Evaluation of an increased strut porosity silicate-substituted calcium phosphate, SiCaP  EP, as a synthetic bone graft substitute in spinal fusion surgery: a prospective, open-label study

ConclusionsEnhanced strut porosity SiCaP EP provided high (month 12: 86.3%) spinal fusion success rates in PLF surgery. Fusion success was associated with improved clinical outcomes in patients within 12  months, relative to baseline.ClinicalTrials.gov identifierNCT01452022Graphical abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Conclusion: F group has no better clinical results than D alone in LSS, regardless of DS and follow-up. The conclusion is of “High” quality and the grade strength of recommendation was “Strong.”
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of this prospectively study showed that the ball-point slide-type interbody distractor in the posterior reduction and internal fixation produced good outcomes after 12-month treatment. More high quality randomized controlled trials and cases should still be needed to warrant the results of this study.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this 11-year follow-up study demonstrate that, in patients with spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis, decompression and posterior arthroplasty maintain clinical improvement and radiological stability. PMID: 31585417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
Conclusion. Patients with an AS had similar postoperative clinical outcomes compared with NAS. Furthermore, the presence of an AS was not a predictor of poorer clinical outcomes. This is the first study to investigate the effect of AS in patients undergoing ACDF and suggests that an adjacent-level spondylolisthesis does not need to be included in a fusion construct if it is not part of the primary symptom generating pathology. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research
Generic and spine-specific surveys are used before surgery for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) to measure pain. While both types of surveys can discern various aspects of pain, such as pain intensity and pain-associated disability, their ability to capture how pain impacts other outcomes, such as fulfillment of expectations, is not known.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess pedicle screw (PS) shift without loosening to identify the mechanism of the change in disc angle after posterior fusion for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS). Sixty-three consecutive patients who underwent facet fusion for L4 single-level DLS were retrospectively reviewed using computed tomography (CT) immediately after surgery and 6 months postoperatively. Twenty-two patients (88 PSs) in whom the disc angle had decreased by more than 4° at 6-month postoperative radiographic follow-up were selected to more readily identify and quantif y PS shift. Six patients with PS loosening ...
Source: Neurosurgical Review - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackground Scoliosis with spondylolisthesis was described in 4.4 –48%. No information on clinical impact or outcome is available.PurposeTo determine the prevalence of this pathology and to investigate its affect on the course of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).MethodsA retrospective comparative study using patients ’ records, radiographs, the national inpatient registry, and Patient-rated outcome measures (PROM): Oswestry disability index (ODI), modif.SRS-24 questionnaire, WHO-Quality of life index (WHOQoL), Numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain. Clinical follow-up time was 4.4 (4.3) years, and ...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: The MIS-OLIF technique at the L2–L5 levels has shown encouraging early surgical outcomes with a good fusion rate and rapid recovery. While utilizing the unfamiliar oblique trajectory, the use of navigation can guide the surgeon in real time and also help in reducing the radiation exposure.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study included 65 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis, who underwent either open transpedicular screw fixation (OTPSF) with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) (OTPSF group, n = 33) or PPSF with reduction system (PPSFr group, n = 32) after PLIF. The slippage degree (SD); the intervertebral disc height (IDH); lumbar lordosis (LL); and segmental angle (SA) were measured on the follow-up simple lateral radiographs. For pain and functional assessment in patients, visual analogue scale (VAS) scores for low back pain and leg pain, and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores were measured. SA (P 
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Xu Zhengkuan, Chen Qixin, Chen Gang, Li FangcaiAbstractThe aim of this study was to demonstrate the techniques of modified lateral lumbar interbody fusion and investigate its approach related complications. Fifty-two patients underwent with modified lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) in our center were studied retrospectively. There were 20 males and 32 females, aged from 45 to 82 years old (averaged at 66.0 ± 11.2). The diagnosis was as following: degenerative spinal scoliosis in 21 cases, lumbar spinal stenos...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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