section...
April 11, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399877/overground-vs-treadmill-based-robotic-gait-training-to-improve-seated-balance-in-people-with-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Amanda E Chisholm, Raed A Alamro, Alison M M Williams, Tania Lam
BACKGROUND: Robotic overground gait training devices, such as the Ekso, require users to actively participate in triggering steps through weight-shifting movements. It remains unknown how much the trunk muscles are activated during these movements, and if it is possible to transfer training effects to seated balance control. This study was conducted to compare the activity of postural control muscles of the trunk during overground (Ekso) vs. treadmill-based (Lokomat) robotic gait training, and evaluate changes in seated balance control in people with high-thoracic motor-complete spinal cord injury (SCI)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399557/radiological-results-and-clinical-patient-outcome-after-implantation-of-a-hydraulic-expandable-vertebral-body-replacement-following-traumatic-vertebral-fractures-in-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-a-3-year-follow-up
#13
Michael Kreinest, Dorothee Schmahl, Paul A Grützner, Stefan Matschke
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective monocentric study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was the analysis of patient outcome and radiological results 3 years after implantation of a hydraulic expandable vertebral body replacement (VBR) system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Around 70% to 90% of all traumatic spinal fractures are located in the thoracic and lumbar spine. Dorso-ventral stabilization is a frequently used procedure in traumatic vertebral body fracture treatment...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399553/rectus-capitis-posterior-minor-histological-and-biomechanical-links-to-the-spinal-dura-mater
#14
Gabriel Venne, Brian J Rasquinha, Manuela Kunz, Randy E Ellis
STUDY DESIGN: Serial histological investigation was performed on 10 cadaveric specimens and biomechanical tests were performed on five specimens, both focused on the tissue connexion between the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPMi) and the spinal dura. OBJECTIVE: This study had two components: to clarify the microscopic structure of the tissue link between RCPMi and the dura mater, and to evaluate the mechanical role of this tissue complex. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dissection-based and imaging-based reports have suggested a connective tissue link between the RCPMi and the dura mater at the posterior-atlanto-occipital (PAO) level...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392347/predictors-of-improvement-in-low-back-pain-after-lumbar-decompression-surgery-prospective-study-of-140-patients
#15
Hiroki Oba, Jun Takahashi, Takahiro Tsutsumimoto, Shota Ikegami, Hiroshi Ohta, Mutsuki Yui, Hidemi Kosaku, Takayuki Kamanaka, Hiromichi Misawa, Hiroyuki Kato
BACKGROUND: Lumbar decompression surgery is often used to treat neurological symptoms of the lower extremity as a result of lumbar disease. However, this method also leads to the improvement of the accompanying low back pain (LBP). We studied the extent of LBP improvement after lumbar decompression surgery without fusion and the associated preoperative factors. METHODS: Patients (n = 140) with lumbar spinal stenosis (n = 90) or lumbar disc herniation (n = 50) were included...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391382/insufficient-stability-of-pedicle-screws-in-osteoporotic-vertebrae-biomechanical-correlation-of-bone-mineral-density-and-pedicle-screw-fixation-strength
#16
Lukas Weiser, Gerd Huber, Kay Sellenschloh, Lennart Viezens, Klaus Püschel, Michael M Morlock, Wolfgang Lehmann
PURPOSE: Loosening of pedicle screws is one major complication of posterior spinal stabilisation, especially in the patients with osteoporosis. Augmentation of pedicle screws with cement or lengthening of the instrumentation is widely used to improve implant stability in these patients. However, it is still unclear from which value of bone mineral density (BMD) the stability of pedicle screws is insufficient and an additional stabilisation should be performed. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of bone mineral density and pedicle screw fatigue strength as well as to define a threshold value for BMD below which an additional stabilisation is recommended...
April 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390890/impact-of-soft-tissue-imbalance-on-knee-flexion-angle-after-posterior-stabilized-total-knee-arthroplasty
#17
Sachiyuki Tsukada, Tomoko Fujii, Motohiro Wakui
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to assess the impact of soft tissue imbalance on the knee flexion angle 2 years after posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: A total of 329 consecutive varus knees were included to assess the association of knee flexion angle 2 years after TKA with preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables. All intraoperative soft tissue measurements were performed by a single surgeon under spinal anesthesia in a standardized manner including the subvastus approach, reduced patella, and without use of a pneumonic tourniquet...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383432/atypical-spinal-tuberculosis-involved-noncontiguous-multiple-segments-case-series-report-with-literature-review
#18
Lin-Nan Wang, Lei Wang, Li-Min Liu, Yue-Ming Song, Yue Li, Hao Liu
In its typical form, spinal tuberculosis (TB) presents as destroyed contiguous vertebral bodies with involvement of intervertebral discs and paravertebral or psoas abscesses. Atypical forms are uncommonly reported. Here, we describe 8 patients with noncontiguous multisegmental spinal TB with no intervertebral disc involvement. From 2013 to 2014, we surgically treated 384 patients with spinal TB to relieve spinal cord compression, re-establish spinal stability, confirm the diagnosis, and debride the TB foci...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377864/open-door-laminoplasty-creation-of-a-new-vertebral-arch
#19
Monica Lara-Almunia, Javier Hernandez-Vicente
BACKGROUND: We describe the carrying out of our open door laminoplasty technique by reproducing a posterior vertebral arch using a local originating autologous bony graft and titanium plates. METHODS: We designed a prospective study and present our first 16 patients. The clinical results were evaluated with the JOA score, Nurick scale and the VAS. The functional and radiological evaluation was performed with radiographs, CT and MRI, and the measurements of the dimensions of the spinal canal were carried out with the MIPAV programme ( Johns Hopkins University)...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367856/successful-management-of-gorham-stout-disease-in-the-cervical-spine-by-combined-conservative-and-surgical-treatments-a-case-report
#20
Satoshi Tateda, Toshimi Aizawa, Ko Hashimoto, Haruo Kanno, Susumu Ohtsu, Eiji Itoi, Hiroshi Ozawa
Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) is a rare condition characterized by intraosseous proliferation of endothelial-lined vessels and progressive osteolysis. The precise etiology and pathophysiology of the disease remain poorly understood. Current therapeutic options for GSD include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical resection, but the surgical treatment of GSD is difficult, especially in the spinal lesion. The indication of wide-margined resection was limited because of anatomical features. Herein, we report a case of GSD of the cervical spine in which the lesions were successfully stabilized with combined conservative and surgical treatments...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
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