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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228056/back-and-neck-pain-and-function-in-females-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-follow-up-at-least-23-years-after-conservative-treatment-with-a-milwaukee-brace
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Ewa Misterska, Jakub Głowacki, Adam Okręt, Maria Laurentowska, Maciej Głowacki
We aimed to explore the long-term outcomes of back and neck pain and functionality in adult females with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), who had been treated with a Milwaukee brace, in a follow-up study a minimum of 23 years after the completion of the treatment, using radiological, clinical and socio-demographical data. Thirty AIS patients (scoliosis group-SG), were included in the study based on an extensive search of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic charts. All treatments were successfully completed between 1974 and 1990...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200174/predictability-of-supine-radiographs-for-determining-in-brace-correction-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#2
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Karen Kar Lum Yiu, Srinivasa Vidyadhara, Peggy Pui Yee Chan, Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Kin Cheung Mak
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiographic study OBJECTIVE.: To assess whether flexibility as revealed by the supine radiograph, predicts in-brace curve correction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Currently there is no consensus regarding a standard method to assess curve flexibility and immediate brace effectiveness in treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Brace fabrication methods may be variable but ideally it should achieve maximal curve correction. Curve flexibility governs the degree of curve correction in-brace and hence dynamic radiographs are commonly performed prior to brace fitting...
December 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166933/correlation-between-facet-tropism-and-lumbar-degenerative-disease-a-retrospective-analysis
#3
Tian Gao, Qi Lai, Song Zhou, Xuqiang Liu, Yuan Liu, Ping Zhan, Xiaolong Yu, Jun Xiao, Min Dai, Bin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between facet tropism and spinal degenerative diseases, such as degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: This study retrospectively analysed clinical data from the Department of Orthopaedics at The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University. Ninety-two patients were diagnosed with lumbar spondylolisthesis, 64 patients with degenerative scoliosis, and 86 patients with lumbar disc herniation between 1 October 2014 and 1 October 2016...
November 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112006/modified-lumbosacral-angle-and-modified-pelvic-incidence-as-new-parameters-for-management-of-pediatric-high-grade-spondylolisthesis
#4
Zhenjiang Ma, Changqing Zhao, Kai Zhang, Lin Du, Jianping Tian, Xiaojiang Sun, Jie Zhao
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to introduce new parameters that can better describe the pelvic morphology and lumbosacral segmental deformity in children with high-grade spondylolisthesis of the L5 vertebra: modified pelvic incidence (mPI) and modified lumbosacral angle (mLSA). Also, we aimed to establish the mLSA as a convenient, reliable measurement method and criteria to evaluate the reduction of L5 vertebral slippage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Numerous parameters and methods exist to evaluate segmental deformity and reduction of L5 vertebral slippage, but no definitive standard for accurately and conveniently describing lumbosacral kyphosis and degree of reduction exists...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094108/curve-progression-after-long-term-brace-treatment-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-comparative-results-between-over-and-under-30-cobb-degrees-sosort-2017-award-winner
#5
Angelo G Aulisa, Vincenzo Guzzanti, Francesco Falciglia, Marco Galli, Paolo Pizzetti, Lorenzo Aulisa
Background: The factors influencing curve behavior following bracing are incompletely understood and there is no agreement if scoliotic curves stop progressing with skeletal maturity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the loss of the scoliotic curve correction in patients treated with bracing during adolescence and to compare patient outcomes of under and over 30 Cobb degrees, 10 years after brace removal. Methods: We reviewed 93 (87 female) of 200 and nine patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) who were treated with the Lyon or PASB brace at a mean of 15 years (range 10-35)...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049269/long-term-surgical-outcomes-after-early-definitive-spinal-fusion-for-early-onset-scoliosis-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-at-mean-follow-up-of-14-years
#6
Ryoji Tauchi, Noriaki Kawakami, Michael Anton Castro, Tetsuya Ohara, Toshiki Saito, Kazuaki Morishita, Ippei Yamauchi
BACKGROUND: Several authors mentioned surgical outcome for scoliosis associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). However, no studies have summarized long-term surgical outcomes after surgical treatment of early-onset scoliosis (EOS) with NF-1. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term surgical outcome after early definitive spinal fusion for EOS in NF-1 patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review on a cohort of 11 patients diagnosed with EOS associated with NF-1 between 1990 and 2009 in our hospital...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953709/differential-rod-contouring-is-essential-for-improving-vertebral-rotation-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-thoracic-curves-assessed-with-intraoperative-ct
#7
Shoji Seki, Peter O Newton, Yasuhito Yahara, Hiroto Makino, Masato Nakano, Norikazu Hirano, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Tomoatsu Kimura
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the contributions of rod contouring and of differential rod contouring (DRC) to the reduction of apical axial vertebral body rotation in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: DRC is used for posterior spinal correction and fusion. The contribution of DRC to vertebral body derotation is unclear. METHODS: We analyzed the results of intraoperative computed tomography (CT) in 40 consecutive AIS patients with thoracic curves (Lenke type I or II, 35; type III or IV, 5)...
