Surgical Outcomes of Multilevel Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion versus Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity: A Comparative Clinical Study.
Conclusions: In the surgical treatment of ASD, multilevel LIF is less invasive than multilevel PLIF and combination of LIF and PCO would be necessary for optimal sagittal correction in patients with rigid deformity. PMID: 32693444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Spinopelvic Alignment and Low Back Pain before and after Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Conclusions: Although one-third of subjects experienced decrease of LBP after TKAs, the sagittal global imbalance was not restored through the removal of knee flexion contracture. PMID: 32693445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Is the Lipid Content of the Psoas Major Correlated with Chronic Low Back Pain and Spinopelvic Alignment? A Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Study.
This study aimed to analyze any potential associations of extramyocellular lipid (EMCL) and intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) contents with (1) the intensity of low back pain (LBP); (2) age, cross-sectional area (CSA), and fatty infiltration (FI) of the psoas major; and (3) spinopelvic parameters. Overview of Literature: The psoas major has clinically relevant function; however, the association of this muscle with chronic LBP is controversial. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy enables a detailed analysis of the composition of muscular fat tissues such as its EMCL and IMCL contents. Methods: The study population comprised...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - July 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Analysis of Functional and Radiological Outcome Following Lumbar Decompression without Fusion in Patients with Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis.
Authors: Rustagi T, Reddy A, Mahajan R, Das K, Chhabra HS PMID: 32693438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - July 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Response to: Analysis of Functional and Radiological Outcome Following Lumbar Decompression without Fusion in Patients with Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis.
Authors: Gadiya AD, Borde MD, Kumar N, Patel PM, Nagad PB, Bhojraj SY PMID: 32693439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - July 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Incidence and Risk Factors for Implant Failure in Spinal Metastasis Surgery.
Conclusions: The development of radiological implant failure following surgical treatment of spinal metastasis is common. However, symptomatic implant failure leading to revision surgery is uncommon. Our findings suggest that radiotherapy, either before or after spinal surgery, is not associated with the development of implant failure. PMID: 32693440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - July 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Clinical Implication of Mid-Range Dynamic Instability in Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.
Conclusions: MI was demonstrated in 25% of DS patients. Mid-range motion was increased with BMI. Mid-range lateral radiography can reveal occult instability in patients with DS, particularly in obese patients. PMID: 32693441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - July 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Relationship between Knee Osteoarthritis and Spinopelvic Sagittal Alignment in Volunteers over 50 Years of Age.
Conclusions: Individuals over 50 years of age with severe knee osteoarthritis had poor lumbo-pelvic sagittal alignment. Moreover, the progression severity of knee osteoarthritis had more impact onstronger relationship with lumbo-pelvic malalignment and disability-related low back pain in women than in men. PMID: 32521946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Injection: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Soni P, Punj J Abstract Transforaminal epidural steroid injection is often administered to patients with radiculopathy under fluoroscopic guidance, although it has disadvantages of radiation hazards and requirement of a special area to perform the block. To avoid these disadvantages, ultrasound-guided transforaminal injection (USTFI) has recently been described and is continually developed. This review article describes the indexed articles published on USTFI and ultrasound-guided selective nerve block (SNRB) to evaluate current evidence on best approach to perform the block. Through literature search, eig...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Comparative Effectiveness of Laterally Placed Expandable versus Static Interbody Spacers: A 1-Year Follow-Up Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes Study.
Conclusions: Expandable spacers resulted in a significantly lower subsidence rate, improve segmental lordosis, and VAS and ODI outcomes at 12 months vs. static. PMID: 32521948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

The Concept of Lamina-Pedicle Perpendicularity: Part 2: Thoracic Spine.
Conclusions: The results of this study confirmed the ILL-PA angle perpendicularity in the thoracic spine at all levels. The ILL is a useful guide for pedicle screw sagittal inclination. PMID: 32521949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Risk Factor Analysis of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis after Surgical Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity with Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion.
