Clinical and radiological results comparison of allograft and polyetheretherketone cage for one to two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A CONSORT-compliant article

Conclusion: Our data showed that the new allograft cage is superior to the PEEK cage in providing a high fusion rate and fewer complications after 1-level and 2-level ACDF procedures. It may represent an excellent alternative to other cages.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research

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Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. The aim of this study was to compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients who underwent stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) to those who underwent posterolateral fusion (PLF) for symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD). Summary of Background Data. Recent studies have suggested that LLIF can successfully treat ASD; however, there are no studies to date that compare LLIF with the traditional open PLF in this cohort. Methods. A total of 47 consecutive patients who underwent LLIF or PLF for symptomatic ASD between January 2007 and Augus...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionWhile the clinical impact of coronal and sagittal alignment in adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients (pts) is established, there is a paucity of data in terms of axial plane deformity and potential association between muscle degeneration and 3D deformity. The purpose of this study was to analyze spinopelvic muscles characteristics in association with the 3D deformity of ASD patients.MethodsThis is a prospective cohort study; primary lumbar scoliosis patients (Cobb  >  20°) were enrolled and sustained a low-dose X-rays with 3D spinal reconstructions and a fat/water separation MRI (fr...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study describes the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients treated with expandable interbody spacers for MIS LLIF.MethodsA retrospective, single surgeon, clinical and radiographic study was performed on 37 consecutive patients who underwent MIS LLIF at 1–2 contiguous level(s) using expandable spacers. Radiographic and clinical functional outcomes were collected and compared at preoperative and postoperative time points up to 12 months. Parametric and nonparametric tests were used when appropriate with p value
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
ConclusionAdults with spastic diplegic CP who received their first orthopaedic intervention more than 15  years ago (based on ISA) showed similar incidence of spinal deformities as reported in the younger CP population, suggesting stability of spinal curvature into adulthood.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: Hybrid surgery for clinical ASP has advantages of segmental coronal and sagittal correction, and indirect decompression compared with conventional posterior surgery. However, LLIF-related complications such as endplate fracture and lower leg symptoms also developed. LLIF should be performed considering advantages and approach-related complications for the clinical ASP.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
AbstractSummaryK ümmell’s disease (eponymous name for osteonecrosis and collapse of a vertebral body due to ischemia and non-union of anterior vertebral body wedge fractures after major trauma) cannot heal spontaneously. Bone-filling mesh container (BFMC) can significantly relieve pain, help the correction of kyp hosis, and may prevent cement leakage. This pilot study may provide the basis for the design of future studies.PurposeTo compare the effectiveness and safety of BFMC and percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for treatment of K ümmell’s disease.MethodsFrom August 2016 to May 2018, 40 patients with K ...
Source: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective study. Objective. To describe the treatment results of patients with severe ankylosing spondylitis (AS) kyphosis who underwent two-level osteotomy and correction surgery. Summary of Background Data. The best solution for the fixed kyphotic deformity of AS is corrective osteotomy. Many osteotomy options are available: pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO), Smith-Peterson osteotomy (SPO), and vertical column resection (VCR). These procedures all provide multiplanar deformity correction. Nevertheless, when the AS deformity is severe, an additional osteotomy site to get more correction, achiev...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Jussi P. Repo, Ville T. Ponkilainen, Arja H. Häkkinen, Jari Ylinen, Paula Bergman, Kati KyröläAbstractStudy DesignObservational cohort study.ObjectivesTo measure and compare the structural validity of the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and the Scoliosis Research Society–30 (SRS-30) questionnaire in an adult population with prolonged degenerative thoracolumbar disease.Summary of Background DataThe ODI and the SRS-30 are commonly used patient-reported outcome instruments to assess back-specific disability and symptoms re...
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: PROMIS physical health domains were related to the Ames CD classification. Certain BL PROMIS thresholds can be connected to the severity of CD.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of minimally invasive thoracoscopic PTKC using an expandable cage were satisfactory. The majority of the patients were satisfied after treatment and no neurological complications occurred. Functional and QOL scores were fairly good. Whereas some postoperative kyphosis correction was lost over time, bony fusion was achieved in the majority of the patients. The thoracoscopic approach minimizes surgical morbidity, does not lead to serious complications, and provides a good option for PTKC. PMID: 31679324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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