September 26, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943143/can-surgery-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-of-less-than-50-degrees-of-main-thoracic-curve-achieve-good-results
#8
Tetsuhiko Mimura, Jun Takahashi, Shota Ikegami, Shugo Kuraishi, Masayuki Shimizu, Toshimasa Futatsugi, Masashi Uehara, Hiroki Oba, Michihiko Koseki, Hiroyuki Kato
BACKGROUND: It is generally recognized that the main thoracic curve Cobb angle threshold for surgical correction is approximately 50 degrees in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Although AIS with a Cobb angle of <50 degrees is sometimes treated surgically to improve cosmesis, the precise outcomes are unclear. This study analyzed the postoperative results for AIS with a main thoracic curve of 50 degrees. METHODS: Thirty-nine consecutive patients with Lenke type 1-2 curves underwent posterior spinal fusion for AIS...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932008/h-reflex-changes-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
Mohamed Salaheldien Mohamed Alayat, Ehab Mohamed Abdel-Kafy, Ashraf Mohamed Abdelaal
[Purpose] To detect H-reflex asymmetry and investigate the effect of direction sensitive exercise therapy protocol among patients with thoracolumbar and/or lumbar scoliosis. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty patients (10-17 years), Cobb's angle 10-20 degrees with thoracolumbar and lumbar scoliosis participated in the study. Soleus H-reflex was tested on both sides during prone lying position and standing position. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups. Group I received direction sensitive exercise therapy while the participants in group II received traditional exercise...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889983/analysing-the-change-of-sagittal-balance-in-patients-with-lenke-5-idiopathic-scoliosis
#10
Okan Ozkunt, Gökhan Karademir, Kerim Sariyilmaz, Halil Can Gemalmaz, Fatih Dikici, Unsal Domanic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate preoperative and postoperative spinopelvic parameters and the influence of lowest instrumented vertebrae on sagittal parameters in Lenke 5 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients. METHODS: A total of 42 patients (37 females, 5 males; mean age: 16.71 ± 3.46 years) were included in the study. Preoperative and postoperative last follow up lumbar lordosis (LL), thoracic kyphosis (TK), pelvic tilt (PT), pelvic incidence (PI) and sacral slope (SS) angles measured...
September 7, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885088/progression-of-trunk-imbalance-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-with-a-thoracolumbar-lumbar-curve-is-it-predictable-at-the-initial-visit
#11
Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho
OBJECTIVE Progression of trunk imbalance is an important finding during follow-up of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Nevertheless, no factors that predict progression of trunk imbalance have been identified. The purpose of this study was to identify parameters that predict progression of trunk imbalance in cases of AIS with a structural thoracolumbar/lumbar (TL/L) curve. METHODS This study included 105 patients with AIS and a structural TL/L curve who were followed up at an outpatient clinic...
November 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872419/impact-of-scoliosis-severity-on-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#12
Bruna M A Saraiva, Geferson S Araujo, Evandro F Sperandio, Alberto O Gotfryd, Victor Z Dourado, Milena C Vidotto
The aim of this study is to evaluate the walked distance and physiological responses during Incremental Shuttle Walk Test (ISWT) in patients with different degrees of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHOD: We evaluated 20 healthy teenagers and 46 with AIS were divided into two groups: AIS > 45° and AIS < 45º. The volunteers performed an ISWT and the following physiological responses were quantified: oxygen consumption (VO2), tidal volume (VT) and ventilation (VE) and the walked distance (ISWD)...
September 5, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834850/initial-cast-correction-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-outcome-success-for-infantile-idiopathic-scoliosis
#13
Jaime A Gomez, Alexandra Grzywna, Patricia E Miller, Lawrence I Karlin, Sumeet Garg, James O Sanders, Peter F Sturm, Paul D Sponseller, Jacques L D'Astous, Michael P Glotzbecker
BACKGROUND: Cast treatment for infantile idiopathic scoliosis patients ultimately corrects deformity in varying amounts. As the reasons for these differential outcomes are not fully elucidated, the aim of this study was to identify clinical and radiographic variables correlated with better cast correction. METHODS: Patients in the Children's Spine Study Group and Growing Spine Study Group registries who underwent cast treatment for idiopathic scoliosis between 2005 and 2013 with 1-year minimum follow-up were included...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816828/coronal-decompensation-after-posterior-only-thoracolumbar-hemivertebra-resection-and-short-fusion-in-young-children-with-congenital-scoliosis
#14
Song Li, Zhong-Hui Chen, Yong Qiu, Liang Xu, Xi Chen, Chang-Zhi Du, Ze-Zhang Zhu, Xu Sun
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of coronal decompensation after posterior-only thoracolumbar hemivertebra (HV) resection and short fusion in patients younger than 5 years old. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative coronal decompensation may occur in operated patients during the follow-up. However, there is a paucity of valid data regarding this complication in very young patients with thoracolumbar HV...
