Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn't take a toll on children's health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist. One out of every 25 children develops...
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ABSTRACTFibrous dysplasia (FD) is a mosaic skeletal disorder resulting in fractures, deformity, and functional impairment. Clinical evaluation has been limited by a lack of surrogate endpoints capable of quantitating disease activity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of18F ‐NaF PET/CT imaging in quantifying disease activity in patients with FD. Fifteen consecutively evaluated subjects underwent whole‐body18F ‐NaF PET/CT scans, and FD burden was assessed by quantifying FD‐related18F ‐NaF activity.18F ‐NaF PET/CT parameters obtained included (i) SUVmax (standardized uptake value [SUV] of t...
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Masashi Uehara, Jun Takahashi, Shugo Kuraishi, Shota Ikegami, Toshimasa Futatsugi, Hiroki Oba, Takashi Takizawa, Ryo Munakata, Hiroyuki KatoAbstractSpinal deformity is a characteristic feature of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), for which surgical correction is indicated when the deformity is progressive to avoid neurological deficits and respiratory impairment. However, there exist few reports on the surgical treatment of spinal deformity in MPS and no treatment standard has been established. We herein describe the clinical and radi...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
When Sterling Witt was a teenager in Missouri, he was diagnosed with scoliosis. Before long, the curvature of his spine started causing chronic pain.It was"this low-grade kind of menacing pain that ran through my spine and mostly my lower back and my upper right shoulder blade and then even into my neck a little bit," Witt says.The pain was bad. But the feeling of helplessness it produced in him was even worse."I felt like I was being attacked by this invisible enemy," Witt says."It was nothing that I asked for, and I didn't even know how to battle it."So he channeled his frustration into ...
Source: Psychology of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThe link rod system allows for excellent correction of spinal deformity and a short operative time.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The SRS-30 proved to provide valid HRQoL scores for all adult patients with degenerative spinal disorders. Implications for Rehabilitation Degenerative spinal conditions associated with spinal deformities are common in patients over 60 years. Low back pain is globally the leading cause of disability. The applicability of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS-30) questionnaire has not been tested in relation to different pain origins. The SRS-30 proved to provide valid health-related quality of life assessment among patients with degenerative spinal disease independent of pain location. The SRS-30 questionnaire c...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusion. The larger the scoliotic curve, the aorta was located further away from the apical vertebral wall. The aorta has less risk of injury from the left lateral pedicle screw breach in larger scoliotic curve at the apical region. The distance from the pedicle screw entry point to the wall of the aorta was generally small (less than 30 mm) in the thoracic region (T4–T10). Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Study Design. Cross-sectional case-control study. Objective. Compare psychosocial profile of magnetically-controlled growing rod (MCGR) patients to traditional-growing rod (TGR) with an array of psychiatric tools, expecting improvement in MCGR due to decreased number of surgical procedures. Summary of Background Data. TGR treatment has had positive clinical and radiographic results; however, upward of 10 surgical sessions and high complication rates have called into question the quality of life of these children. Improvement with the introduction of the MCGR is expected. Methods. GR patients with minimum of 2-ye...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Conclusion. A pedicle screw insertion at the T3 or T4 vertebra on the concave side is not always possible in cases of a structural proximal thoracic curve; however, the pedicle width of the T2 vertebra is very wide and safe for the standard pedicle screw insertion. These results should be considered when the surgeon decides the upper instrumented vertebra or the correction method for the structural proximal thoracic curve. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
r R Abstract BACKGROUND: Congenital malformations of the spine can produce scoliosis, kyphosis, lordoscoliosis or kyphoscoliosis. Deformities may progress slowly or fast or may even be stable without progression. Knowledge of the natural history of such deformities is of utmost importance. Besides deformities of the spine and the thorax, a number of associated anomalies have to be taken into account, like thoracic, intraspinal, cardiac and urogenital abnormalities. Special examinations, including MRI of the entire spinal canal need to be ordered prior to beginning of treatment. TREATMENT: Conservative tr...
Source: Der Orthopade - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Orthopade Source Type: research
Few would have predicted that Tiger Woods would be playing in the P.G.A. Championship this week. He had three failed back surgeries, starting in 2014. He had taken opioids. His astonishing career seemed over.Then he had one more operation, a spinal fusion, the most complex of all, in 2017. And last month he won the Masters, playing the way he used to.An outcome like his from fusion surgery is so rare it is"like winning the lottery," Dr. Sohail K. Mirza, a spine surgeon at Dartmouth, said.The idea behind spinal fusion is to remove a disk — a ring of fibers filled with a nerve-cushioning jelly that joins adja...
Source: Psychology of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs
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