The importance of timely treatment for quality of life and survival in patients with symptomatic spinal metastases
ConclusionsThe results from the present study show delayed treatment of patients with symptomatic spinal metastases has both direct and indirect adverse consequences for functional performance status, quality of life and survival. Optimization of referral pattern may accelerate the time to surgical treatment, potentially leading to better quality of life and survival. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Collateral effects of targeting the nucleus pulposus via a transpedicular or transannular surgical route: a combined X-ray, MRI, and histological long-term descriptive study in sheep
ConclusionsThe TPA induced more severe lesions in IVDs and vertebrae compared to the TAA. The lesions induced by the TPA are reason to consider whether or not this route is optimal for studying IVD regenerative medicine approaches. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Can the Charlson Comorbidity Index be used to predict the ASA grade in patients undergoing spine surgery?
AbstractBackgroundThe American Society of Anaesthesiologists' Physical Status Score (ASA) is a key variable in predictor models of surgical outcome and"appropriate use criteria". However, at the time when such tools are being used in decision-making, the ASA rating is typically unknown. We evaluated whether the ASA class could be predicted statistically from Charlson Comorbidy Index (CCI) scores and simple demographic variables.MethodsUsing established algorithms, the CCI was calculated from the ICD-10 comorbidity codes of 11 ′523 spine surgery patients (62.3 ± 14.6y) who also had anaes...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Cortical threaded pedicle screw improves fatigue strength in decreased bone quality
ConclusionsCompared to a conventional pedicle screw, the use of a cortical threaded pedicle screw promises superior fatigue load in vertebrae with reduced bone quality. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Correction to: Prosthesis design influences segmental contribution to total cervical motion after cervical disc arthroplasty
Unfortunately, figures  1 and 2 have been incorrectly published in the original publication. The complete correct figures are given below with the captions. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

3D-printed navigation template in cervical spine fusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractPurposeTo explore the effectiveness and advantage of three-dimensional (3D)-printed navigation templates (3DPN-template) assisted in cervical spine fusion (CSF) surgery as compared to conventional surgery.MethodsAn electronic literature search in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane was conducted for studies of 3DPN-templates in CSF up to May 2020. Outcome measures as the accuracy rate, operation time, intra-operative blood loss, and fluoroscopy used, associated with CSF were extracted. Mean difference based on changes was quantified using Hedges ’ g.ResultsFrom 4414 potentially relevant studies, 61 f...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

The value of contrast-enhanced three-dimensional isotropic T2-weighted turbo spin-echo SPACE sequence in the diagnosis of patients with lumbosacral nerve root compression
Conclusions3D T2-SPACE MRI had a higher sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV, and accuracy than 2D MRI for detecting LNRC. The 3D T2-SPACE scan could be a good substitute to routine 2D MRI in LNRC diagnosis, especially for foraminal nerve root compression patients.Level of evidenceIII. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Terminal complement complex formation is associated with intervertebral disc degeneration
This study investigated for the first time, in human disc tissues, the deposition profile of the complement activation product terminal complement complex (TCC), an inflammatory trigger and inducer of cell lysis, and its inhibitor CD59, and their correlation with the degree of disc degeneration (DD).MethodsDisc biopsies were collected from patients diagnosed with DD (n = 39, age 63 ± 12) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS,n = 10, age 17 ± 4) and compared with discs from healthy Young (n = 11, age 7 ± 7) and Elder ...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Influence of double rods and interbody cages on quasistatic range of motion of the spine after lumbopelvic instrumentation
AbstractPurposeThis in vitro biomechanical study compares residual lumbar range of motion (ROM) and rod strain after lumbopelvic instrumentation using 2 rods, 4 rods and interbody cages.MethodsSeven human cadaveric specimens were instrumented from L1 to sacrum, and pelvic screws were implanted. The pelvis was constrained and moments up to 7.5  Nm were applied to T12. Segmental L1–S1 ROM was analyzed by tracking radiopaque balls implanted in each vertebra using biplanar radiographs. Deformation within principal rods was measured by strain gauges. Four configurations were compared: 2 rods (2R), 4 rods (4R), 4 rods...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: European Spine Journal - September 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

