53. Comparison of generic vs spine-specific pain surveys administered before surgery and fulfillment of expectations measured after surgery for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis

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

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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
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
ConclusionLSS is frequent in lumbar scoliosis. Relationships exist between curve characteristics and symptomatic LSS in lumbar scoliosis; especially, concavity of the lumbosacral contra-curve and the junctional level between the lumbar curve and the lumbosacral contra-curve. Therefore, accurate analysis of stenosis in ASD seems mandatory, to at least perform decompression because perfect planned treatment for stenosis and scoliosis correction might not always be possible because of the patient's general health status.Level of EvidenceLevel 4.
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In this study, the authors compared the 24-month patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after MIS transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and MIS decompression for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.METHODSA total of 608 patients from 12 high-enrolling sites participating in the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) lumbar spondylolisthesis module underwent single-level surgery for degenerative grade 1 lumbar spondylolisthesis, of whom 143 underwent MIS (72 MIS TLIF [50.3%] and 71 MIS decompression [49.7%]). Surgeries were classified as MIS if there was utilization of percutaneous screw fixation and placement of a Wiltse plan...
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSThis series of the first 100 patients to undergo awake endoscopic MIS-TLIF demonstrates outcomes comparable to those reported in our earlier papers. This procedure can provide a safe and efficacious option for lumbar fusion with less morbidity than open surgery. Further refinements in surgical technique and technologies will allow for improved success. PMID: 30933915 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
This study investigates whether sarcopenia affects fusion rates and outcomes following single-level lumbar decompression and fusion. A retrospective analysis was undertaken of 97 consecutive patients who underwent a single level lumbar fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis. Demographics, perioperative data, and patient reported clinical outcomes were collected. Measurements of paraspinal muscle CSA were made using a standardized protocol at the level of the L3-4 disc space on a preoperative lumbar MRI. Univariate analysis was used to compare cohorts with regards to demographics, comorbidities, and clinical outcomes. Of...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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