Clinical and radiographic outcome of dynamic cervical implant (DCI) arthroplasty for degenerative cervical disc disease: a minimal five-year follow-up
To evaluate the mid- to long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and dynamic cervical implant (DCI) arthroplasty for degenerative cervical disc disease.
ConclusionDegenerative changes visible on neck X-ray can be useful clues to the symptomatic disc herniation, but disc herniation may also develop at adjacent and non-adjacent levelsGraphical abstract
AbstractBackgroundMultilevel cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD) can be treated surgically with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA), or a hybrid surgery (HS) of the two in which both procedures are used at different vertebral levels. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to compare the clinical and radiographical outcomes of HS against ACDF or CDA alone.MethodsThree electronic databases were searched for articles published before December 2018. The literature was searched and assessed by independent reviewers according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Sys...
CONCLUSION: As the management paradigms of tandem occlusions continue to evolve, this technique may improve outcomes by expediting endovascular intervention. Using the stent retriever wire provides a method of expediting the management of the proximal lesion after addressing the more distal intracranial occlusion first. PMID: 31696768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: This study provides normative data on SEm and MDC for Cobb angles, T1S, KLT, OCI, and cSVA in cervical lateral radiographs. Reliability was excellent for all parameters except SABB (e.g., good). PMID: 31668048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The objective of this article is to assess the effect of screw migration and fracture associated with anterior cervical plating on long-term radiographic and clinical outcomes. Background Data: Screw migration and breakage detected after anterior cervical discectomy/corpectomy and fusion with plating may cause various implant-related complications and reduce solid fusion rate. However, little is known about their long-term prognosis. Materials and Methods: Medical records and radiographic data of 248 consecutive patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion or anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion ...
Conclusion: Our data showed that the new allograft cage is superior to the PEEK cage in providing a high fusion rate and fewer complications after 1-level and 2-level ACDF procedures. It may represent an excellent alternative to other cages.
Conclusion: Based on this small case series, an early telephone-supported HEP appears safe for patients, feasible to implement, and promising for clinical benefits. PMID: 31663795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study examines the timing of clinical improvement and identifies factors (including spinal alignment) associated with worse outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients were enrolled in a prospective outcomes database from two academic centers participating in the Quality Outcomes Database from 2013 to 2016. Demographics, surgical details, radiographic data, arm and neck pain (visual analog scale [VAS] scores), and disability (Neck Disability Index [NDI] and EQ-5D scores) were reviewed. Multivariate analysis was used. RESULTS: A total of 186 patients were included, and 48.4% were male. Their mean age was 55...
Conclusion. Both ACF and PCF showed significant clinical improvement of radiculopathy. In the ACF group, the DH decreased, and CL decreased during the early postoperative period. Radiological parameters were preserved in the PCF group after surgery. However, this group showed greater intraoperative bleeding and revision rates. Care should be taken to manage complications according to the specific surgical treatment. Level of Evidence: 3
CONCLUSIONS: A computer vision algorithm was trained to classify at least 9 different types of anterior cervical fusion systems using relatively sparse data sets and was demonstrated to perform with high accuracy. This represents one of many potential clinical applications of machine learning and computer vision in neurosurgical practice. PMID: 31491759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]