ALIF in the correction of spinal sagittal misalignment. A systematic review of literature
AbstractPurposeWe aim at analysing the impact of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) in restoring the main spinopelvic parameters, along with its potentials and limitations in correcting sagittal imbalance.Materials and methodsThe 2009 PRISMA flow chart was used to systematically review the literature; 27 papers were eventually selected. The following spinopelvic parameters were observed: pelvic tilt (PT), sacral slope (SS), lumbar lordosis (LL), segmental lumbar lordosis (LLseg) and sagittal vertical axis (SVA). Papers reporting on hyperlordotic cages (HLC) were analysed separately. The indirect decompression potentia...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Severe pulmonary injury leading to death during thoracic rod removal: a case report
ConclusionsThis case report highlights one of the rare but potential complications of spinal removal of hardware surgery. It is essential that surgeons are aware of the possibility of pulmonary complications during thoracolumbar removal of hardware cases so that they may fully counsel their patients on the potential risks. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Impact of spinal alignment and stiffness on impingement after total hip arthroplasty: a radiographic study of pre- and post-operative spinopelvic alignment
This study examined the risk factors of impingement that can lead to dislocation using pre- and postoperative spinopelvic radiographs.MethodsWe studied 143 consecutive patients with end-stage hip osteoarthritis who were eligible for THA at our institute. Pre-operative pelvic incidence (PI), sacral slope (SS), lumbar lordosis (LL), sagittal vertical axis (SVA) in the standing and sitting position, and centre-edge angle (CE) were measured. The post-operative SS, LL, SVA, femoral shaft angle, and radiographic alignment of the acetabular component were also measured. We performed a multiple linear regression analysis to determ...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Burden of spine pain among rural and tribal populations in Raigad District of Maharashtra State of India
AbstractBackgroundAmong non-communicable disorders, low back and neck pain are the most common causes of severe, long-term pain and disability affecting more than a billion people globally. Yet, the burden and impact of these conditions are not well understood, especially among rural and tribal people living in low- and middle-income countries.ObjectiveThe aims of this study were to measure point prevalence of low back and neck pain among rural and tribal people in Raigad District of Maharashtra, India, and explore attitudes and beliefs of rural people towards spine pain and disability.DesignIn a cross-sectional survey of ...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Burst fractures lead to a fracture-associated intervertebral vacuum phenomenon: a case series of 305 traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine
ConclusionsFAVP occurred significantly more often in burst fractures and therefore may lead to disc degeneration due to nutritional supply disturbances via the vertebral endplate. As surgical management strategies for burst fractures are intensively discussed, the appearance of FAVP should be taken in consideration. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Answer to the Letter to the Editor of B. Garg et al. concerning & quot;Drug sensitivity patterns in Xpert-positive spinal tuberculosis: an observational study of 252 patients & quot; by Upadhyay M, et al. [Eur Spine J (2020) 29:1476 –1482]
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Source: European Spine Journal - September 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Spondylodiscitis due to transmitted mycotic aortic aneurysm or infected grafts after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR): A retrospective single-centre experience with short-term outcomes
ConclusionEVAR was used predominantly to treat primary infected MAAs. Secondary infected grafts were treated conservatively. Independent of vascular therapy, surgery of the spine led to recovery in most cases. Thus, surgery should be considered for the treatment of EVAR- and MAA-related spondylodiscitis. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Correction to: Learning from the past: did experience with previous epidemics help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among spine surgeons worldwide?
