Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques

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LWW and Ovid from 2002

  1. The clinical characteristics and risk factors for the adjacent segment degeneration in instrumented lumbar fusion.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):305 (2008) PMID 18600137

    A retrospective study. The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical significance of, characteristics of, and risk factors for adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) in patients who have undergone instrumented lumbar fusion. ASD has been considered a potential long-term complication of spina...
  2. Percutaneous vertebroplasty in multiple myeloma vertebral involvement.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):344 (2008) PMID 18600145

    The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous vertebroplasty, a new technique for the treatment of vertebral pain deriving from fracture or gross osteolytic lesion due to multiple myeloma spinal involvement. Spinal osteolytic lesions are frequently associated w...
  3. Treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with quantified trunk rotational strength training: a pilot study.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):349 (2008) PMID 18600146

    Prospective clinical trial. To test the hypothesis that quantified trunk rotational strength training will equalize any strength asymmetry, increase strength overall, and stabilize adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Bracing, the only generally accepted form of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis nonop...
  4. Reherniation and failure after lumbar discectomy: a comparison of fragment excision alone versus subtotal discectomy.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):316 (2008) PMID 18600139

    Retrospective review of 259 lumbar discectomies. To compare rates of reoperation after subtotal discectomy versus established rates after fragment excision. Herniated nucleus pulposes (HNP) and annular morphology influence rates of reherniation after discectomy. Certain patterns are linked to re...
  5. Therapy of spinal wound infections using vacuum-assisted wound closure: risk factors leading to resistance to treatment.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):320 (2008) PMID 18600140

    This study retrospectively reviewed spine surgical procedures complicated by wound infection and managed by a protocol including the use of vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC). To define factors influencing the number of debridements needed before the final wound closure by applying VAC for pati...
  6. The effects of lentiviral gene therapy with bone morphogenetic protein-2-producing bone marrow cells on spinal fusion in rats.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):372 (2008) PMID 18600149

    Rat spinal fusion model. This study aimed to assess the ability of rat bone marrow cells (RBMCs) transfected with bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2-containing lentivirus to induce a posterolateral spinal fusion in a rat model. Spinal arthrodesis is a commonly performed spinal procedure and auto...
  7. Percutaneous sacroiliac joint arthrodesis: a novel technique.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):359 (2008) PMID 18600147

    Consecutive case series. To report a new percutaneous sacroiliac joint (SIJ) arthrodesis technique utilizing a Hollow Modular Anchorage screw. A variety of SIJ arthrodesis techniques have been reported in the established academia to treat intractable SIJ pain. None combines minimal surgical expo...
  8. Instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion for patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):310 (2008) PMID 18600138

    Surgery for degenerative lumbar scoliosis remains challenging for spine surgeons even with the application of pedicle screw instrumentation. This retrospective study assesses the outcomes of instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for degenerative lumbar scoliosis. From April 2000 ...
  9. Residual motion on flexion-extension radiographs after simulated lumbar arthrodesis in human cadavers.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):364 (2008) PMID 18600148

    Flexion-extension radiographs are commonly used to assess lumbar fusion. Recommended criteria for solid fusion have varied from 1 to 5 degrees of angular motion between vertebrae. Notwithstanding this wide variation, the validity of these criteria have never been biomechanically tested. As a pre...
  10. Preservation of the nuchal ligament plays an important role in preventing unfavorable radiologic changes after laminoplasty.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):338 (2008) PMID 18600144

    Prospective study. To examine whether preservation of the funicular section of the nuchal ligament attached to the C6 and C7 spinous processes could prevent unfavorable radiologic changes such as kyphotic deformity and destabilization at the C6/7 segment, and to investigate possible correlations...
  11. Transvertebral Transsacral strut grafting for high-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis L5-S1 with fibular allograft.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):328 (2008) PMID 18600142

    A clinical retrospective study was conducted. To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of 25 consecutive patients with symptomatic high-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 treated by decompression and transvertebral, transsacral strut grafting with fibular allograft. Symptomatic h...
  12. Clinical results of intrapedicular partial pediculectomy for lumbar foraminal stenosis.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):324 (2008) PMID 18600141

    A retrospective case study of the use of intrapedicular partial pediculectomy (IPPP) to treat lumbar foraminal stenosis. To evaluate the clinical results of lumbar foraminal stenosis treated with IPPP. There is no gold standard for the surgical treatment of foraminal stenosis, which occurs in 8%...
  13. Myelographic evaluation of cervical spondylosis: patient tolerance and complications.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(5):334 (2008) PMID 18600143

    Retrospective chart review of documented adverse events in 637 consecutive patients after computed tomogram myelography and follow-up interview of the most recent 100 of these patients. This study assessed documented prevalence of adverse events after diagnostic myelography in cervical spondylot...
  14. Cervical spine motion in manual versus Jackson table turning methods in a cadaveric global instability model.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(4):273 (2008) PMID 18525488

    A study of spine biomechanics in a cadaver model. To quantify motion in multiple axes created by transfer methods from stretcher to operating table in the prone position in a cervical global instability model. Patients with an unstable cervical spine remain at high risk for further secondary inj...
  15. Evolution of bone mineral density after percutaneous kyphoplasty in fresh osteoporotic vertebral body fractures and adjacent vertebrae along with sagittal spine alignment.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(4):293 (2008) PMID 18525491

    Prospective controlled cohort study of 27 adult osteoporotic patients who underwent kyphoplasty for fresh osteoporotic spinal fractures. To define the evolution of vertebral bone mineral density (BMD) at kyphoplasty and adjacent levels along with sagittal spinal alignment to contribute to the et...
  16. Spinal injuries in pedestrians struck by motor vehicles.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(4):281 (2008) PMID 18525489

    Retrospective study of consecutive patients that were struck by motor vehicles and sustained spinal injuries over a 6-year period from 1997 to 2003. To determine spinal injury patterns and associated injuries in pedestrians struck by motor vehicles. Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians ...
  17. Lumbar stenosis and systemic diseases: is there any relevance?

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(4):247 (2008) PMID 18525484

    A retrospective study of spinal stenosis patients admitted to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Orthopedic Departments. To assess any correlation between systemic disease and spinal stenosis. Lumbar stenosis is a common spinal disease with various etiologies. No findings have been reported correlatin...
  18. Angiographic detection of carotid and vertebral arterial injury in the high-energy blunt trauma patient.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(4):259 (2008) PMID 18525486

    Injury to the carotid and vertebral arteries is an identified risk to patients after blunt high-energy cranio-cervical trauma with an associated risk of thromboembolic stroke. We sought to determine the incidence, features, and risk factors of arterial injury using selective cerebral angiography...
  19. Internal and external responses of anterior lumbar/lumbosacral fusion: nonlinear finite element analysis.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(4):299 (2008) PMID 18525492

    Determination of external and internal responses of the human lumbosacral spine using a validated 3-dimensional finite element model. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the range of motion, disc stress, and facet joint pressure owing to anterior fusion at L4-L5 or L5-S1 level and...
  20. Intradiscal pressure changes with dynamic pedicle screw systems.

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 21(4):241 (2008) PMID 18525483

    In vitro study using porcine spines instrumented with pedicle screw and rod fixation. To determine the intradiscal pressure (IDP) changes with the use of dynamic and rigid pedicle screw systems in simulated spinal fusion. The intervertebral discs are prone to injury under conditions of altered I...