August 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816707/effect-of-group-exercising-and-adjusting-the-brace-at-shorter-intervals-on-cobb-angle-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
#15
Zahra Hedayati, Amir Ahmadi, Mojtaba Kamyab, Taher Babaee, Mohammad Saleh Ganjavian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of group exercise with brace adjustment at shorter intervals than used in routine practice in late-onset idiopathic scoliosis patients. DESIGN: This was a quasi-experimental study. Thirty patients with progressive scoliosis curves of 15-50 degrees and a prescription for a brace were divided into experimental and control groups, both of which participated in an 11-wk treatment program. Those in the experimental group underwent brace adjustment twice per week and performed group exercise, whereas those in the control group received a routine protocol...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796720/srs-22r-scores-in-nonoperated-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-with-curves-greater-than-forty-degrees
#16
W Timothy Ward, Nicole A Friel, Tanya S Kenkre, Maria M Brooks, Joanne A Londino, James W Roach
STUDY DESIGN: Case control comparative series. OBJECTIVE: Describe surgical range adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients electing to forgo surgery and compare health-related quality-of-life outcomes to a similar cohort of operated AIS patients by the same single surgeon. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No data have been published either documenting SRS-22r scores of nonoperated patients with curves ≥40° or comparing these scores to a demographically similar operated cohort...
August 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796046/effect-of-patient-position-on-the-lordosis-and-scoliosis-of-patients-with-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis
#17
Han Fei, Wei-Shi Li, Zhuo-Ran Sun, Shuai Jiang, Zhong-Qiang Chen
This study aimed to analyze the effect of patient positions on the lordosis and scoliosis of patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS).Seventy-seven patients with DLS were retrospectively analyzed. We measured lordosis and Cobb's angle on preoperative upright x-rays and magnetic resonance imagings in supine position. The lordosis and scoliosis of surgical segments in intraoperative prone position were measured on intraoperative radiographs of 20 patients to compare with that in standing position. Paired t tests were performed to investigate the parameters of the sample...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777284/outcomes-of-primary-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-scoliosis-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy-clinical-radiographic-and-pulmonary-outcomes-and-complications
#18
Joshua B Holt, Lori A Dolan, Stuart L Weinstein
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a progressive neuromuscular disease commonly including progressive scoliosis resulting in severe deformity and negatively affecting pulmonary function. Surgical correction and stabilization of this progressive deformity is generally recommended; however, the timing and method of surgical fixation remains controversial. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinical, radiographic, and pulmonary function data from 16 children with SMA and surgically treated scoliosis between 1985 and 2013...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765805/computer-assisted-cobb-angle-measurements-a-novel-algorithm
#19
Dean N Papaliodis, Pierino G Bonanni, Timothy T Roberts, Khalid Hesham, Nicholas Richardson, Robert A Cheney, James P Lawrence, Allen L Carl, William F Lavelle
BACKGROUND: The standard for evaluating scoliosis is PA radiographs using Cobb angle to measure curve magnitude. Newer PACS systems allow easier Cobb angle calculations, but have not improved inter/intra observer precision of measurement. Cobb angle and its progression are important to determine treatment; therefore, angle variability is not optimal. This study seeks to demonstrate that a performance equivalent to that achieved in the manual method is possible using a novel computer algorithm with limited user input...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746131/assessment-of-the-cross-sectional-areas-of-the-psoas-major-and-multifidus-muscles-in-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity-a-case-control-study
#20
Tomohiro Banno, Yu Yamato, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Sho Kobayashi, Daisuke Togawa, Shin Oe, Yuki Mihara, Kenta Kurosu, Naoto Yamamoto, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: This is a case-control study. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare the cross-sectional areas of the psoas major and multifidus muscles between elderly patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) and age-matched and body weight-matched controls, and to evaluate the associations between the cross-sectional areas of these muscles and the severity of spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The study included 49 female kyphosis patients with mild scoliosis (Cobb angle <20 degrees; mean age, 70...
August 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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