Unfortunately, the 13th author name has been incorrectly published in the original publication. The complete correct name is given below. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Presence of preoperative Modic changes and severity of endplate damage  score are independent risk factors for developing postoperative surgical site infection: a retrospective case-control study of 1124 patients
ConclusionOur data suggest that preoperative MC and TEPS  >  6 are independent risk factors for developing surgical site infections. MC could be foci of chronic subclinical infection and not mere markers of degeneration, as initially described. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - September 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Geometric morphometrics of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective observational study
AbstractObjectiveAdolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most prevalent type of scoliosis, and its consequences on the human torso have not been deeply studied. In spite of being a 3D condition, clinical management is circumscribed to 2D images among health-care professionals. GMM is a well-recognized tool in the study of 3D shape and symmetry.MethodsTwenty-four subjects with AIS and 24 controls were subjected to surface scan. Digitization and shape data were extracted and submitted to GMM analysis. 3D shape and asymmetry were correlated with Cobb angle in subjects with X-ray availability. Comparisons of mean shapes were do...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Answer to the Letter to the Editor of Kalidindi KKV, et al. concerning “Handgrip strength correlates with walking in lumbar spinal stenosis” by Inoue H. et al. [Eur Spine J (2020): DOI 10.1007/s00586-020-06525-1]
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Source: European Spine Journal - September 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor concerning “Drug sensitivity patterns in Xpert-positive spinal tuberculosis: an observational study of 252 patients” by Upadhyay M, et al. [Eur Spine J (2020) 29:1476–1482]
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Source: European Spine Journal - September 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

When is the circumferential stabilization necessary for subaxial cervical fracture dislocations? The posterior ligament-bone injury classification and severity score: a novel treatment algorithm
AbstractObjectiveTo propose a novel classification and scoring system called the posterior ligament-bone injury classification and severity score (PLICS) that offers a quantitative score to guide the need for posterior stabilization in addition to anterior reconstruction for subaxial cervical fracture dislocations (SCFDs).MethodsA total of 456 patients with SCFDs were prospectively included. Patients with PLICS  ≥ 7 together with extremely unstable lateral mass fracture (EULMF) were classified as high-risk group, and the other patients were classified as low-risk group. For patients in the low-risk group, ...
Source: European Spine Journal - September 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor concerning & quot;Handgrip strength correlates with walking in lumbar spinal stenosis & quot; by Inoue H. et al. [Eur Spine J (2020): DOI 10.1007/s00586-020-06525-1]
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Source: European Spine Journal - September 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Efficacy of topical versus intravenous tranexamic acid in spinal deformity
ConclusionThere is significant decrease in postoperative bleeding in pediatric deformity patients with combined topical and IV tranexamic acid. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 31, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Osteolysis after cervical disc arthroplasty
AbstractPurposeCervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) has become an increasingly popular treatment for cervical degenerative disc disease. One potential complication is osteolysis. However, current literature on this topic appears limited. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the incidence, aetiology, consequence, and subsequent treatment of this complication.MethodsA systematic literature review was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines. Studies discussing the causes, incidence and management of osteolysis after a CA were included.ResultsA total of nine studies were included. We divided these studies into two groups...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 31, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Patient outcomes in idiopathic scoliosis are associated with biological endophenotypes: 2020 SOSORT award winner
AbstractPurposeBracing is the treatment of choice for idiopathic scoliosis (IS), unfortunately factors underlying brace response remain unknown. Clinicians are currently unable to identify patients who may benefit from bracing, and therefore, better molecular stratification is critically needed. The aim of this study is to evaluate IS patient outcomes at skeletal maturity in relation to biological endophenotypes, and determine specific endophenotypes associated to differential bracing outcomes. This is a retrospective cohort with secondary cross-sectional comparative studies.MethodsClinical and radiological data were col...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Radiographic scoliosis angle estimation: spline-based measurement reveals superior reliability compared to traditional COBB method
ConclusionIn conclusion, our data suggest an advantage of spline-based automated measuring systems, so further investigations are warranted to abandon manual COBB measurements. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 27, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Cancer and mortality risks of patients with scoliosis from radiation exposure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractPurposeThe study aimed for unraveling the long-term health impact of cumulative radiation exposure from full-spine radiographs on children/adolescents with scoliosis.MethodsAll cohort, case –control or cross-sectional studies about radiation exposure to scoliosis patients with follow-up period as 20 years or more were included. Meta-analyses were performed for outcomes reported in two or more studies.ResultsA total of 9 eligible studies involving 35,641 participants between 1912 and 1990 fulfilled the inclusion criteria, including 18,873 patients with scoliosis and 16,768 controls as regional matched gen...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 27, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Physical activity and low back pain in children and adolescents: a systematic review
