Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
Devices which are used in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and diseases.
The grafting of bone from a donor site to a recipient site.
The adherence and merging of cell membranes, intracellular membranes, or artificial membranes to each other or to viruses, parasites, or interstitial particles through a variety of chemical and physical processes.
The spinal or vertebral column.
Fusion of somatic cells in vitro or in vivo, which results in somatic cell hybridization.
A pathologic entity characterized by deossification of a weight-bearing long bone, followed by bending and pathologic fracture, with inability to form normal BONY CALLUS leading to existence of the "false joint" that gives the condition its name. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The largest of three bones that make up each half of the pelvic girdle.
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.
Specialized devices used in ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY to repair bone fractures.
Recombinant proteins produced by the GENETIC TRANSLATION of fused genes formed by the combination of NUCLEIC ACID REGULATORY SEQUENCES of one or more genes with the protein coding sequences of one or more genes.
Forward displacement of a superior vertebral body over the vertebral body below.
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by an exaggerated convexity of the vertebral column. The forward bending of the thoracic region usually is more than 40 degrees. This deformity sometimes is called round back or hunchback.
Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.
Synthetic or natural materials for the replacement of bones or bone tissue. They include hard tissue replacement polymers, natural coral, hydroxyapatite, beta-tricalcium phosphate, and various other biomaterials. The bone substitutes as inert materials can be incorporated into surrounding tissue or gradually replaced by original tissue.
Products made by baking or firing nonmetallic minerals (clay and similar materials). In making dental restorations or parts of restorations the material is fused porcelain. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed & Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.
Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.
A degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the VERTEBRA, the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK, and the surrounding soft tissue.
Deficient development or degeneration of a portion of the VERTEBRA, usually in the pars interarticularis (the bone bridge between the superior and inferior facet joints of the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE) leading to SPONDYLOLISTHESIS.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Congenital, or rarely acquired, herniation of meningeal and spinal cord tissue through a bony defect in the vertebral column. The majority of these defects occur in the lumbosacral region. Clinical features include PARAPLEGIA, loss of sensation in the lower body, and incontinence. This condition may be associated with the ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp35-6)
Renewal or repair of lost bone tissue. It excludes BONY CALLUS formed after BONE FRACTURES but not yet replaced by hard bone.
Proteins, usually glycoproteins, found in the viral envelopes of a variety of viruses. They promote cell membrane fusion and thereby may function in the uptake of the virus by cells.
Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.
Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
The GENETIC RECOMBINATION of the parts of two or more GENES resulting in a gene with different or additional regulatory regions, or a new chimeric gene product. ONCOGENE FUSION includes an ONCOGENE as at least one of the fusion partners and such gene fusions are often detected in neoplastic cells and are transcribed into ONCOGENE FUSION PROTEINS. ARTIFICIAL GENE FUSION is carried out in vitro by RECOMBINANT DNA technology.
The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by abnormal bending or flexure in the vertebral column. They may be bending forward (KYPHOSIS), backward (LORDOSIS), or sideway (SCOLIOSIS).
Osteitis or caries of the vertebrae, usually occurring as a complication of tuberculosis of the lungs.
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
Artificial substitutes for body parts, and materials inserted into tissue for functional, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. Prostheses can be functional, as in the case of artificial arms and legs, or cosmetic, as in the case of an artificial eye. Implants, all surgically inserted or grafted into the body, tend to be used therapeutically. IMPLANTS, EXPERIMENTAL is available for those used experimentally.
A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
The process of bone formation. Histogenesis of bone including ossification.
Calcium salts of phosphoric acid. These compounds are frequently used as calcium supplements.
The branch of medicine concerned with the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. Practitioners include physicians and non-physician providers who engage in clinical care, teaching, research, or leadership in the field of general hospital medicine.(from http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Hospitalist_Definition)
The GENETIC TRANSLATION products of the fusion between an ONCOGENE and another gene. The latter may be of viral or cellular origin.
Broken bones in the vertebral column.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.
The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.
Removal of mineral constituents or salts from bone or bone tissue. Demineralization is used as a method of studying bone strength and bone chemistry.
Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.
A potent osteoinductive protein that plays a critical role in the differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells into OSTEOBLASTS.
Pain during the period after surgery.
Inflammation of the SPINE. This includes both arthritic and non-arthritic conditions.
A dark-gray, metallic element of widespread distribution but occurring in small amounts; atomic number, 22; atomic weight, 47.90; symbol, Ti; specific gravity, 4.5; used for fixation of fractures. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
Injuries involving the vertebral column.
Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
A pyrrolizine carboxylic acid derivative structurally related to INDOMETHACIN. It is an NSAID and is used principally for its analgesic activity. (From Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.
A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.
Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.
Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, or hold parts of the body in correct position. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the threshold of the skin to pain.
Transplantation of an individual's own tissue from one site to another site.
Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.
Reduced blood flow to the spinal cord which is supplied by the anterior spinal artery and the paired posterior spinal arteries. This condition may be associated with ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, trauma, emboli, diseases of the aorta, and other disorders. Prolonged ischemia may lead to INFARCTION of spinal cord tissue.
Sensory ganglia located on the dorsal spinal roots within the vertebral column. The spinal ganglion cells are pseudounipolar. The single primary branch bifurcates sending a peripheral process to carry sensory information from the periphery and a central branch which relays that information to the spinal cord or brain.
Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.
Implants constructed of materials designed to be absorbed by the body without producing an immune response. They are usually composed of plastics and are frequently used in orthopedics and orthodontics.
The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The pull on a limb or a part thereof. Skin traction (indirect traction) is applied by using a bandage to pull on the skin and fascia where light traction is required. Skeletal traction (direct traction), however, uses pins or wires inserted through bone and is attached to weights, pulleys, and ropes. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed)
X-RAY COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY with resolution in the micrometer range.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Tight coverings for the foot and leg that are worn to aid circulation in the legs, and prevent the formation of EDEMA and DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS. PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION STOCKINGS serve a similar purpose especially for bedridden patients, and following surgery.
The period before a surgical operation.
Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.
A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Bone-growth regulatory factors that are members of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily of proteins. They are synthesized as large precursor molecules which are cleaved by proteolytic enzymes. The active form can consist of a dimer of two identical proteins or a heterodimer of two related bone morphogenetic proteins.
The GENETIC RECOMBINATION of the parts of two or more GENES, including an ONCOGENE as at least one of the fusion partners. Such gene fusions are often detected in neoplastic cells and are transcribed into ONCOGENE FUSION PROTEINS.
An X-linked recessive muscle disease caused by an inability to synthesize DYSTROPHIN, which is involved with maintaining the integrity of the sarcolemma. Muscle fibers undergo a process that features degeneration and regeneration. Clinical manifestations include proximal weakness in the first few years of life, pseudohypertrophy, cardiomyopathy (see MYOCARDIAL DISEASES), and an increased incidence of impaired mentation. Becker muscular dystrophy is a closely related condition featuring a later onset of disease (usually adolescence) and a slowly progressive course. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1415)
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
The physiological restoration of bone tissue and function after a fracture. It includes BONY CALLUS formation and normal replacement of bone tissue.
A nonhormonal medication for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women. This drug builds healthy bone, restoring some of the bone loss as a result of osteoporosis.
Synthetic or natural materials, other than DRUGS, that are used to replace or repair any body TISSUES or bodily function.
A rare epidural hematoma in the spinal epidural space, usually due to a vascular malformation (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS) or TRAUMA. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a neurologic emergency due to a rapidly evolving compressive MYELOPATHY.
Neurons in the SPINAL CORD DORSAL HORN whose cell bodies and processes are confined entirely to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. They receive collateral or direct terminations of dorsal root fibers. They send their axons either directly to ANTERIOR HORN CELLS or to the WHITE MATTER ascending and descending longitudinal fibers.
The continuous turnover of BONE MATRIX and mineral that involves first an increase in BONE RESORPTION (osteoclastic activity) and later, reactive BONE FORMATION (osteoblastic activity). The process of bone remodeling takes place in the adult skeleton at discrete foci. The process ensures the mechanical integrity of the skeleton throughout life and plays an important role in calcium HOMEOSTASIS. An imbalance in the regulation of bone remodeling's two contrasting events, bone resorption and bone formation, results in many of the metabolic bone diseases, such as OSTEOPOROSIS.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Non-human animals, selected because of specific characteristics, for use in experimental research, teaching, or testing.
The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.
A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Repair of the damaged neuron function after SPINAL CORD INJURY or SPINAL CORD DISEASES.
Relief of PAIN, without loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, through ANALGESIC AGENTS administered by the patients. It has been used successfully to control POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, during OBSTETRIC LABOR, after BURNS, and in TERMINAL CARE. The choice of agent, dose, and lockout interval greatly influence effectiveness. The potential for overdose can be minimized by combining small bolus doses with a mandatory interval between successive doses (lockout interval).
Breaks in bones.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.
Nucleus of the spinal tract of the trigeminal nerve. It is divided cytoarchitectonically into three parts: oralis, caudalis (TRIGEMINAL CAUDAL NUCLEUS), and interpolaris.