Conclusions: Fusion to the pelvis was the most important risk factor for PJK. A history of vertebral compression fracture served as an additional risk factor for PJK. Clinicians should consider these factors before treating ASD patients with OLIF. PMID: 32521950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Comparison of Outcomes of Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion with Percutaneous Posterior Fixation in Lateral Position and Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.
Authors: Koike Y, Kotani Y, Terao H, Iwasaki N Abstract Study Design: Single-center retrospective study. Purpose: To compare the physical function and quality of life (QOL) parameters of two minimally invasive surgical (MIS) procedures: oblique lateral interbody fusion with percutaneous posterior fixation in lateral position (OLIF-LPF) and minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) for single-level degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Overview of Literature: To date, many options for the surgical treatment of lumbar DS and reports have described the effectiveness of minimally invas...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Assessment of Outcomes of Spine Surgery in Indian Athletes Involved in High-End Contact Sports.
Conclusions: Spine surgery in an elite athlete involved in contact sports is safe and effective. Currently, there is a lack of standardized guidelines for return to sports after spine injuries. An athlete needs to be symptom-free, with full range of motion and full strength before returning to sports. PMID: 32521952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Validation Study of Rajasekaran's Kyphosis Classification System: Do We Clearly Understand Single- and Two-Column Deficiencies?
Conclusions: Excellent accuracy was found for types 1A, 1B, and 3C deformities (ends of spectrum). There was more variation among surgeons in differentiating between one-column (types 2A and 2B) and two-column (types 3A and 3B) deficiencies, as surgeons often failed to recognize the radiological signs of posterior column failure. This failure to identify column deficiencies can potentially alter kyphosis management. There was excellent consensus among surgeons in the recommendation of type 2 osteotomy; however, some variation was observed in their choice for other osteotomies. PMID: 32493003 [PubMed - as supplied by pu...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Principles for Managing Patients with Spinal Ailments in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: What Do We Know So Far? An Evidence-Based, Narrative Review.
Authors: Viswanathan VK, Subramanian S, Rao AK Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly affected all specialty practices in medicine, including the field of spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is unique in that the procedures include not only fully elective and fully emergent interventions, but also involve a separate group of semi-emergent surgeries, where delayed intervention may lead to permanent neurological deficits. Here, we present an evidence-based review on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on spinal surgery and our current knowledge about this issue. We conducted a thorough...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - June 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Poor Prognostic Factors for Surgical Treatment of Spinal Intramedullary Ependymoma (World Health Organization Grade II).
Conclusions: The independent risk factors for motor deterioration after ependymoma resection were age, worse preoperative McCormick Scale score, and non-GTR. Early surgery for patients with even mild neurological disorders could facilitate functional outcomes. These results may contribute to determining the optimal timing of surgery for spinal intramedullary ependymoma. PMID: 32460467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Activities of Daily Living after Surgical Treatment for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture with or without Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: A Retrospective Single-Institutional Study.
In this study, 63 patients (21 men and 42 women) who underwent surgical treatment for OVF were enrolled. Of these patients, 26 had DISH (D+) and 37 did not have DISH (D-). Patient demographic characteristics and surgical, clinical, and radiological findings were compared between those with and without DISH. The change in their ability to perform ADL after surgery was also evaluated. Results: Age, number of comorbidities, and 1-year mortality rate were significantly higher in the D+ group (p
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Effect of (S)-3,4-Dicarboxyphenylglycine as a Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Subtype 8 Agonist on Thermal Nociception Following Central Neuropathic Pain.
Conclusions: The results revealed that activation of mGluR8 in PAG is not capable of improving the thermal hyperalgesia threshold. Based on the decreased expression of mGluR8 after SCI induced by clip compression injury and its significant increase after treatment of siRNA against mGluR8, this method might still hold promise as an effective treatment of neuropathic pain. It can be concluded that increased expression of mGluR8 is due to the fact that DCPG prevents the death of neurons that express these receptors. PMID: 32460469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

An Objective and Reliable Method for Identifying Sarcopenia in Lumbar Spine Surgery Patients: Using Morphometric Measurements on Computed Tomography Imaging.
