Is cast an option in the treatment of thoracolumbar vertebral fractures ?

Conclusions: Closed reduction and casting is still a reliable treatment option in selected thoracolumbar fractures without spinal cord involvement. A correct fracture evaluation, patient compliance, and motivation are essentials. Level of evidence: IV.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusions: An anterior approach to the cervical spine in cervical fracture dislocations is an effective treatment showing an optimal recovery rate in terms of patient-reported outcomes and structural stability, with the added advantages of less blood loss and the fact that the technique requires less instrumentation. PMID: 32321199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Conclusion: PVP and PKP could be used in treating KD patients, and the surgical selection could be dependent on the clinical stages and status of postural correction. PMID: 32125194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
New study reports PJK risk following lumbar spinal fusion depends on level of the spine fused. Researchers found fusing the lower portion of lumbar spine resulted in decreased risk of PJK
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Spinal Cord Injury Source Type: news
ConclusionsApical segmental resection osteotomy with dual axial rotation correction is an effective procedure to treat moderate to severe focal kyphosis, the prevention of serious neurological complications is fundamental to achieve the ideal clinical results.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Due to aging populations and the increased prevalence of disability, experts anticipate that the need for wheelchairs worldwide will surge [1,2]. Consumer demand for wheelchairs that fit the personal needs, physical abilities, and functional requirements of current and expected wheelchair occupants has led to the application of sitting biomechanics and ergonomic design to the development of wheelchair components [3]. Preserving health by preventing secondary medical conditions (e.g., repetitive strain injury, pressure wounds, scoliosis) while improving mobility is a primary consideration of healthcare professionals, rehabi...
Source: Medical Engineering and Physics - Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Anterior approach and EPVBC implantation, in UTLF, is a safe and effective procedure, providing long-term vertebral body height and kyphosis correction. Adverse effects of anterior approach remain acceptable. Single anterior fixation is a reliable surgical alternative in thoracic fractures without posterior spine segment injury or spinal cord compression. These results prompted us to extend anterior approach indications in oncology and infectious diseases. PMID: 27131636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neuro-Chirurgie - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurochirurgie Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS In addition to functioning as a registry, MSSIC is also meant to be a platform for quality improvement with the potential for future initiatives and best practices to be implemented statewide in order to improve quality and lower costs. With its current rate of recruitment and expansion, MSSIC will provide a robust platform as a regional prospective registry. Its unique funding model, which is supported by BCBSM/BCN, will help ensure its longevity and viability, as has been observed in other CQIs that have been active for several years. PMID: 26621421 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECT Most thoracolumbar fractures have a good healing outcome with adequate treatment. However, posttraumatic thoracolumbar kyphosis can occur in a proportion of thoracolumbar fractures after inappropriate treatment, osteoporosis, or osteonecrosis of the vertebral body. There are several surgical options to correct posttraumatic thoracolumbar kyphosis, including anterior, posterior, and combined approaches, which are associated with varying degrees of success. The aim of this study was to assess the use of a modified closing wedge osteotomy for the treatment of posttraumatic thoracolumbar kyphosis and t...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECT Cervical kyphosis can lead to spinal instability, spinal cord injury, and disability. The correction of cervical kyphosis is technically challenging, especially in severe cases. The authors describe the anterior sequential interbody dilation technique for the treatment of cervical kyphosis and evaluate perioperative outcomes, degree of correction, and long-term follow-up outcomes associated with the technique. METHODS In the period from 2006 to 2011, a consecutive cohort of adults with cervical kyphosis (Cobb angles ≥ 0°) underwent sequential interbody dilation, a technique entailing increme...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
Osteosynthesis rod designed and manufactured pre-operatively to realign the spine which had been deformed from scoliosis
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Spinal Cord Injury Source Type: news
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