Letter to the Editor Regarding “The Usage of Chewing Gum in Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Surgical Site Infection, Readmission, and Reoperation After Posterior Long Segment Fusion
Study Design. Retrospective case series. Objective. We sought to identify risk factors associated with surgical site infection (SSI) after posterior long segment spinal fusion (PLSF). Summary of Background Data. Patients who undergo PLSF may be at elevated risk of SSI. Identifying factors associated with SSI in these operations can help risk stratify patients and tailor management. Methods. We analyzed PLSFs—seven or more levels—at our institution from 2000 to 2015. Data on patients’ clinical characteristics, procedural factors, and antimicrobial management were collected. Multiva...
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research

In-hospital Course and Complications of Laminectomy Alone Versus Laminectomy Plus Instrumented Posterolateral Fusion for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A Retrospective Analysis of 1804 Patients from the NSQIP Database
Study Design. Retrospective analysis of data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Objective. We sought to compare the short-term outcomes of laminectomy with/without fusion for single-level lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Summary of Background Data. Lumbar DS is a common cause of low back and radicular pain. Controversy remains over the safety and efficacy of fusion in addition to standard decompressive surgery. Methods. Patients with lumbar DS who underwent laminectomy alone or laminectomy plus posterolateral fusion at a single level were identified from the ...
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research

Association Between Social Determinants of Health and Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Single-Level Lumbar Fusions: A Matched Analysis
Study Design. Retrospective cohort. Objective. The aim of this study was to analyze association between social determinants of health (SDH) disparity on postoperative complication rates, and 30-day and 90-day all-cause readmission in patients undergoing single-level lumbar fusions. Summary of Background Data. Decreasing postoperative complication rates is of great interest to surgeons and healthcare systems. Postoperative complications are associated with poor convalescence, inferior patient reported outcomes measures, and increased health care resource utilization. Better understanding of the association...
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: OUTCOMES Source Type: research

Predictive Factors Affecting Surgical Outcomes in Patients with Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
Conclusion. While the degree of vertebral slippage and the presence of angulation were not associated with poor recovery after surgery for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis, postoperative outcomes were associated with the intervertebral angle and the presence of translation. Careful preoperative measurement of these factors may help to predict poor postoperative outcomes. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: OUTCOMES Source Type: research

Extensive Periprosthetic Metallosis Associated to Osteolysis and Spinal Instrumentation Failure: Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusion. Instrumentation removal and metallosis debridement seems to be useful for symptomatic patients, but remains controversial on fixed asymptomatic patients. If solid fusion has not been achieved, extension, and reinforcement of the failed fixation could be required. Level of Evidence: 4 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research

Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture: McCormack Load-sharing Classification: Systematic Review and Single-arm Meta-analysis
This study was registered on the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews. We included clinical trials involving patients with TBF undergoing posterior surgical treatment, classified by load-sharing score, and that enabled the analysis of the outcomes loss of segmental kyphosis and implant failure (IF). We performed random- or fixed-effects models meta-analyses depending on the data homogeneity. Heterogeneity between studies was estimated by I2 and τ2 statistics. Results. The search identified 189 references, out of which nine studies were eligible for this review. All articles presenting LSC up ...
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research

Use and Cost of Orthosis in Conservative Treatment of Acute Thoracolumbar Fractures: A Survey of European and North American Experts
Study Design. Survey study. Objective. Assess practices and opinions of spine specialists from Europe and North America on orthosis use in adult patients with acute thoracolumbar (TL) fractures. Evaluate cost of the devices. Summary of Background Data. Although orthosis are traditionally used in conservative treatment of TL fractures, recent systematic reviews showed no benefit in patient's outcomes. Methods. A search for contact authors with publications on spine fractures from all European and North American countries was performed. An online questionnaire was sent on demographic data, practice s...
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research

Validation of the Yoruba Version of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
Conclusion. This is the first study in Nigeria to culturally adapt PSEQ. The PSEQ-Y showed adequate psychometric properties similar to existing versions. Therefore, the tool can be used to assess pain self-efficacy in clinical and research settings and help to improve the health outcomes of patients chronic LBP. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research

The Minimum Clinically Important Difference for Patient Health Questionnaire-9 in Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Interbody Fusion
Conclusion. Our 2-year postoperative MCID analysis is the first mental health calculation from an MIS TLIF cohort. We report a 2-year MCID value for PHQ-9 of 3.0 (2.0–4.8). MCID values for mental health instruments are important for determining overall success of lumbar spine surgery. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research

The Association Between Leisure-time Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Low Back Pain: A Cross-sectional Analysis in Primary Care Settings
Conclusion. LTPA was inversely associated with the prevalence of LBP in adults from primary care. This association was influenced by sedentary behavior and BMI. Level of Evidence: 4 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research

Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Withdrawal Are Associated with Adverse Perioperative Outcomes Following Elective Spine Fusion Surgery
Conclusion. Both AA and AW are associated with adverse outcomes in patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery with more pronounced risks for AW. Aggressive management in perioperative period is required to improve outcomes in these patients. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research

Machine Learning Predicts the 3D Outcomes of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery Using Patient–Surgeon Specific Parameters
Conclusion. Both preoperative patient-specific and surgeon modifiable parameters predicted the 3D global spinal alignment at two-year post PSF. Surgeon was determined as a predictor of the outcomes despite including 20 factors in the analysis that described the surgical moves. Methods to quantify the differences between the implemented surgeon modifiable factors are essential to improve outcome prediction in AIS spinal surgery. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Association Between Text Neck and Neck Pain in Adults
Conclusion. Text neck was not associated with prevalence of NP, NP frequency, or maximum NP intensity in adults. Level of Evidence: 4 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

A Comparison of Three Different Positioning Techniques on Surgical Corrections and Postoperative Alignment in Cervical Spinal Deformity (CD) Surgery
Study Design. Retrospective review of a prospective multicenter cervical deformity database. Objective. To examine the differences in sagittal alignment correction between three positioning methods in cervical spinal deformity surgery (CD). Summary of Background Data. Surgical correction for CD is technically demanding and various techniques are utilized to achieve sagittal alignment objectives. The effect of different patient positioning techniques on sagittal alignment correction following CD remains unknown. Methods. Patients with sagittal deformity who underwent a posterior approach (with and w...
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

Predictors of Superior Recovery Kinetics in Adult Cervical Deformity Correction: An Analysis Using a Novel Area Under the Curve Methodology
Study Design. Retrospective review of a prospective database. Objective. The aim of this study was to identify demographic, surgical, and radiographic factors that predict superior recovery kinetics following cervical deformity (CD) corrective surgery. Summary of Background Data. Analyses of CD corrective surgery use area under the curve (AUC) to assess health-related quality of life (HRQL) metrics throughout recovery. Methods. Outcome measures were baseline (BL) to 1-year (1Y) health-related quality of life (HRQL) (Neck Disability Index [NDI]). CD criteria were C2-7 Cobb angle>10°, coronal ...
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

Long-term, Time-course Evaluation of Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy Induced by Mechanical Stress: An Experimental Animal Study
Conclusion. We demonstrated that long-term mechanical stress caused LF hypertrophy with progressive elastic fiber disruption and cartilage matrix production accompanied by enhanced myofibroblasts. In addition, the reported rabbit model could be extended to elucidate the mechanism of LF hypertrophy and to develop new therapeutic strategies for LSS by preventing LF hypertrophy. Level of Evidence: SSSSS (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research

“Estuary Region of the Changjiang River”
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 12, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: IMAGERY Source Type: research

Reply to “Letter to the Editor Regarding – Design and Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol in Elective Lumbar Spine Fusion by Posterior Approach: A Retrospective, Comparative Study”
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor regarding: “Design and Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol in Elective Lumbar Spine Fusion by Posterior Approach: A Retrospective, Comparative Study” by Garg et al.
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Predictive Value of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score for Survival and Ambulatory Function After Surgery for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression in 110 Patients with Prostate Cancer
Conclusion.. The SINS is helpful in assessing spinal instability when selecting patients for surgery, but it does not predict survival or neurological outcomes. Patients with a potential spinal instability benefit equally from surgery for MSCC as do patients with spinal instability. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research

Moderators of the Effect of Spinal Manipulative Therapy on Pain Relief and Function in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis
Study Design. Individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis. Objective. The aim of this study was to identify which participant characteristics moderate the effect of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) on pain and functioning in chronic LBP. Summary of Background. The effects of SMT are comparable to other interventions recommended in guidelines for chronic low back pain (LBP); however, it is unclear which patients are more likely to benefit from SMT compared to other therapies. Methods. IPD were requested from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effect of SMT in adults with chronic ...
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research

Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy Versus Open Microdiscectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusion. There is moderate quality evidence suggesting no difference in leg pain or functional status at intermediate and long-term follow-up between PTED and OM in the treatment of LDH. High quality, robust studies reporting on clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness on the long term are lacking. Level of Evidence: 2 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research

Use of Intraoperative CT Improves Accuracy of Spinal Navigation During Screw Fixation in Cervico-thoracic Region
Conclusion. Use of high-quality CT associated with spinal navigation significantly improved accuracy of screw positioning in the cervico-thoracic region. Level of Evidence: 3. (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DIAGNOSTICS Source Type: research