Support of the anterior column with allografts in tuberculosis of the spine. (1/1725)

Fresh-frozen allografts from the humerus were used to help to stabilise the spine after anterior decompression for tuberculosis in 47 children with a mean age of 4.2 years (2 to 9). The average angle of the gibbus, before operation, was 53 degrees; at follow-up, two years later, it was 15 degrees. Rejection of the graft or deep sepsis was not seen. Cross trabeculation between the allograft and the vertebral body was observed at six months, with remodelling occurring at approximately 30 months.  (+info)

Pathological fracture of a lumbar vertebra caused by rheumatoid arthritis--a case report. (2/1725)

We describe a case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with collapse of the L3 lumbar vertebra for which surgery was performed. The pathogenesis of lumbar lesions affected by RA is discussed and the literature reviewed.  (+info)

Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation for the treatment of severe scoliosis. (3/1725)

In a multicentric study, 36 cases (40 curves) of severe scoliosis were analysed; 19 were idiopathic and 17 neurological, Cobb angles ranged from 70 degrees to 145 degrees, all had undergone three-rod Cotrel-Dubousset (CD) instrumentation. The correction on the frontal plane achieved more than 50% of the preoperative angle (53.9% for idiopathic curves and 55.6% for neurological ones). On the sagittal plane the pathological shape of the spine was reduced and distinctly ameliorated. In ten patients, the authors successfully applied a technique, alternative to the original one, which was based on the use of two or three screws in the lumbar area, one supplementary pedicle transverse claw on the cranial area and two rods connected by a domino, instead of a single rod (the longer one applied on the concave side). The main complications were: one case of infection, three of vascular compression of the duodenum, one of crank-shaft phenomenon and one laminar hook displacement. The excellent result achieved in both, idiopathic and neurological severe and stiff scoliosis shows the efficacy, reliability and versatility of CD three-rod instrumentation.  (+info)

Long-term three-dimensional changes of the spine after posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (4/1725)

This is a prospective study comparing the short- and long-term three-dimensional (3D) changes in shape, length and balance of the spine after spinal instrumentation and fusion in a group of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. The objective of the study was to evaluate the stability over time of the postoperative changes of the spine after instrumentation with multi rod, hook and screw instrumentation systems. Thirty adolescents (average age: 14.5+/-1.6 years) undergoing surgery by a posterior approach had computerized 3D reconstructions of the spine done at an average of 3 days preoperatively (stage I), and 2 months (stage II) and 2,5 years (stage III) after surgery, using a digital multi-planar radiographic technique. Stages I, II and III were compared using various geometrical parameters of spinal length, curve severity, and orientation. Significant improvement of curve magnitude between stages I and II was documented in the frontal plane for thoracic and lumbar curves, as well as in the orientation of the plane of maximum deformity, which was significantly shifted towards the sagittal plane in thoracic curves. However, there was a significant loss of this correction between stages II and III. Slight changes were noted in apical vertebral rotation, in thoracic kyphosis and in lumbar lordosis. Spinal length and height were significantly increased at stage II, but at long-term follow-up spinal length continued to increase while spinal height remained similar. These results indicate that although a significant 3D correction can be obtained after posterior instrumentation and fusion, a significant loss of correction and an increase in spinal length occur in the years following surgery, suggesting that a crankshaft phenomenon may be an important factor altering the long-term 3D correction after posterior instrumentation of the spine for idiopathic scoliosis.  (+info)

Complications of scoliosis surgery in children with myelomeningocele. (5/1725)