Conclusions: We postulate that a patient with a T-score
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Risk Factors and Options of Management for an Incidental Dural Tear in Biportal Endoscopic Spine Surgery.
This study investigates the causes of IDT specifically related to technical procedures of BESS with the aim of lowering its risk during training. Overview of Literature: The incidence of dural tear is reported 0.5%-18% in open spinal surgery and 1.7%-4.3% during endoscopic spinal surgery. Because conversion to open surgery for direct repair could become necessary during endoscopic spinal surgery, prevention of this complication is essential. Methods: We have retrospectively studied IDTs by four surgeons during 1 or 2 years after starting BESS for lumbar degenerative diseases and analyzed the locations, sizes, and s...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Sexual and Bladder Dysfunction in Cauda Equina Syndrome: Correlation with Clinical and Urodynamic Studies.
Authors: Sangondimath G, Mallepally AR, Mascharenhas A, Chhabra HS Abstract Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Purpose: To analyze the clinical and sphincteric outcomes and the extent of sexual dysfunction (SD) in subjects with cauda equina syndrome (CES) and to assess their correlation with patient-reported and clinical/urodynamic parameters. Overview of Literature: Despite vast literature present for CES, extent of the problem of SD in CES patients has not received enough attention as reflected by the limited information in literature. Little is known about exact prevalence at presentation or about...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Repair of Iliac Crest Defects with a Hydroxyapatite/Collagen Composite.
Conclusions: Radiographic recovery of cortical and cancellous bone defects was achieved with high probability via refilling with HAp/Col composite over the 1-year period. PMID: 32429017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Walking-Evoked Erection in Patients with Lumbar Degenerative Diseases: Eight Cases and Review of the Literature.
Conclusions: This study comprises the first review of walking-evoked erection in patients with lumbar degenerative diseases. We speculate that sensory input, such as paresthesia in the genitalia or perianal region stimulates the pelvic or perineal nerves through the pudendal nerve and induces reflexogenic erections. PMID: 32429018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Scoliosis Caused by Limb-Length Discrepancy in Children.
Authors: Kobayashi K, Ando K, Nakashima H, Machino M, Morozumi M, Kanbara S, Ito S, Inoue T, Yamaguchi H, Mishima K, Ishiguro N, Imagama S Abstract Study Design: Single-center retrospective study in pediatric patients. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the presence and severity of leg-length discrepancy (LLD) on scoliosis in children. Overview of Literature: LLD is a common orthopedic problem that can result in standing imbalance, low back pain, and stress fractures. It may cause structural changes in the spine over time, but the exact effect of LLD on scoliosis is unknown....
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Morphological Changes in the Ligamentum Flavum in Degenerative Lumbar Canal Stenosis: A Prospective, Comparative Study.
Authors: Hulmani D, Garg B, Mehta N, Mridha AR, Nag TC, Farooque K Abstract Study Design: Prospective, comparative. Purpose: To compare the histopathological and electron microscopic changes in the ligamentum flavum (LF) between degenerative lumbar canal stenosis (LCS) and lumbar disk herniation (LDH). Overview of Literature: The LF has been implicated as a key structure in the pathogenesis of LCS. With aging, the LF undergoes morphological changes-a decrease in the elastic component and an increase in the collagen component, in addition to other focal changes. By comparing the histopathological and electro...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Addressing Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Spine Surgery: A Rapid National Consensus Using the Delphi Method via Teleconference.
This article reflects the opinions and insights shared during this meeting and reviews the evidence relevant to the issues that were raised. The rapid consensus reached during the teleconference has enabled us to be concerted, and thus stronger, in our national efforts to provide the best standard of care via our spine services in these challenging times. We believe that this article will provide some guidance for addressing COVID-19 in spine surgery and encourage other national/regional societies to conduct similar discussions that would help their navigation of this pandemic. PMID: 32403894 [PubMed - as supplied by p...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Creating Backup Management Resources for Spine Care during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic.