Incidence and Risk Factors for Unplanned Return to the Operating Room Following Primary Definitive Fusion for Pediatric Spinal Deformity: A Multicenter Study with Minimum 2-year Follow-Up
Study Design. A retrospective multicenter cohort study. Objective. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for UPROR within minimum 2-year follow-up in primary definitive fusion for pediatric spinal deformity. Summary of Background Data. Several previous reports have elucidated the incidence of complications after pediatric scoliosis surgery; however, there has been no study that described the incidence and risk factors for unplanned return to the operating room (UPROR) with long-term follow-up in surgery for pediatric scoliosis with every etiology. Methods. We retrospe...
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Distal Adding-on Phenomenon in Scoliosis Secondary to Chiari Malformation Type I: Incidence and Risk Factors
Conclusion. The incidence of distal AO was 23.1% in CMS patients after PSF. Patients with low Risser sign and LIV-LSTV ≤0 were high risk factors for distal AO. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Who Will Require Revision Surgery Among Neurologically Intact Patients with Proximal Junctional Failure After Surgical Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity?
Conclusion. Bony failure with PJA of greater than 22° increased the likelihood for revision surgery. Therefore, early surgical intervention should be considered in these patients. Level of Evidence: 4 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Simulation of Implant Impingement After Spinal Corrective Fusion Surgery in Patients with Previous Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Case Series
Conclusion. Our simulation of anterior implant impingement and subsequent adjustment of the degree of spinal correction was useful to prevent dislocation. However, this method did not prevent dislocation in some patients. Level of Evidence: 4 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Long-term Patient Perception Following Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis if Dissatisfied at 2-year Follow-up
Conclusions. Having a low HRQOL score 2 years after surgery for AIS does not guarantee a low score 5 years after surgery. Promisingly, most patients demonstrate some improvement in all domains for patient-reported SRS-22 scores at 5-year compared to 2-year follow-up. Understanding the longer term postoperative evolution in patient-reported outcomes may help surgeons to effectively manage and counsel patients who are dissatisfied in the short term. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Altered Circulating Cell-free Mitochondrial DNA of Patients with Congenital Scoliosis
Conclusion. Significantly decreased plasma ccf mt-DNA levels were observed in patients with CS compared with those in controls. Although this finding has limited significance for clinical practice, it indicates that ccf mt-DNA may predict the onset or development of CS. Further studies should focus on the role of ccf mt-DNA in embryo development and whether ccf mt-DNAs could be considered as a marker for prenatal screening in development disorder like CS. Level of Evidence: 4 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Lowest Instrumented Vertebra Selection in Posterior Cervical Fusion: Does Cervicothoracic Junction Lowest Instrumented Vertebra Predict Mechanical Failure?
Conclusion. The findings in this study indicate that PCF LIV selection may play a significant role in the development of mechanical complications and need for revision surgery. T2 LIV selection demonstrated a significantly lower rate of mechanical failure and revision surgery. Postoperative PROs up to 36 months are needed to evaluate effect of LIV selection on PROs. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

Age-related Changes in T1 and C7 Slope and the Correlation Between Them in More Than 300 Asymptomatic Subjects
Conclusion. The normative values and age-related changes in C7S and T1S were analyzed. Both the C7S and T1S angles increased with age. The C7S angle was strongly correlated with the T1S angle, suggesting that C7S can substitute T1S on radiographic images. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

A Prospective Cohort Study of Dysphagia After Subaxial Cervical Spine Surgery
Conclusion. Fusion surgery and increased CL after surgery were risk factors for development of dysphagia after subaxial cervical spine surgery. Cervical alignment change due to anterior and posterior fusion surgery can cause postoperative dysphagia. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

Predictors of Readmission and Prolonged Length of Stay After Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. The aim of the study was to assess which factors increase risk of readmission within 30 days of surgery or prolonged length of stay (LOS) (≥2 days) after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA). Summary of Background Data. Several studies have shown noninferiority at mid- and long-term outcomes after cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion ACDF, but few have evaluated short-term outcomes regarding risk of readmission or prolonged LOS after surgery. Methods. Demographics, comorbidities, operative details, p...
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

In-vitro 3D Analysis of Sacroiliac Joint Kinematics: Primary and Coupled Motions
Conclusion. A nontrivial amount of rotation and translation occurred out of the expected axis of motion. The largest amount of off-axis rotation was observed in lateral bending. Relative to resultant translation, in-plane translation was lowest in lateral bending. Our results indicate that rotation of the SIJ is not fully described with the in-plane metrics which are normally reported in evaluation of fusion devices. Future studies of the SIJ may need to consider including off-axis rotation measurements when describing SIJ kinematics. Level of Evidence: 5 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: BIOMECHANICS Source Type: research