ConclusionThere is moderate evidence for the association between physical activity and LBP in children and adolescents. The results highlight the need for continued research. It seems that for clear evaluation of the analysed association the prospective cohort studies should be conducted. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Global research trends of adult degenerative scoliosis in this decade (2010 –2019): a bibliometric study
ConclusionLiterature growth in ADS was rapidly expanding in this decade. The USA was the most productive country and also had a largest quantity of top authors and institutes, so that scholars can keep following and cooperated with. Radiological parameter was an emerging topic and might also be a hot spot in the near future. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 25, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Superficial and deep lumbar multifidus layers of asymptomatic individuals: intraday and interday reliability of the echo intensity measurement
ConclusionsThese analyses can serve as a basis for future studies approaching multifidus of the people with low back pain. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 25, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Correlation study of radiographic characteristics and operative difficulty in lateral –anterior lumbar interbody fusion (LaLIF) at the L4-5 level: a novel classification for case selection
ConclusionOur novel and simple classification provides useful information for case selection. Type A provided the best indication and is most appropriate for a beginner in this technique. Type C includes the most challenging situations, which may have a high incidence of complications and require sophisticated surgical skills to achieve satisfactory outcomes and avoid approach-related complications. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Reliability, validity and responsiveness of the Dutch version of the AOSpine PROST (Patient Reported Outcome Spine Trauma)
AbstractPurposeTo validate the Dutch version of AOSpine PROST (Patient Reported Outcome Spine Trauma).MethodsPatients were recruited from two level-1 trauma centers from the Netherlands. Next to the AOSpine PROST, patients also filled out SF-36 for concurrent validity. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the characteristics. Content validity was assessed by evaluating the number of inapplicable or missing questions. Also floor and ceiling effects were analyzed. Internal consistency was assessed by calculating Cronbach ’s α and item-total correlation coefficients (itcc). Spearman correlation tests were p...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Expert ’s Comment concerning Grand Rounds Case entitled “Percutaneous cement discoplasty for the treatment of advanced degenerative disk disease in elderly patients”
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Source: European Spine Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Impact of growth friendly interventions on spine and pulmonary outcomes of patients with spinal muscular atrophy
This study included 66 patients (25% MCGR, 73% VEPTR, 2% unknown). Approximately 23% of constructs included CWS. The average Cobb angle improved from 67 ° (SD: 27°) to 50° (SD: 26°) at 2 years in patients with CWS (p = 0.02), and from 59° (SD: 20°) to 46° (SD: 15°) at 2 years in patients without CWS (p 
Source: European Spine Journal - August 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: European Spine Journal - August 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Preoperative epidural steroid injections are not associated with increased rates of infection and dural tear in lumbar spine surgery
AbstractPurposeThe study objectives were to use a large national claims data resource to examine rates of preoperative epidural steroid injections (ESI) in lumbar spine surgery and determine whether preoperative ESI or the timing of preoperative ESI is associated with rates of postoperative complications and reoperations.MethodsA retrospective longitudinal analysis of patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery for disc herniation and/or spinal stenosis was undertaken using the MarketScan ® databases from 2007–2015. Propensity-score matched cohorts were constructed to compare rates of complications and reoperations ...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Segmented lordotic angles to assess lumbosacral transitional vertebra on EOS
AbstractPurposeTo test the vertical posterior vertebral angles (VPVA) of the most caudal lumbar segments measured on EOS to identify and classify the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV).MethodsWe reviewed the EOS examinations of 906 patients to measure the VPVA at the most caudal lumbar segment (cVPVA) and at the immediately proximal segment (pVPVA), with dVPVA being the result of their difference. Mann –Whitney, Chi-square, and ROC curve statistics were used.Results172/906 patients (19%) had LSTV (112 females, mean age: 43  ± 21 years), and 89/172 had type I LSTV (52%), 42/172 type II ...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 11, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Clinical and radiological subsequent fractures after vertebral augmentation for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a meta-analysis
ConclusionOur systematic review revealed that subsequent fractures on unoperated levels were not associated with PVA, regardless of whether they were clinical or radiological subsequent fractures. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Effect of posterior cervical expansive open-door laminoplasty on cervical sagittal balance
