Comparison of the French and CARDS classifications for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: reliability and validity

The aim of this study was to compare the reliability and validity of the CARDS and French classification systems for lumbar DS.
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Thomas et al. (October issue) found equivalent outcomes for patients treated with decompression plus fusion versus decompression alone for claudication secondary to lumbar spinal stenosis [1]. This is a national spine registry study where they excluded patients with deformity or spondylolisthesis, which had been a major contention with previous similar studies [1-5].
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionMI-TLIF has equivalent efficacy to O-TLIF in obese patients at long-term follow-up. In addition, complication rate, blood loss, and length of hospital stay were lower in MI-TLIF than in O-TLIF.
Source: HSS Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
There is no available literature for comparison on muscle atrophy between the “stand-alone” oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and regular OLIF (i.e., combined with percutaneous pedicle screws fixation (P...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Nakashima H, Kanemura T, Satake K, Ito K, Ishikawa Y, Ouchida J, Segi N, Yamaguchi H, Imagama S Abstract Study Design: Retrospective comparative study. Purpose: We compared clinical and radiographical outcomes after lumbar decompression revision surgery for restenosis by lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF). Overview of Literature: Indirect lumbar decompression with LLIF was used to treat degenerative lumbar diseases requiring neural decompression. However, only a few studies have focused on the effectiveness of this technique for restenosis after lumb...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Objectives Multiple human systems are greatly affected by gravity, and many disease symptoms are altered by posture. However, the overall anatomical structure and pathophysiology of the human body while standing has not been thoroughly analyzed due to the limitations of various upright imaging modalities, such as low spatial resolution, low contrast resolution, limited scan range, or long examination time. Recently, we developed an upright computed tomography (CT), which enables whole-torso cross-sectional scanning with 3-dimensional acquisition within 15 seconds. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance...
Source: Investigative Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Special Issue on Advances in CT - Part II Source Type: research
Proper reduction method for Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) is still controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of lever reduction combined with traditional ...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results revealed that the clinical improvement in pain and disability did not significantly differ according to age, although the patients aged 80  years or older had increased incidences of mortality and complication than younger patients. Age alone is not a contraindication for lumbar surgery in very old patients. A careful preoperative evaluation, proper patient selection and appropriate surgical approach are important to achieve successfu l surgical outcomes.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusion: Multiple studies have offered different IONM techniques to avert neurological injuries following MIS XLIF/XLIF. Does this mean that these procedures (e.g. XLIF/MIS XLIF) are unsafe? PMID: 31893134 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Conditions:   Degenerative Disc Disease;   Herniated Nucleus Pulposus;   Spondylolisthesis Intervention:   Procedure: LLIF or ALIF procedures Sponsor:   Rush University Medical Center Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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