Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Treatment TermsBunion Surgery Overview When the bunion on Kim Aiken ’s foot grew so large that she had to go up a shoe size -- and so painful she could barely get through her nursing shifts -- she knew it was time to see a doctor. A Duke orthopaedic surgeon performed a new, less invasive type of bunion surgery, and Aiken walked out of the surgery center just hours after the procedure. Hero Image2019_bunions_kimaiken_044.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonFoot Pain and Injury Patient Name Kim Aiken Gender Female Patient Story Quote My recovery was easier than I expected, even knowing in advance there were benefits to minimally invasive surgery. Featured Doctors Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:  Archived Medically Reviewed DateSunday, March 24, 2019 Reviewer Selene Parekh, MDThumbnail Image: Pin to Top of WiFi Page: 
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Lumbar decompression without arthrodesis remains a potential treatment option for cases of low-grade spondylolisthesis (i.e., Meyerding grade I). Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques have recently been increasingly used because of their touted benefits including lower operating time, blood loss, and length of stay. Herein, the authors analyzed patients enrolled in a national surgical registry and compared the baseline characteristics and postoperative clinical and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) between patients undergoing open versus MIS lumbar decompression. METHODS: The authors ...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
AbstractWhile open surgery has been the primary surgical approach for adult degenerative scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) represents an alternative option and appears to be associated with reduced morbidity. Given the lack of consensus, we aimed to conduct a systematic review on available literature comparing MIS versus open surgery for adult degenerative scoliosis. PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched through December 16, 2019, for studies that compared both MIS and open surgery in patients with degenerative scoliosis. Four cohort studies reporting on 350 patients met the inclusion criteria. In ...
Source: Neurosurgical Review - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: Even though both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons are intensively trained to treat a similar breath of spinal pathology, physicians vary in their referring patterns according to spinal pathology, location of pathology, and intended surgery. Education on the role of spine surgeons among PCPs is essential in ensuring unbiased referral patterns. PMID: 32117539 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research
The objective of this study will be to synthesize the evidence underpinning individual components of a proposed multidisciplinary enhanced recovery pathway for patients undergoing spinal surgery.MethodsThis is the study protocol for a systematic review of complex interventions. Our team identified 22 individual care components of a proposed pathway based on clinical practice guidelines and published reviews. We will include systematic reviews and meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, non-randomized controlled trials, and observational studies in adults or pediatric patients evaluating any one of the pre-determined c...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate a novel facet-sparing, percutaneous transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (pTLIF) technique consisting of percutaneous insertion of an expandable interbody cage through an endoscopic cannula with the trans-Kambin approach and complemented with percutaneous transpedicular screws and rods. Summary of Background Data: Lumbar interbody fusion by open or minimally invasive surgery is the usual treatment for degenerative disk disease but requires a relatively long recovery period. The transforaminal trans-Kambin approach is a standard in endoscopic spine surgery for safe intradisca...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Xia H, Zhu D, Li J, Sun Z, Deng L, Zhu P, Zhang Y, Li X, Wang D Abstract Chest trauma accounts for ~13.5% of all traumas, and direct death from chest trauma accounts for 20-25% of all traumatic deaths. Chest trauma is the second cause of death from trauma. Frequent rib fractures, especially in patients with flail chest, often cause severe pain, chest wall softening, abnormal breathing and severe lung contusion and laceration, usually requiring thoracic surgery. In recent years, the open reduction and internal fixation treatment of rib fractures with flail chest has achieved satisfactory results, and some s...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: AlShazli ABAD, Amer AY, Sultan AM, Barakat AS, Koptan W, ElMiligui Y, Shaker H Abstract Study Design: This was a prospective case series of 30 patients with post-discectomy syndrome with an average of 18 months of follow-up (level IV). Purpose: The efficacy of post-discectomy syndrome managed by minimally invasive surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) was evaluated. Overview of Literature: In post-discectomy syndrome wherein conservative treatment had failed, the best surgical treatment modality still remains controversial. Methods: Patients were functionally assessed using ...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
-García EM Abstract The main goal of treatment in spinal metastatic patients is local control of the disease, pain relief and the maintenance of ambulation. Traditionally, wide surgical resection of the tumour followed by adjuvant radiation and/or chemotherapy has been recommended. Currently, single-fraction or hypofractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) yields a one-year local control rate of over 95% with minimum morbidity, even for tumours previously considered radioresistant. In addition, by posterolateral and circumferential decompression and stabilisation of the spinal cord, it is feas...
Source: Neurocirugia - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurocirugia (Astur) Source Type: research
Authors: Dave BR, Degulmadi D, Krishnan A, Mayi S Abstract We aim to present the current evidence on various risk factors and surgical treatment modalities for recurrent lumbar disc herniation (rLDH). Using PubMed, a literature search was performed using the Mesh terms "recurrent disc prolapse," "herniated lumbar disc," "risk factors," and "treatment." Articles that were published between January 2010 and May 2017 were selected for further screening. A search conducted through PubMed identified 213 articles that met the initial screening criteria. Detailed analyses showed tha...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
ConclusionsAll categories of VAS, JOA scores, and all domains of JOABPEQ were significantly higher over 3  years than those obtained pre-operatively. But only mental health domain showed mild improvement until 1 year. Moreover, BMI showed a negative correlation with improvements in the mental health domain post-operatively. As patients may be mentally exhausted from lumbar disc herniation, pre-operati ve mental health may be improved by surgical treatment.
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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