First Implant of Patient-Specific Rod for Spinal Deformities in U.S.

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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CONCLUSIONS: Subcortical gray-matter structures are involved in the neurodegenerative process of ALS before cognitive impairment becomes evident. PMID: 33029965 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
Conclusion: It appears that the knee OA pain and disability can be decreased after a dual-frequency LLLT applied to acupoints (SP9, SP10, and EX-LE2). The clinical efficacy of LLLT is highly related to the therapeutic settings of the laser apparatus; hence, more clinical trials with diffident parameter settings are needed to be further clarified. PMID: 33029170 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Frailty and falls are the main causes of morbidity and disability in elderly people. The Timed Up-and-Go (TUG) test has been proposed as an appropriate method for evaluating elderly individuals' risk of falling. To analyze the TUG's potential for falls pre...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Falls in later life that require admission to hospital have well-established consequences for future disability and health. The likelihood and severity of a fall will result from the presence of one or more risk factors. The aim of this study i...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Publication date: November 2020Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 71Author(s): Angelle Cook
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Intra-articular distal radius fractures in skeletally immature patients have a considerably higher rate of physeal growth arrest than extra-articular physeal fractures. Following acute management aimed at restoring and preserving anatomic physeal and articular alignment, follow-up radiographs should be obtained to evaluate for physeal arrest in skeletally immature children. Patients and families should be counseled regarding the high rate of growth disturbance and the potential need for deformity correction in the future, particularly in younger children. Level of Evidence: IV—case series.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trauma Upper Extremity Source Type: research
Conclusions: Five years following “graduation” from growing surgery for early onset scoliosis, there is progression of curve magnitude in both the coronal and sagittal planes up to 2 years, with no further progression at 5 years. A total of 21% of patients undergo at least 1 revision surgery, and average time to revision surgery is over 2 years from last planned surgery. Risk of revision surgery was higher in patients who underwent a spinal fusion as their definitive treatment strategy. Level Evidence: Level III—retrospective comparative. Type of Evidence: Therapeutic.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Scioliosis/Kyphosis Source Type: research
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
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
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