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether the high incidence of complications in scoliosis surgery in myelomeningocele (MMC) could be attributed to the surgical technique and whether improvements were possible. Between 1984 and 1996, 77 patients with MMC and scoliosis were treated surgically. The clinical and radiological follow-up ranged from 1 to 10 years with a mean follow-up of 3.6 years. The mean age at time of surgery was 12 years 8 months. The average preoperative scoliosis measured 90.20 degrees and was corrected by 47%. The first four patients were stabilized with Harrington rods after anterior correction with a Zielke device (group 1). Twenty-five patients were operated only from posterior, using Cotrel-Dubousset (CD) instrumentation (group 2). In 13 patients an anterior release and discectomy was performed prior to CD posterior instrumentation (group 3). In 26 patients (group 4) this was combined with an anterior instrumentation. The 9 patients of group 5 had congenital vertebral malformations which made a special treatment necessary. Complications could be divided into hardware problems, such as implant failure, dislocation or pseudarthrosis, infections, anesthetic, and neurologic complications. Hardware problems were seen in 29% of all patients. More hardware problems were seen with the Harrington rod (75%) and after solitary posterior instrumentation (30%). The occurrence of pseudarthrosis was dependent on the surgical technique, the extent of posterior spondylodesis, and lumbosacral fusion. Patients with hardware problems had a mean loss of correction of 49% compared to 13% in the other patients. Depending on the different surgical techniques a loss of more than 30% was seen in 12-75% of the cases. Early postoperative shunt failure occurred in four cases; delayed failure - after more than 1 year - in three cases. One patient died within 1 day due to an acute hydrocephalus, another died after 2 1/2 years because of chronic shunt insufficiency with herniation. Wound problems were not dependent on the surgical technique, but on the extent of posterior spondylodesis and the lumbosacral fusion. Based on this analysis we believe our current practice of instrumented anterior and posterior fusion is justified. Further, we are very careful to check shunt function prior to acute correction of spinal deformity.  (+info)

Can autologous bone culture predict spinal fusion capacity? (6/1725)

The capacity of the individual patient to initiate osteoblast proliferation as a predictor for successful lumbar spinal fusion has not yet been reported. The objectives of this study were, first, to analyze the relationship between in vitro osteoblast proliferation and clinical bony fusion in the individual patient in order to predict the fusion outcome and, second, to measure the effect of preoperative tobacco smoking on osteoblast proliferation. Sixty-one patients (mean age 46 years) underwent posterolateral lumbar fusion in the period 1994-1995. Thirty-eight patients received CD pedicle screw implants and 23 received posterolateral fusions alone. During surgery, autogenous iliac bone was harvested and 1 g of trabecular bone without blood or bone marrow was then isolated for cell culturing. The cultures were classified as excellent (confluence within 4 weeks), good (confluence between 4 and 6 weeks) and poor (no or poor growth). Spine fusion was evaluated by two independent observers from plain anterior-posterior, lateral, and flexion/extension radiographs taken 1 year postoperatively, and the functional outcome was measured by the Dallas Pain Questionnaire (DPQ). Twenty-three patients had excellent, 19 good, and 19 poor in vitro osteoblast proliferation. Bony fusion was obtained in 77% of patients: 83% in the CD instrumentation group and 70% in the non-instrumentation group (NS). There was no significant correlation between osteoblast proliferation and spinal fusion or functional outcomes when analyzing the CD instrumentation and non-instrumentation groups together or separately. Elderly patients had a significantly poorer osteoblast proliferation than younger patients (P < 0.008). Preoperative tobacco consumption had no discernible effect on osteoblast proliferation, and no correlation between smoking and fusion was found. Further refinement of autologous osteoblast culturing may provide a biological tool for selection of patients who require biological enhancement of their bone fusion capacity. The poorer osteoblast proliferation related to advanced age supports the important negative biological influence of age on bony fusion. However, with more sensitive testing and better discrimination, other results are possible - or can in any event not be excluded.  (+info)

Lumbar intradiscal pressure after posterolateral fusion and pedicle screw fixation. (7/1725)

In vitro biomechanical testing was performed in single-functional spinal units of fresh calf lumbar spines, using pressure needle transducers to investigate the effect of posterolateral fusion (PLF) and pedicle screw constructs (PS) on intradiscal pressure (IDP), in order to elucidate the mechanical factors concerned with residual low back pain after PLF. IDP of 6 calf lumbar spines consisting of L4 and L5 vertebrae and an intervening disc was measured under axial compression, flexion-extension and lateral bending in the intact spine, PS, PLF and the destabilized spine. Relative to the intact spines, the destabilized spines showed increased IDP in all of lordings and moments. IDP under PS and PLF were significantly decreased in axial compression, extension and lateral bending loads (p<0.05). In flexion, IDP under PS and PLF increased linearly proportional to the magnitude of flexion moment and reached as high as IDP of the intact spines. These results demonstrated that despite an increase in the stiffness of motion segments after PLF and PS, significant high disc pressure is still generated in flexion. Flexibility of PS and PLF may cause increased axial load sharing of the disc in flexion and increased IDP. This high IDP may explain patients' persisting pain following PS and PLF.  (+info)

A new approach to scoliosis. (8/1725)

Despite the advantages that new derotation-based systems have brought to the treatment of scoliosis, the debate continues, especially regarding adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Problems like decompensation, junctional kyphosis, and insufficient sagittal plane alignment are met with new proposals. We now are using a technique and system, the Ibn-I Sina Spinal System (IBS), that we think is able to overcome these problems. It makes use of sublaminar wires, hooks, screws, and rods for correction. The main innovation is that the major corrective force is a controlled translation force acting simultaneously on all segments of the curve. A retrospective assessment of 25 patients treated with this system showed that besides dealing well with decompensation and junctional kyphosis problems, the technique was superior in sagittal plane adjustments, mainly in that it carried the normal kyphosis to its physiologic location. IBS has proved easy and successful in scoliosis treatment, especially with lordotic rigid curves. We encountered no neurologic injury or instrument failure. In addition to these advantages, ease of preoperative planning and application, decreased operation time, easy removal or revision, and versatility and safety of the system has made the Ibn-I Sina Spinal System (IBS) a treatment of choice, especially for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis cases, in some centers in Turkey.  (+info)

