Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques
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Evaluation of immediate postoperative complications and outcomes among military personnel treated for spinal trauma in Afghanistan: a cohort...
Retrospective case-control study. The objective of the study was to compare neurological outcomes and complication rates between a series of combat-injured patients treated in Afghanistan (AFG) and those treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). At present, no studies have addressed the i...
Usefulness of an early MRI-based classification system for predicting vertebral collapse and pseudoarthrosis after osteoporotic vertebral fr...
Our results suggest that the radiologic prognosis can be estimated to a limited extent by determining the degree and extent of osteoporotic vertebral fractures using an early magnetic resonance imaging-based classification....
Expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α, vascular endothelial growth factor, and matrix metalloproteinases 1, 3, and 9 in hypertrophied li...
Immunohistological study. To elucidate the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the hypertrophied ligamentum flavum (LF) obtained from patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The most common spinal disorder...
Anterior operation for unstable thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures: tricortical autogenous iliac bone versus titanium mesh cage.
We retrospectively compared 25 cases that used the autogenous iliac bone grafting with 18 cases that used a titanium mesh cage for reconstruction of the vertebral body. To analyze clinical and radiographic results of the autogenous iliac bone and a titanium mesh cage used to reconstruct the vertebra...
Anatomic relationship between superior mesenteric artery and aorta before and after surgical correction of thoracolumbar kyphosis.
A computed tomographic study. To investigate the changed anatomic relationship between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta in surgically treated ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome in kyphosis patients after surgery has been...
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) plus BMP-2 upregulates intervertebral disc-cell matrix synthesis more than either BMP-2 alone or PEMF al...
We decided to carry out an experiment whereby we combined PEMF with BMP-2. Our thoughts were that BMP-2 plus PEMF could be better than either alone. The PEMF signal used was similar to that used in the clinical treatment of fracture nonunions or delayed fracture healing. Human disc cells were treate...
Prospective Evaluation of Quality of Life in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis before and after Surgery.
: Surgical treatment of AIS improved patient quality of life, as shown by significant improvement on all SRS-30 and SF-36 domains. Questionnaire scores did not correlate with Cobb angle, curve correction, or type of instrumentation....
Cervical endplate and facet arthrosis: an anatomic study of cadaveric specimens.
An anatomic, epidemiologic study of cervical endplate and facet arthrosis in cadaveric spines. To determine the prevalence of cervical endplate and facet arthrosis and the relationship between these 2 entities in a large population sample. Cervical endplate and facet arthrosis are common radiographi...
Multilevel lumbar spinal stenosis decompression: midterm outcome using a modified hinge osteotomy technique.
A prospective cohort study was carried out looking at the functional outcome and post procedure translational segmental instability after multi-level lumbar decompression using a hinge osteotomy technique. The hinge osteotomy technique involves unilateral subperiosteal muscle dissection with osteoto...
Primary internal fixation of unilateral C1 lateral mass sagittal split fractures: a series of 3 cases.
We have previously described an uncommon fracture variant involving a unilateral sagittal split of the C1 lateral mass with high propensity for late deformity and pain, despite lack of compromise to the transverse atlantal ligament. A retrospective review of all patients with C1 fractures between Se...