This study aimed to analyze the imaging and clinical data of patients who underwent LAMP and to explore the effect of this procedure on the cervical sagittal balance.MethodsThis was a retrospective study of the patients who underwent LAMP between 01/2014 and 12/2017. TheC0 –C2 Cobb angle, sagittal vertical angle (SVA),C2 –C7 Cobb angle, andT1-slope were measured. The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score, neck disability index (NDI), and visual analog scale (VAS) were used.ResultsThere were 69 males and 39 females. The mean age was 61.3  ± 5.3 years. TheC0 –C2 Cobb angle i...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Comparison of sacroiliac joint degeneration between patients with sagittal imbalance and lumbar spinal stenosis
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to compare the degeneration of sacroiliac joints (SIJs) between adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients with sagittal imbalance and an age- and sex-matched lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients without sagittal imbalance.Materials and methodsThe age- and sex-matched case –control study consists of two groups: the ASD group and the other group consisting of patients with LSS (LSS group). The study population consisted of 98 patients in each group. The spinopelvic parameters such as pelvic incidence (PI), sacral slope, pelvic tilt, lumbar lordosis, and sagittal vert ical axis ...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of sacroplasty for metastatic sacral tumours: a systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractStudy designA systematic review and meta-analysis.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and safety of sacroplasty for patients with secondary metastatic lesions to the sacrum.MethodsSeveral databases, including the Cochrane library, PubMed and EMBASE, were systematically searched to identify potentially eligible articles in English language. All the above databases were searched until December 2019. The search strategy was based on the combination of the following keywords: sacroplasty AND secondary tumours OR metastasis OR metastases. The reference list of the selected literature ...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Locking stand-alone cage versus anterior plate construct in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis based on randomized controlled trials
ConclusionIn summary, LSC is not only a safe and effective device for ACDF but also has the advantages of significantly reduced operation time, blood loss, overall incidence of dysphagia, and ALO rate over APC. Therefore, LSC is a better alternative than APC for the patients undergoing ACDF procedures. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Estimation of plane of maximum curvature for the patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis via a purpose-design computational method
ConclusionThe developed computational method could estimate reliable and valid PMC for the patients with AIS, and become feasible for three-dimensional assessment of AIS.Level of evidenceIII. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Impact of cervical sagittal balance and cervical spine alignment on craniocervical junction motion: an analysis using upright multi-positional MRI
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the effect of cervical sagittal alignment on craniocervical junction kinematic.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed 359 patients (119 cervical lordosis, 38 cervical sagittal imbalances, 111 cervical straight, and 91 cervical kyphosis) who underwent cervical spine multi-positional magnetic resonance imaging (mMRI). The C2-7 angle, disc degeneration grading and cSVA were analyzed in neutral position. The C3-5 OCI, O-C2 angle, and OCD were analyzed in neutral, flexion, and extension position. The Kruskal –Wallis test was used to detect difference among four groups. The post hoc analysis was perf...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Factors associated with a 30-day unplanned readmission after elective spine surgery: a retrospective cohort study
This study was a retrospective cohort study conducted in a single tertiary academic hospital. The study analyzed the electronic health records of adult patients aged 18  years or older who underwent inpatient elective spine surgery under general anesthesia between January 2010 and March 2018. The primary endpoint was an unplanned readmission within 30 days. The study used uni- and multivariable logistic regression analyses.ResultA total of 7,025 patients were included in the analysis. Among the patients included in the analysis, 215 patients (3.1%) had unplanned readmission within 30  days after being discha...
Source: European Spine Journal - August 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Vertebroplasty shows no antitumoral effect on vertebral metastasis: a case-based study on anatomopathological examinations
ConclusionThe antitumoral effect of PMMA should not be taken into account as an indication for VTP in spinal metastases. It is important not to misuse VTP as a therapy aiming at tumor control. Other therapies such as radiotherapy, radiosurgery and open surgery are available for that purpose. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Answer to the Letter to the Editor of O. Ersen concerning “Strap stabilization for proximal junctional kyphosis prevention in instrumented posterior spinal fusion’’ by Rodriguez-Fontan F, et al. (Eur Spine J; [2020]:1287–1296, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06291-0)
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Source: European Spine Journal - August 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Major complications in extreme lateral interbody fusion access: multicentric study by Italian S.O.L.A.S. group
ConclusionXLIF revealed a safe and reliable surgical procedure, with a very low rate of major complications, when performed by an expert spine surgeon. (Source: European Spine Journal)
Source: European Spine Journal - August 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research