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The growing number of older people living in the United States (U.S.) with age-related degenerative disorders of the spine will continue to play a large part in driving the demand for spinal fusion and posterior dynamic stabilization procedures. It is projected that between the years 2010 and 2020, the population in the U.S. age 65 and older will increase 8.6%, from 309.2 million to 336.0 million. Instrumented spinal fusion and posterior dynamic stabilization procedures generated an estimated $2,403.2 million in corresponding product sales in the U.S. in 2011. It is expected that during the forecast period covered by this report, sales of instrumented spinal fusion and posterior dynamic stabilization implants in the U.S. will increase at a compound annual rate of 3.0%, reaching an estimated $2,790.0 million in the year 2016. This dynamic, new report from Medtech Insight includes analyses of products, current and forecast markets, competitors, and opportunities for suppliers of instrumented ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Does the cage position in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion determine unilateral versus bilateral screw placement?. T2 - A review of the literature. AU - McKissack, Haley M.. AU - Levene, Howard. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - This literature review examines the relative placement of the interbody cage with respect to the unilateral screw construct to address the need for bilateral screw placement versus unilateral screw placement. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has become a widely used technique for correcting lumbar intervertebral pathologies. This review addresses the necessity for further study on the effects of the relative position of intervertebral cage placement on the outcome of lumbar spine surgery after TLIF with unilateral pedicle screw fixation. Previous studies have addressed various factors, including posterior screw fixation, cage size, cage shape, and number of levels fused, that impact the biomechanics of the lumbar spine following TLIF. ...
Table 3: Superior Facet Joint Violations during Single Level Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Preliminary Retrospective Clinical Study
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery. AU - Yaylali, Ilker. AU - Ju, Hongbin. AU - Yoo, Jung. AU - Ching, Alexander. AU - Hart, Robert. PY - 2014/8. Y1 - 2014/8. N2 - PURPOSE:: Somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) and motor evoked potentials (MEP) are frequently fused to monitor neurological function during spinal deformity surgery. However, there are few studies regarding the utilization of intraoperative neuromonitoring during anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). This study presents the authors experience with intraoperative neuromonitoring in ALIF. METHODS:: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing ALIF with intraoperative neuromonitoring from November 2008 to July 2013 was performed. Factors including gender, operative time, blood loss, and number and levels of interbody fusions were analyzed as risk factors for interoperational alerts. RESULTS:: A total of 189 consecutive patients who underwent ALIFs were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hidden blood loss in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgery. AU - Ju, H.. AU - Hart, R. A.. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS.. PY - 2016/2/1. Y1 - 2016/2/1. N2 - Background: A retrospective study was performed to determine the factors affecting the total perioperative blood loss during anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). Measurements of intraoperative blood loss underestimate the true blood loss during surgery. Our research project was to examine the hidden blood loss in lumbar spine surgery. Hidden blood loss in elective knee and hip replacement surgeries range between 100% and 30%. Hidden blood loss was about 40% in posterior spine surgery. Methods: The factors analyzed included gender, body mass index (BMI), duration of surgery, type of surgery, aspiration, and number of fusion levels. Estimated blood loss (EBL) was obtained from the clinical records of patients as the blood collected from suctioning and the cumulative weight of the saturated ...
Study design: A retrospective chart review study combined with data from the Oswestry Disability survey (ODI), and SF-36 Quality of life questionnaires. Objectives: This study is intended to identify and quantify Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PUF) surgery successes and compare this information to data on Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgery. Quality of life, patient satisfaction, fusion stability, continued nerve decompression and need for more surgery are parameters investigated. We use surveys combined with chart review of PLIF patients and compare data with that of previous ALIF research. Background: Lumbar interbody fusion is generally an elective surgical procedure performed to relieve low back pain from segmental instability and/or nerve root compression in the lumbar spine. Indications for this surgery range from intractable back pain and radicular pain occurring over time to sudden nerve compression. Progressive weakness is an urgent indication for surgery. Orthopedic surgeons
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Lumbar interbody fusion has become a widely accepted treatment for painful conditions of the lumbar spine from degenerative disc disease, instability, and stenosis.1 Axial back pain and radicular symptomatology can be dramatically improved from interbody fusion. When outcomes are evaluated, higher fusion rates and improved pain reduction can be anticipated than from posterolateral fusion alone.2 The benefits of interbody fusion indirectly decompressing the neural elements have been known since the 1990s. Morphometric assessment of neural canal and neural foraminal dimension after anterior lumbar interbody fusion supports the concept of indirect decompression.3 Interbody fusion does pose a risk for complications. In an attempt to lessen the risk of severe complications that may occur with anterior or posterior approaches to the spine and to offer less invasive surgical alternatives, lateral lumbar interbody fusion has become popularized. Although this technique recommends electromyography (EMG) ...
Clinical diagnoses on 1st operation were degenerative spondylolisthesis of four cases, chronic degenerative disc disease with spinal stenosis of six cases, and recurred herniated lumbar disc disease of one case. We treated eight cases by posterior lumbar interbody fusion, one case by 360degrees fusion, and two cases by pedicle screw fixation only. Disc degeneration on adjacent segment to spinal fusion existed already in nine among 11 patients before spinal fusion. Types of adjacent segment degeneration after spinal fusion were disc degeneration of two cases, lumbar instability of three cases, lumbar stenosis of four cases, and lumbar instability and stenosis of two cases. Most patients complained of low back pain due to disc degeneration and instability, and some patients complained of leg and buttock pain due to stenosis. Time interval from 1st operation to reoperation was 20 months through 99 months, mean time interval was 57 months ...
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During the period 1989-1999, a number of patients underwent an ALIF-procedure. Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion procedure (ALIF) is a type of lumbar spinal fusion. The approach of the lumbar region is by incision of the abdominal wall. The intervertebral disc is removed and replaced by a bone graft. These patients form the population of this study. The goal of this study is to evaluate their current medical condition and to determine the clinical outcome.. The clinical result will be stipulated by means of standardized questionnaires (VAS-score, Oswestry low Back Pain Questionnaire and SF-36) ...
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For his recent victory at the 2019 Masters Tournament, which many sports commentators are calling one of the greatest career comebacks of all time, Tiger Woods owes a lot of credit. First, of course, to his own tenacity, discipline, and skill. But the 43-year-old golf legend also owes a debt of thanks to the spinal fusion surgery he underwent two years ago.. Woods, who hadnt won a major tournament in 11 years, notoriously suffered from debilitating back pain throughout the past decade, pain apparently caused by a slipped or ruptured disc in his lower spine. Three earlier surgeries failed to correct the problem, or at least to ease his pain enough for him to resume training for major tournament play. Finally, in April 2017, he underwent anterior lumbar interbody fusion, commonly known as ALIF or spinal fusion.. For half a century, ALIF has been a widely accepted treatment to replace the disc that joins the lowest of the five lumbar vertebrae to the highest of the sacral vertebrae - what doctors ...