“Illumination of the gothic Regensburg Cathedral on the 150th anniversary of the completion of construction, Regensburg, Germany.”
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - April 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: IMAGERY Source Type: research

Kim, KR; Lee, CK; Park, JY. Preoperative Parameters for Predicting the Loss of Lordosis After Cervical Laminoplasty. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2020; 45(21):1476–1484
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ERRATA Source Type: research

Erratum for “Spontaneous Resorption of Lumbar Disc Herniation Is Less Likely When Modic Changes Are Present”
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ERRATA Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Spinal Navigation is Not the Same as Robotic Assistance in Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

To The Editor
No abstract available (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

The “Spinal Metastasis Invasiveness Index”: A Novel Scoring System to Assess Surgical Invasiveness
Study Design. Retrospective review. Objective. The aim of this study was to develop a surgical invasiveness index for metastatic spine tumor surgery (MSTS) that can serve as a standardized tool in predicting intraoperative blood loss and surgical duration; for the purpose of ascertaining resource requirements and aiding in patient education. Summary of Background Data. Magnitude of surgery is important in the metastatic spine disease (MSD) population since these patients have a continuing postoperative oncological process; a consideration that must be taken into account to maintain or improve quality of l...
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research

Telemedicine in the Evaluation and Management of Neurosurgical Spine Patients: Questionnaire Assessment of 346 Consecutive Patients
Conclusion. Telemedicine can increase access to specialty care for patients with prolonged travel time to in-person visits and decrease the socioeconomic burden for both patients and hospital systems. The high satisfaction with telemedicine and willingness to proceed with surgery suggest that remote visits may be useful for both routine management and initial surgical evaluation for spine surgery candidates. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research

Greater Socioeconomic Disadvantage Is Associated with Worse Symptom Severity at Initial Presentation in Patients Seeking Care for Lumbar Disc Herniation
Study Design. Retrospective, observational study. Objective. To determine the association of patient socioeconomic disadvantage, insurance type, and other characteristics on presenting symptom severity in patients with isolated lumbar disc herniation. Summary of Background Data. Little is known of the impact of socioeconomic disadvantage and other patient characteristics on the level of self-reported symptom severity when patients first seek care for lumbar disc herniation. Methods. Between April 2015 and December 2018, 734 patients newly presenting for isolated lumbar disc herniation who completed...
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research

The Impact of Obesity on Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Elective Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
Conclusion. Many medical comorbidities have less impact in obese patients than nonobese patients in predicting adverse outcomes despite increased rates of adverse outcomes in obese patients. These findings reflect the impact of obesity as an independent risk factor and have important implications for preoperative optimization. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research

Is There Additional Value to Flexion-Extension Radiographs for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis?
Conclusion. Flexion-extension radiographs may play a limited role in management of degenerative spondylolisthesis. The subset of patients for which flexion-extension views were most likely to provide value were patients with smaller slips ( (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DIAGNOSTICS Source Type: research

Impact of New Motor Deficit on HRQOL After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Subanalysis From Scoli Risk 1 Prospective Study
Conclusion. In the subgroup of deformity patients who developed a new motor deficit, total HRQOLs and HRQOL changes were negatively impacted. Patients with more than 2 points of LEMS worsening had the worst changes, but still showed overall HRQOL improvement at 6 months and 2 years compared with pre-op baseline. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Depression Symptoms Are Associated with Poor Functional Status Among Operative Spinal Deformity Patients
Study Design. Retrospective review of prospective multicenter database. Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate how preoperative mental status affects preoperative and postoperative disability and health scores in adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients. Summary of Background Data. The relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and depression has previously been documented. However, the influence of depression on clinical outcomes among ASD patients is not well understood. Methods. ASD patients with minimum 2-year follow-up were stratified based on preoperative mental hea...
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

An Analysis of Eating Disorders in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Prospective Cross-sectional Study in a Female Population
Conclusion. The AIS cohort in our study demonstrated lower levels of eating psychopathology than healthy controls. Surprisingly, eating behavior does not seem to be affected by orthotic management. However, quality of life and self-body image could be impaired in scoliotic girls, especially when they practice physiotherapy exercises, whereas those who practice sport seem to be preserved in this regard. Level of Evidence: 4 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research

Diabetes Does Not Adversely Affect Neurological Recovery and Reduction of Neck Pain After Posterior Decompression Surgery for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Results From a Retrospective Multicenter Study of 675 Patients
Conclusion.. CSM patients with diabetes experienced improvements in neurological function and neck pain as a result of posterior decompression to the same extent seen in patients without diabetes. Level of Evidence: 3 (Source: Spine)
Source: Spine - March 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CLINICAL CASE SERIES Source Type: research