Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques
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A pilot evaluation of the role of bracing in stable thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurological deficit.
Prospective, 2-center, observer-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Investigate clinical and radiologic outcomes of bracing versus no-bracing in the treatment of stable thoracolumbar burst fractures. Management of thoracolumbar burst fractures depends upon clinical presentation of neurological def...
Single-stage Internal Fixation for Thoracolumbar Spinal Tuberculosis Using 4 Different Surgical Approaches.
We investigated 4 variant surgical approaches for internal fixation of spinal TB. The effectiveness of single-stage surgical fixation for different degrees of spinal TB is a matter of debate. Operation time and bleeding volume were recorded. Complications, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) s...
Comparison of screw malposition and vertebral artery injury of C2 pedicle and transarticular screws: meta-analysis and review of the literat...
Our review identified a higher risk of VAI, neurological injury, and clinically significant malpositions with TAS compared with C2PS. These data provide preliminary support for the supposition that C2PS have a lower risk of morbidity....
Clinical and computed tomographic evaluation of safety and efficacy of facet screw fixation in the subaxial cervical spine.
We modified the trajectory to direct the screws laterally from the sagittal plane to place the root at less risk and improve fixation by increasing the excursion of the screws into bone. No clinical reports exist describing the quadricortical facet screw placed in a lateral direction. A total of 95...
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....