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the front (anterior) of the body to remove all or part of a herniated disc from in between two adjacent vertebrae (interbody) in the lower back (lumbar spine), then fusing, or joining together, the vertebrae on either side of the remaining disc space using bone graft or bone graft substitute.. The graft material acts as a binding medium and also helps maintain normal disc height - as the body heals, the vertebral bone and bone graft eventually grow together and stabilize the spine. Instrumentation, such as rods, screws, plates, cages, hooks and wire also may be used to create an internal cast to support the vertebral structure during the healing process.. Depending on your condition and your surgeons training, experience and preferred methodology, an ALIF may be done alone or in conjunction with another spinal fusion approach. Please discuss your fusion approach options thoroughly with your ...
Background: As life expectancy in the society increases, the rate of degenerative diseases of the spine surge dramatically. Therefore, the number of patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery rises; however, the effectiveness of this operation is still controversial.Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate disability and quality of life in patients undergoing spinal fusion and compare the results with a matched general population sample.Methods: In this prospective study, which was conducted during 2015 - 2016 in Iran, data were collected from 100 patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery at Baqiyatallah and Shariati Hospitals. We also recruited 100 people from the general population in the hospital matched with the patients with regard to sex, age, and smoking status. The participants filled out the 36-item short form (SF-36) and Oswestry disability index (ODI) questionnaires. The collected data on the quality of life and disability of patients, before and three and six months after the
The natural healing process of your spines bones can be facilitated through posterior and anterior spinal fusion. Visit New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. of NJ to learn more.
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) is a type of spinal fusion surgery which stabilizes the lumbar, or, lower portion of the spine. Get more details.
Fondren Orthopedic Group offers transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in West University, Bellaire, Kingwood and Houston, Texas. TLIF is s spinal fusion procedure. Click here to learn more.
Conference Paper: Does cervical disc arthroplasty reduce adjacent segment disease and other complications in comparison to anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion? A meta analysis of randomized controlled ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Maintenance of segmental lordosis and disk height in stand-alone and instrumented extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). AU - Malham, Gregory M.. AU - Ellis, Ngaire J.. AU - Parker, Rhiannon M.. AU - Blecher, Carl M.. AU - White, Rohan. AU - Goss, Ben. AU - Seex, Kevin A.. PY - 2017/3. Y1 - 2017/3. N2 - STUDY DESIGN: Prospective single surgeon non-randomized clinical study.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate radiographic and clinical outcomes, by fixation type, in extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) patients and provide an algorithm for determining patients suitable for standalone XLIF.SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: XLIF may be supplemented with pedicle screw fixation, however, since stabilizing structures remain intact, it is suggested that standalone XLIF can be used for certain indications. This eliminates the associated morbidity, though subsidence rates may be elevated, potentially minimizing the clinical benefits.METHODS: A fixation algorithm was developed after evaluation of patient ...
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a minimally invasive fusion of the vertebrae of the lumbar region. Dr. Ryan Stuckey treats degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spine fractures, spine infections and spine tumors in Houston, TX.
Object. The authors conducted a retrospective study to provide an independent evaluation of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) in which impacted carbon cages were used. Interbody cages have been developed to replace tricortical interbody grafts in anterior and PLIF procedures. Superior fusion rates and clinical outcomes have been claimed by the developers.. Methods. In a retrospective study, the authors evaluated 71 consecutive patients in whom surgery was performed between 1995 and 1997. The median follow-up period was 28 months. Clinical outcome was assessed using the Prolo scale. Fusion results were interpreted by an independent radiologist.. The fusion rate was 90%. Overall, 67% of the patients were satisfied with their outcome and would undergo the same operation again. Based on the results of the Prolo scale, however, in only 39% of the patients were excellent or good results achieved. Forty-six percent of the work-eligible patients resumed their working activity. Clinical outcome ...
Spinal Fusion Surgery - Limited Range of Motion Due to Iatrogenic Injury. Accurately depicts limited extension of the head and neck secondary to an incorrectly performed anterior spinal fusion procedure. A single view of the head and neck bones is shown in a partially extended position. A fusion plate is shown from C5 to C6 with fusion masses in place at C5-6 and C6-7, around which are reddened areas illustrating the stress to the facet joints.
Operative treatment of isthmic spondylolisthesis lacks a definitive consensus, with many fusion techniques having been used in these patients, including ALIF, posterior lumbar interbody fusion, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, posterolateral fusion, and circumferential fusion. Significant research has been done to determine the superiority of each technique with still no consensus.2,3 Circumferential fusion in the form of ALIF with posterolateral fusion produces the highest fusion rates but also results in the most complications.3,15 Strube et al16 compared the clinical results of patients who underwent fusion with stand-alone ALIF and those of patients receiving ALIF with pedicle screw fixation and found that pain assessed through both visual analog scales and Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index improved more significantly among patients treated with stand-alone ALIF, which questions the clinical relevance of radiographic fusion in patients postoperative functional improvement. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epidemiologic and Economic Burden Attributable to First Spinal Fusion Surgery: Analysis From an Italian Administrative Database. AU - Cortesi, P. A.. AU - Assietti, R.. AU - Cuzzocrea, F.. AU - Prestamburgo, D.. AU - Pluderi, M.. AU - Cozzolino, P.. AU - Tito, P.. AU - Vanelli, R.. AU - Cecconi, D.. AU - Borsa, S.. AU - Cesana, G.. AU - Mantovani, L. G.. N1 - LR: 20170913; JID: 7610646; 2017/02/12 06:00 [pubmed]; 2017/02/12 06:00 [medline]; 2017/02/11 06:00 [entrez]; ppublish. PY - 2017/9/15. Y1 - 2017/9/15. N2 - STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective large population based-study. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the epidemiologic trends and economic burden of first spinal fusions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No adequate data are available regarding the epidemiology of spinal fusion surgery and its economic impact in Europe. METHODS: The study population was identified through a data warehouse (DENALI), which matches clinical and economic data of different Healthcare Administrative databases of the ...
Spine fusion surgery joins two or more small spine bones (vertebrae) together. It is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.. The goal of spine fusion surgery is to lessen pain at the vertebrae that are being joined by stopping that joint from moving.. There is considerable debate about the effectiveness of spine fusion surgery for degenerative disc disease. As many as 1 in 3 patients who undergo spine fusion do not report improvements in pain or functional status. Additionally, there are currently no evidence-based selection criteria to help surgeons determine which patients will respond to spine fusion surgery and which will not benefit.. CERTAIN is interested in better understanding which patients are more likely to benefit from spinal fusion surgery for degenerative disc disease. The Spine Fusion study will partner with spine surgery clinics to invite patients to participate in research activities designed to identify the ...
Oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLLIF) is a minimally invasive keyhole procedure used to achieve lumbar vertebrae spine fusion. Unlike other spinal fusion procedures, OLLIF is performed as an outpatient surgery for many people. Here are the many benefits of the oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion procedure.. No. 1: It is a Non-Traditional Approach. The OLLIF procedure is performed via a small 1 ½ centimeter incision on the patients side. Because the lateral approach involves a small incision, there is less scarring and pain. In addition, the surgeon does not have to move healthy bone structures, nerve bundles, or major muscle groups.. No. 2: Access Granted. The OLLIF is a simple, effective approach to spinal fusion. A small probe is used to dilate the muscles and nerves so the surgeon can access and removed the disease or damaged disc and bone components.. No. 3: Implant Material and Bone Graft Provides Stability. With the oblique lateral lumbar fusion procedure, a biocompatible ...
1. Harms J, Rolinger H. A one-stager procedure in operative treatment of spondylolisthesis: dorsal traction-reposition and anterior fusion (authors transl). Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 1982;120(3):343-347.. 2. Jagannathan J, Sansur CA, Oskouian RJ Jr, Fu KM, Shaffrey CI. Radiographic restoration of lumbar alignment after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Neurosurgery. 2009;64(5):955-963.. 3. Foley KT, Holly LT, Schwender JD. Minimally invasive lumbar fusion. Spine. 2003;28(15 suppl):S26-S35.. 4. Rouben D, Casnellie M, Ferguson M. Long-term durability of minimally invasive posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a clinical and radiographic follow-up. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011;24(5):288-296.. 5. Schwender JD, Holly LT, Rouben DP, Foley KT. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF): technical feasibility and initial results. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2005;18(suppl):S1-S6.. 6. Goldstein CL, Macwan K, Sundararajan K, Rampersaud YR. Comparative outcomes of minimally ...
Spine surgeons at Illinois Spine Institute in Schaumburg, Crystal Lake and Chicago, IL offer anterior lumbar interbody fusion to treat degenerative disc disorder, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, fractures of the spine, tumours and spinal instability.
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Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is an operation performed on the lower back to remove an intervertebral disc and join two or more spinal bones
Click here to learn about ALIF: anterior lumbar interbody fusion (with bone graft and metal plate), which is performed by the specialty-trained spine doctor at Lewiston Orthopedics in Lewiston, Idaho.
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Lumbar Spine Injury - L5-S1 Disc Herniation with Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery. This medical illustration series reveals a central disc herniation at the L5-S1 level followed by surgical steps of the following: 1. Posterior incision, 2. Decompression laminectomy and discectomy, and 3. Placement of fusion cages packed with bone graft between L5 and S1.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Robot-assisted anterior lumbar interbody fusion in a swine model in vivo test of the da vinci surgical-assisted spinal surgery system. AU - Yang, Moon Sool. AU - Yoon, Do Heum. AU - Kim, Keung Nyun. AU - Kim, Hoon. AU - Yang, Joong Won. AU - Yi, Seong. AU - Lee, John Y.K.. AU - Jung, Woo Ju. AU - Rha, Koon Ho. AU - Ha, Yoon. PY - 2011/1/15. Y1 - 2011/1/15. N2 - Study Design.: The use of the da Vinci Surgical System to perform an anterior lumbar interbody fusion in a swine model to identify the technical properties, processes, merits, demerits, and limitations of a video-assisted robotic surgical system. Objective.: This study was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of using a robotic surgical system to perform spinal surgery. Summary of Background Data.: Video-assisted laparoscopic anterior fusion was first reported in 1995 and afterward was spotlighted for several years. However, this technique has not become popular because of technical difficulties and complications ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The outcome of pedicle screw instrumentation removal for ongoing low back pain following posterolateral lumbar fusion. AU - Zotti, Mario G. AU - Brumby-Rendell, Oscar P. AU - McDonald, Ben. AU - Fisher, Tom. AU - Tsimiklis, Christovalantis. AU - Yoon, Wai Weng. AU - Osti, Orso L. PY - 2015/12. Y1 - 2015/12. N2 - BACKGROUND: Our aim was to determine whether patients derived benefit from removal of pedicle screw instrumentation for axial pain without other cause using our surgical technique and patient selection. A secondary aim was to investigate factors that were associated with poorer outcomes for this procedure as well as complication rate in this cohort.METHODS: Theater records from a single spinal surgeons practice were reviewed to identify patients that had undergone lumbar fusion for discogenic back pain with subsequent pedicle screw instrumentation removal (Expedium, DePuy Synthes) in the preceding 3 years with a minimum of 18 months follow-up. Inclusion criteria were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Limited Cost Benefit of Lateral Interbody Fusion for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. AU - Yamamoto, Tatsuya. AU - Yagi, Mitsuru. AU - Suzuki, Satoshi. AU - Nori, Satoshi. AU - Tsuji, Osahiko. AU - Nagoshi, Narihito. AU - Okada, Eijiro. AU - Fujita, Nobuyuki. AU - Nakamura, Masaya. AU - Matsumoto, Morio. AU - Watanabe, Kota. PY - 2021/1/1. Y1 - 2021/1/1. N2 - STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the utility and cost-effectiveness of multilevel lateral interbody fusion (LIF) combined with posterior spinal fusion (PSF) (L group) and conventional PSF (with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) (P group) in adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The clinical and radiographic outcomes of multilevel LIF for ASD have been reported favorable; however, the cost benefit of LIF in conjunction with PSF is still controversial. METHODS: Retrospective comparisons of 88 surgically treated ASD patients with minimum ...
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a surgery performed to correct the spinal problems in the lower back. Spondylolisthesis and spinal instability treatments are offered by Dr Rosenberg in Kogarah and Sydney, NSW.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Outcomes Following Spinal Fusion Surgery. T2 - A Systematic Review. AU - Kerezoudis, Panagiotis. AU - Rinaldo, Lorenzo. AU - Drazin, Doniel. AU - Kallmes, David. AU - Krauss, William. AU - Hassoon, Ahmed. AU - Bydon, Mohamad. PY - 2016/11/1. Y1 - 2016/11/1. N2 - Background Vitamin D deficiency is a relatively common occurrence in patients presenting for spinal surgery; however, whether this abnormality has any effect on spinal fusion outcomes remains unclear. We performed a systematic review of the available literature relevant to the association between vitamin D deficiency and spinal fusion outcomes. Methods We conducted a systematic and critical review of recent literature following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The following databases were searched: MEDLINE/PubMed, Google Scholar, Cochrane, Web of Science, and Scopus. Key search terms were vitamin D, spinal surgery ...
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Scoliosis Research Society scores were obtained in 75% of the idiopathic scoliosis group (18/24). Pre-operative scores averaged 75.91 (53.0-94.0±13.9), and post-operative scores averaged 84.72 (70.0-94.6±7.6). A total of 93.8% were satisfied/very satisfied with their treatment, and 87.5% would probably/definitely have the same treatment again.. Discussion. Instrumented anterior spinal fusion allows excellent curve correction and greater correction of rotational deformity while preserving more distal motion segments compared to the posterior approach.2,8 On average one to three distal motion segments can be preserved which may reduce the risk of late degenerative changes caudal to the fusion.1. Other potential advantages of instrumented anterior spinal fusion include a reduced incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis, reduced implant prominence and denervation of posterior spinal extensor muscles, and reduced instrumentation costs.2,12 For these reasons anterior instrumented fusion has ...
