Intersurgeon Cost Variability in ACDF Intersurgeon Cost Variability in ACDF

A new review examines the intersurgeon variances in costs and patient-reported outcomes in elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.Spine
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Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Context Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures is thought to lead to accelerated degeneration of the adjacent cervical discs and in some cases can be symptomatic (adjacent segment disease, or ASD). The occurrence of ASD is of particular interest when treating young individuals, as the cumulative disease burden may become increasingly significant during their expectedly long lifetime. However, the overall impact of a surgical intervention on the lifetime prognosis of ASD remains unclear.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research
Study Design. A retrospective study. Objective. To assess the long-term results of zero-profile spacer for 3-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Summary of Background Data. Although widely used, there are still controversies about the long-term results of zero-profile spacer, especially in multilevel cases. Methods. Cases received 3-level ACDF for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) using either zero-profile spacer (n = 27) (ZP Group), or plate and cages (n = 34) (PC Group), and with 5-year follow-up were reviewed. Neurological function and life quality were assessed by modified Japan...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
We describe the case of a 39-year-old male, who presented to our emergency department after a one-day history of headache and vomiting, with associated sudden onset posterior neck pain and cerebellar signs following a massage. Computed tomography angiogram and brain demonstrated bilateral vertebral artery dissection and cerebellar stroke. He was admitted to hospital for monitoring and conservative management with antiplatelet therapy, resulting in a good outcome. This is the first reported case of bilateral vertebral artery dissection and stroke to be associated with massage. This case also suggests, unlike many reports in...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Journal of Orthopaedic TranslationAuthor(s): Chao Chen, Chen-Xi Yuchi, Ziwei Gao, Xinlong Ma, Dong Zhao, Jun-Wei Li, Baoshan Xu, Chun-Qiu Zhang, Zheng Wang, Cheng-Fei Du, Qiang Yang
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Pengfei Li, Dean Chou, Yuqiang Wang, Limin Wang, Ganggang Zhang, Shuhao Zhang, Yao Zhao, Tianchen Ruan, Yingjie Xiong, Landa Shi, Yilin Liu
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although synchronous lesions are rarely encountered, this eventuality should not be omitted. In such cases, surgery should be taken in consideration and the intent of radicality should regard both lesions. PMID: 32235322 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
Conclusions: ACDF utilization increased most rapidly in the outpatient setting, and CON status did not appear to hinder growth. Reimbursement decreased across all settings, with the outpatient setting in non-CON states most affected. Surgeons should be aware of these trends in the changing health care environment.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Through this systemic review and meta-analysis, no significant difference was found with regards to fusion rate, postoperative NDI, and VAS between tantalum fusion and iliac crest bone graft in ACDF. More longer-term and randomized studies with large samples are warranted to validate any association found in this study. Level of Evidence: Level II.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
AbstractWe suggested operative techniques and indications of robotic neck surgery. To determine operative techniques and the indications for robotic neck surgery, we analyzed treatment outcomes of patients who received robotic neck surgery. Between May 2010 and July 2018, a total of 945 patients with various neck diseases visited Severance Hospital and underwent robotic neck surgery. A variety of approaches, including the retroauricular approach (RA), modified facelift approach (MFLA), transaxillary approach (TA), and transaxillary retroauricular approach (TARA), was used to remove various tumors in the neck. A total of 23...
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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