Authors: Yadav SK, Kar BK, Banta A, Kumar A Abstract During this unprecedented time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) pandemic, most countries are struggling to optimize their healthcare resources. Although the prevention and treatment of COVID 19 has become the priority for the majority of the population, most medical professionals are facing the challenge of balancing the management of this pandemic and treating patients with other diseases. Healthcare professionals from all specialties are facing this situation and designing guidelines and recommendations that are contributing to the literature that is ...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Management of Traumatic Spinal Fracture in Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Authors: Joob B, Wiwanitkit V PMID: 32392643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Response to: Management of Traumatic Spinal Fracture in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation.
Authors: Sornsa-Ard T, Niramitsantiphong A, Liawrungrueang W PMID: 32392644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Management of Traumatic Spinal Fracture in Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation.
Authors: Mauro D, Fabrizio M, Maurizio I PMID: 32392645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Response to: Management of Traumatic Spinal Fracture in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation.
Authors: Liawrungrueang W, Sornsa-Ard T, Niramitsantiphong A PMID: 32392646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Response to: Management of Traumatic Spinal Fracture in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation.
Authors: Liawrungrueang W, Sornsa-Ard T, Niramitsantiphong A PMID: 32392647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Spine Surgical Procedures during Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Is It Still Possible to Take Care of Patients? Results of an Observational Study in the First Month of Confinement.
Conclusions: During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible to maintain spine surgical activity. Each surgical procedure must be discussed and organized with all the caregivers involved. Indications for surgery must be in line with the scientific guidelines and adapted to each healthcare facility. PMID: 32380582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - May 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Management of Traumatic Spinal Fracture in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation.
This article aims to propose a treatment algorithm for the management of traumatic spine fracture during the COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 32326671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

A Review on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Spinal Diseases.
Authors: Azimi P, Yazdanian T, Benzel EC, Aghaei HN, Azhari S, Sadeghi S, Montazeri A Abstract Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been used in a wide variety of real-world applications and it emerges as a promising field across various branches of medicine. This review aims to identify the role of ANNs in spinal diseases. Literature were searched from electronic databases of Scopus and Medline from 1993 to 2020 with English publications reported on the application of ANNs in spinal diseases. The search strategy was set as the combinations of the following keywords: "artificial neural networks," "...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Is Anterior-Only Fixation Adequate for Three-Column Injuries of the Cervical Spine?
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)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 23, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Efficacy of Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Versus Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Modeling Technologies in Brace Management of Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Narrative Review
Authors: Bidari S, Kamyab M, Ghandhari H, Komeili A Abstract The efficiency and design quality of scoliosis braces produced by the conventional casting method depends highly on the orthotist's experience. Recently, advanced engineering techniques have been used with the aim of improving the quality of brace design and associated clinical outcomes. Numerically controlled machine tools have provided enormous opportunities for reducing the manufacturing time and saving material. However, the effectiveness of computer-aided brace manufacturing for scoliosis curve improvement is controversial. This narrative review is a...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 23, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

The Anti-Inflammatory and Cytoprotective Efficiency of Curvularin, a Fungal Macrolactone against Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response in Nucleus Pulposus Cells: An In Vitro Study.
Conclusions: Based on observations, the anti-inflammatory properties of Cur render it an excellent drug molecule for treating disk degeneration nonsurgically, by direct injection into spinal disks when treating LBP and sciatica. PMID: 32252191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Stronger Together in Lab: Multi-Center and Laboratory Spine Studies are Closer to Publication than Single-Center and Clinical Spine Studies: Snapshot of Annual Meetings of the Spine Society of Europe.
Authors: Özcan-Ekşi EE, Canbolat Ç, Ayhan S, Ekşi MŞ Abstract Study Design: This is a cross-sectional study of literature databases. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the predictive factors for the publication rates of spine studies. Overview of Literature: Spine research has garnered worldwide interest due to the increased number of spinal disorders in aging population. Methods: We evaluated the abstracts presented at the annual meetings of the Spine Society of Europe between 2009 and 2012. Additionally, we recorded presentation categories, study designs, research types, r...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Computed Tomographic Morphometric Analysis of C1 and C2 for Lamina Cross Screw Placement in Malay Ethnicity.