For patients undergoing spine fusion surgery, non-fusion (or pseudarthrosis) is one of the major complications that can lead to poor clinical outcomes. Therefore, treatments that promote or augment fusion are highly desirable. Teriparatide (Forteo, recombinant human parathyroid hormone [1-34]) is a systemically administered peptide hormone that is FDA-approved for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women or other populations at high risk for fracture. While teriparatide has been shown to enhance spinal fusion in several rodent and rabbit studies, no clinical studies to date have examined its effect on spinal fusion in humans.. This single-site two-year prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study is designed to examine the effects of peri-operative teriparatide treatment in older adults undergoing multi-level posterolateral lumbar spine fusion. All eligible patients seen at the UCSF Spine Center will be invited to enroll in the study. Upon enrollment, patients will ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Fusion rates in multilevel, instrumented anterior cervical fusion for degenerative disease with and without the use of bone morphogenetic protein. AU - Frenkel, Mark B.. AU - Cahill, Kevin S.. AU - Javahary, Ramin J.. AU - Zacur, George. AU - Green, Barth A.. AU - Levi, Allan D.. PY - 2013/3/1. Y1 - 2013/3/1. N2 - Object. The goal of this study was to compare the rates of solid arthrodesis and complications following multilevel, instrumented anterior cervical fusion in patients treated with and without bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). Methods. The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent multilevel (2+ level) anterior cervical fusions performed for degenerative disc disease with or without the concurrent use of BMP-2 from 1997 to 2012. The dosage throughout the study ranged from 2.1 to 0.26 mg/level (mean 1.0 mg/level). All patients were evaluated postoperatively by means of radiographs and CT scans to determine fusion status. Results. The overall ...
Of these hardware-related complications, 75 were further specified and 1 was unspecified. There were 31 cases with cage or pedicle screw malpositioning, 30 with cage migration, 3 with cage subsidence, 9 with pedicle screw loosening or backing out and 2 with a rod fracture. However, none of these cases were comparable to the one described in the present report, which uniquely consisted of loosening of the polyaxial sacral screws, fracturing of the set screws and cage dislocation.. Although our report provides no causal explanation for this kind of implant failure, we assume that the size and placement of the implant did matter in our patient. Furthermore, we believe that the dorsal fixation device may have been too small for our patients biomechanical needs. Cho and coworkers reported that pull-out strength of the pedicle screws increased with the outer diameter of the screws [23]. Therefore, we assume that our primary choice to use pedicle screws with a smaller outer diameter led to early ...
Spinal fusion surgery is performed to correct any problems with the small bones in the spine. It is also referred to as welding process that helps to fuse together vertebrae to help them heal into a single, solid bone.. Spine fusion indications are when you have fractures or injuries to the bones of your spine, unstable and weak spine caused by infection, spondylolisthesis, abnormal curvature, arthritis, etc.. Spinal fusion procedure is about bone grafting that helps two vertebral bodies to grow together into a very solid, and single bone. Spinal decompression surgery is part of spinal fusion that is intended to relieve patients of symptoms caused by compression, pressure, on the nerve roots and spinal cord.. Spinal decompression symptoms are numbness, pain, tingling, weakness and unsteadiness.Yet again, arthroplasty surgery is performed to restore function of your joint. This is done by resurfacing the bone. In the process, an artificial joint, also called prosthesis is used.. ...
Artificial cervical disc replacement is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery, where the damaged intervertebral disc in neck is removed & replaced with a disc implant.
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Sagittal rebalancing of a fixated lumbar hypolordosis (kyphosis) is very important to gain satisfactory results. To correct a misalignment vertebral column resection or pedicle subtraction osteotomies are favored, disregarding the relatively high complication rates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of a new modified transforaminal lumbar fusion technique as an alternative. We conducted a retrospective review (06/2011-06/2015 ) of a prospective database at an University hospital. Inclusion criteria were adult patients with a fixated lumbar hypolordosis and the need of monosegmental correction of more than 10° with an mTLIF. Exclusion criteria consisted of minor aged patients and polysegmental corrections. Study parameters were the perioperative complications and the achieved postsurgical lordosis. The follow up period was 6 months. A total of 11 patients could be included. The mean segmental lordosis was -2.3° ± 12.4° (range -22° to 14°) preoperative and 15.5° ± 10
25 years ago I was waking up in a recovery room from spinal fusion surgery to correct triple scoliosis. Five days prior I had surgery to remove the 7th rib from my right side. Soon after back surgery it was discovered I lost the use and feeling of my right arm due to a nerve injury. 12 hours on the operating table, and a pressure point in my armpit being on a corner of the table during that time did it in. After a few days it was like when you sleep on your arm, and wake up feeling pins and needles, but times a million, followed by a lot of pain on top of it.. The first three months of recovery were the hardest. My back muscles were all stretched out, being in a full back brace to help with fusion and healing. Going back to school was also a challenge. I was still doing physical therapy for my arm, and didnt have full use of it. I couldnt write by hand, so a lot of note taking, and written assignments were done on a laptop. It took until about the 6th month where I was able to function like my ...
Introduction Patients suffering from remaining disability after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) surgery for cervical disc disease may be prescribed physical activity (PPA) or neck-specific exercises (NSEs). Currently, we lack data for the success of either approach. There is also a knowledge gap concerning the use of internet-based care for cervical disc disease. The scarcity of these data, and the high proportion of patients with various degrees of incapacity following ACDF, warrant increased efforts to investigate and improve cost-effective rehabilitation. The objective is to compare the effectiveness of a structured, internet-based NSE programme, versus PPA following ACDF surgery. Methods and analysis This is a prospective, randomised, multicentre study that includes 140 patients with remaining disability (amp;gt;= 30% on the Neck Disability Index, NDI) following ACDF for radiculopathy due to cervical disc disease. Patient recruitment occurs following attendance at routine ...
Postoperative management of adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion surgery with intravenous acetaminophen may have an opioid-sparing effect, due to a reduced hospital length of stay.
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Predictors of Cardiac Function in Friedreichs Ataxia after Spinal Fusion Surgery study is currently recruiting healthy volunteers at Indiana CTSI, IN
Doctor Reginald Knight describes the direct lateral transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion procedure. Included are several intraoperative images.
http://www.srs.org/UserFiles/file/IMAST17-final-4web.pdf 6. 2-Year Outcomes of Spinal Growth Tethering vs. Posterior Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis - Flexibility vs. Reliability† Peter O. Newton, MD; Dylan G Kluck, MD; Wataru Saito, MD, PhD; Burt Yaszay, MD; Carrie E. Bartley, MA; Tracey P. Bastrom Summary 17 patients who underwent anterior spinal growth tethering (ASGT) were compared to 14 patients of similar age and comparable curve type/magnitude
