Titanium versus polyetheretherketone implants for vertebral body replacement in the treatment of 77 thoracolumbar spinal fractures.

CONCLUSIONS: Titanium and PEEK are thus equally effective options for the reconstruction of the anterior column. PEEK is advantageous because its radiolucency facilitates the visualization of bone bridges. PMID: 28868203 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Discussion The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) “is an intra-articular but extrasynovial collagenous structure with limited healing capacity that originates in the posteromedial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle and crosses into anteromedially to insert anterior into the intercondylar eminence of tibial articular surface.” It plays an important part as a mechanoreceptor particularly as a proprioceptor. Its main role is to prevent excessive anterior tibial translation, limits varus/valgus stress when the knee is in full extension and some rotary movements of the knee. There are ~120,000 surgeries per year m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONWhen detecting a lytic spinal tumor in a patient who suffers from LS a SPB should be taken under consideration.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case report demonstrates an unusual etiology of back and leg pain in a young man and elucidates the palliative effects of radiation therapy for epithelioid hemangioma involving the lumbar spine.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsSome rare pathophysiological relationships between intracranial hypotension and cervical myelopathy, can be difficult for diagnosis. Our findings indicate that proper diagnosis of such relationships after CSF shunt placement can provide relief of myelopathic symptoms.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Rationale: Traumatic AOD is rare but highly associated with upper cervical spine injuries. We found no references in the literature of traumatic posterior atlantooccipital dislocation (AOD) combined with type II dens fracture (Anderson-D’Alonzo classification) and C1 anterior arch fracture. Patient concerns: The first case was a 93-year-old male patient who was admitted to the Emergency Department complaining of incomplete quadriplegia after a fall from a height. The second was a 53-year-old male patient who visited the emergency department complaining of posterior neck pain following a high-speed motor vehicle ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionSixty-two point nine percent TCS patients had TV. Although these findings indicate that TV is common in patients with TCS, no significant difference is observed in most of the studied anomalies. However, there were some differences among the TV groups and TV types in relation to congenital malformations. It can be concluded that TV anomaly could be a distinct malformation apart from all the other anomalies that were studied. Transitional vertebrae may cause pain due to biomechanical changes in addition to progressive neurological symptoms which are usually seen with TCS.
Source: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy - Category: Anatomy Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Shoji Baba, Goro Motomura, Satoshi Ikemura, Yusuke Kubo, Takeshi Utsunomiya, Hiroyuki Hatanaka, Koichiro Kawano, Yasuharu NakashimaAbstractObjectives: To quantify the volume of bone-resorptive lesions in post-collapse osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and assess their characteristics in post-collapse ONFH.Methods: We investigated 35 femoral heads resected from 35 patients with ONFH (20 men and 15 women; mean age, 47.2 years). On each of seven coronal high-resolution micro-CT slices of the...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to report an extremely rare case of a giant benign fibrous histiocytoma with pleural involvement in spinal region successfully operated by posterior spinal surgery. The management of these unique cases has yet to be well-documented. Patient concerns: A 23-year-old man presented with a 2-month history of continuous and progressive back pain. A giant, expanding lesion of the T7 vertebral and paraspinal region with pleural involvement was identified. Diagnoses: Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging of spine showed expanding lesion of the T7 vertebral and paraspinal region...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Rationale: Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that originate in specialized cells derived from the neural crest with metastasis to the thoracic spine being among the rarest forms. Here, we are presenting a detailed analysis of a case of malignant paraganglioma in the thoracic spinal region in a 14-year-old boy. Our focus is to emphasize the importance of considering malignant paraganglioma as a diagnosis and guiding the perioperative management upon surgical treatment. The management of these unique cases has yet to be well-documented. Patient concerns: A 14-year-old boy presented with a 5-month history of ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Compared with sham or no traction, lumbar traction exhibited significantly more pain reduction and functional improvements in the short term, but not in the long term. There is insufficient evidence to support the effect of lumbar traction on herniated disk size reduction. PMID: 31456418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
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