Authors: Chan AKH, Yusof MI, Abdullah MS Abstract Study Design: This is an observational study of computed tomography (CT) data. Purpose: The C1 and C2 laminas in the Malaysian Malay population were analyzed for the feasibility of fitting 3.5-mm laminar screws in a cross configuration. Overview of Literature: Morphometric analysis of the C1 and C2 laminas has been performed for various populations but not for the Malaysian Malay population. Methods: A total of 330 CT cervical images were measured to establish the bicortical diameter of the C1 and C2 laminas as well as their height and length. The C1 pos...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Role of Virtual Reality in Balance Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Prospective Comparative Pre-Post Study.
Authors: Saha S PMID: 32235288 [PubMed] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Response to: Role of Virtual Reality in Balance Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Prospective Comparative Pre-Post Study.
Authors: Chakrabarti D, Gupta A PMID: 32235289 [PubMed] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Correction: Role of Virtual Reality in Balance Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Prospective Comparative Pre-Post Study.
Authors: Sengupta M, Gupta A, Khanna M, Rashmi Krishnan UK, Chakrabarti D PMID: 32235290 [PubMed] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Advice on Standardized Diagnosis and Treatment for Spinal Diseases during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic.
Authors: Zou J, Yu H, Song D, Niu J, Yang H Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak started in December 2019 that caused difficulties for clinical work. Practical work experience in our spinal outpatient and emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic is summarized in this article, with combined evidence-based medical evidence to explore a standardized process of diagnosis and treatment for spinal diseases. Outpatient reservation, continuous screening, triage, and isolation, first consultation accountability system, pandemic reporting system, and online revisit were strictly followed. We hope th...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - April 1, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Early Disc Height Loss Following Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion.
Authors: Kaliya-Perumal AK, Soh TLT, Tan M, Oh JY Abstract Study Design: Retrospective radiological analysis. Purpose: To analyze the factors influencing early disc height loss following lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). Overview of Literature: Postoperative disc height loss can occur naturally as a result of mechanical loading. This phenomenon is enabled by the yielding of the polyaxial screw heads and settling of the cage to the endplates. When coupled with cage subsidence, there can be significant reduction in the foraminal space which ultimately compromises the indirect decompression achieved by L...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - March 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Standardized Uptake Value from Semiquantitative Bone Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography in Normal Thoracic and Lumbar Vertebrae of Breast Cancer Patients.
Conclusions: In this study, the SUV of 99mTc-MDP was successfully determined using SPECT/CT. This research provides an approach that could potentially aid in the clinical quantification of radionuclide uptake in normal vertebrae for the management of breast cancer patients. PMID: 32213791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - March 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Cervical Disc Replacement: Trends, Costs, and Complications.
Conclusions: This study demonstrated that the use of CDR continued to increase. The most common complication was mechanical and/or bone-related, and cost analysis demonstrated no significant difference between inpatient and outpatient CDR. PMID: 32213792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - March 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Rapid Bodyweight Reduction before Lumbar Fusion Surgery Increased Postoperative Complications.
Authors: Rudy HL, Cho W, Oster BA, Tarpada SP, Moran-Atkin E Abstract Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Purpose: To determine the effects of massive weight loss on perioperative complications after lumbar fusion surgery (LFS). Overview of Literature: Patients who are obese are more likely to experience low back pain, which would require LFS. Nonetheless, they have a higher risk of perioperative complication development compared with individuals who are not obese. Methods: Patients who underwent LFS at hospitals that participated in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database withi...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - March 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

Use of Intraoperative Tranexamic Acid and Wound Complications in Spine Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Conclusions: We found no risk of wound healing complications and SSI directly attributable to preoperative and intraoperative treatment with TXA in spine surgeries. PMID: 32213794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Spine Journal)
Source: Asian Spine Journal - March 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research