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: A previous pilot study by our group demonstrated that nicotine administration via transdermal nicotine patch showed consistent serum nicotine levels whereas administration via the more commonly utilized mini-osmotic pump resulted in large variations in serum levels of nicotine of rabbits. In other work, we have previously demonstrated that nicotine delivered via a transdermal patch enhanced posterior spinal fusion rates in rabbits. This is contrary to studies published by other groups where nicotine administration decreased fusion rates.
High Satisfaction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients on Enhanced Discharge Pathway J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Mar; 40(3):e166-e170. . View in PubMed. Scoliosis-specific exercises: A state of the Art Review Spine Deform. 2020 Feb 24. . View in PubMed. Surgical Outcomes, Complications, and Long-Term Functionality for Free Vascularized Fibula Grafts in the Pediatric Population: A 17-Year Experience and Systematic Review of the Literature J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Feb 23. . View in PubMed. Comparison of Ponte Osteotomies and 3-Column Osteotomies in the Treatment of Congenital Spinal Deformity J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Nov/Dec; 39(10):495-499. . View in PubMed. Side Plank Pose Exercises for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119887720. . View in PubMed. Stomaching the pain of spinal fusion: gastrointestinal discomfort is as severe as back pain in 50% of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients following posterior spinal fusion J Child Orthop. 2018 Oct 01; ...
The success of posterior spinal fusion is based on your bodys ability to heal and produce new bone. Check for more information about posterior cervical laminectomy.
A revisional spinal fusion operation can occur for a number of different reasons, but the good news is that the first operation was probably more involved than a subsequent operation. Some revisional operations do involve the refusing of vertebrae or more invasive actions, but a lot of them are also performed to take care of more minor issues, like the formation of scar tissue or an issue with the spinal hardware. Your surgeon will walk you through the specifics based on your exact situation. Revisional spinal fusion surgery has a very high success rate when doctors can pinpoint the problem. If, however, the fusion site is not the underlying source of your pain, a revisional operation may not provide relief, which is why it is so important to get an accurate diagnosis from an experienced spinal surgeon like Dr. Sinicropi.. ...
Introduction Pedicle screw insertion is the mainstay of thora-cic and lumbosacral posterior spinal instrumentation. However, it may be associated with complications such as screw mal-positioning. The purpose of this study was to develop a pilot study to compare the accuracy of robot-guided screw insertion versus hand-guided screw placement for spinal instrumentation. The hand-guided screws were placed with assistance from computerized tomography (CT) stealth guidance or fluoroscopy. Materials and methods A retrospective analysis of medical records was done for all patients that had pedicle screw insertion for instrumentation between the dates of December 2013 and January 2016 with post-screw placement CT imaging. The analysis was conducted on screw accuracy between the two categories based on the Gertzbein-Robbins classification. Results A total of 49 screws were analyzed for accuracy in six patients. There was no statistically significant difference between the accuracy of hand-placed pedicle
TY - JOUR. T1 - Accuracy and reliability of spinal navigation. T2 - An analysis of over 1000 pedicle screws. AU - Shree Kumar, Dinesh. AU - Ampar, Nishanth. AU - Wee Lim, Loo. PY - 2020/3/1. Y1 - 2020/3/1. N2 - Purpose: To estimate the rate of pedicle screw malpositioning associated with placing pedicle screws using intraoperative computed tomography (CT)-guided spinal navigation. Methods: We analysed the records of 219 patients who underwent pedicle screw fixation using O-arm-based navigation. Screw placement accuracy was evaluated on intraoperative CT scans acquired after pedicle screw insertion. Breaches were graded according to the Gertzbein classification (grade 0-III). Results: Of 1152 pedicle screws included, 47 had pedicle violations noted on intraoperative CT. Pedicle screw violation was noted for 17 of 241 screws placed in the cervical spine (overall breach rate, 7.05%; 3.73% and 3.3% with grade I and II, respectively), for 11 of 300 screws placed in the thoracic spine (overall breach ...
Anterior cervical graft fusion alone or supplemented with an anterior cervical plate instrumentation may be used to treat the diseased cervical spine. An anterior cervical plate is intended to restore the mechanical integrity of the operated spine and decrease graft complications. An alternative method to single-level graft fusion is to use an interbody fusion device. The objective of this study was to compare the biomechanical stability of a single-level graft-plated cervical construct with an interbody cage device.. Copyright © 2002 by ASME ...
364368379 - EP 2085055 B1 2012-06-06 - Spinal fusion devices - [origin: WO0234116A2] Methods, devices and compositions for fusing adjacent vertebrae, and otherwise localizing bone growth, are provided. In one form of the invention, a method for fusing adjacent vertebrae includes preparing a disc space for receipt of an intervertebral disc implant in an intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebrae, inserting the implant into the intervertebral disc space and providing an osteoinductive composition that includes an osteoinductive factor in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The carrier is advantageously substantially impermeable to efflux of the osteoinductive factor and is released as the carrier is resorbed or biodegraded. Preferred carriers include a hardened, resorbable carrier, such as a calcium phosphate cement that retains at least about 50 % of the osteoinductive factors greater than about 2 days. Preferred osteoinductive factors are growth factors and include bone morphogenetic
Anterior cervical discectomy with decompression C6-C7, arthrodesis with anterior interbody fusion C6-C7, spinal instrumentation using Pioneer 20 mm plate and
Anterior cervical discectomy with decompression and arthrodesis with anterior interbody fusion. Spinal instrumentation using Pioneer 18-mm plate and four 14 x 4
Idiopathic Scoliosis is a spinal deformity in which a sideways curvature of the spine is present usually starting after age 9. Dr Feldman offers spinal fusion surgery to treat spinal deformities in West Palm Beach, FL.
Anatomic points within the body are projected outside the body through the use of extenders (180, 182, 188). The projected points may then be used for measurement, or to facilitate the selection or configuration of an implant that is positioned proximate the anatomic points using a slotted cannula (143). Such an implant may be a rod (270) for a posterior spinal fusion system. Pedicle screws (140, 142, 148) may be implanted into pedicles of the spine, and may then serve as anchors for the extenders. The extenders (180, 182, 188) may have rod interfaces (214, 216, 218) that receive the rod (270) in a manner that mimics the geometry of the pedicle screws (140, 142, 148) so that the selected or configured contoured rod (270) will properly fit into engagement with the pedicle screws (140, 142, 148).
Youve probably heard of a friend or loved one whose back pain resulted in a spinal fusion surgery, but you may not understand what prompted surgery over non-surgical approaches, including chiropractic care.. Simply put, spinal fusion is a surgical technique that aims to eliminate excessive motion (instability) in the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae together. Fractures related to trauma are a common reason for spinal instability, but excessive motion can also be caused by conditions such as spondylolisthesis (when one vertebra slides forward on another) and age-related disk degeneration.. When is a fusion necessary? The short answer is after every non-surgical option fails to result in a satisfactory outcome. The long answer is when there is progressive neurological loss or deficit, cauda equina syndrome, failed non-surgical care, failed prior surgical care, x-ray evidence of instability with neurological signs, and unremitting pain that affects ones quality of life. Treatment guidelines ...
Youve probably heard of a friend or loved one whose back pain resulted in a spinal fusion surgery, but you may not understand what prompted surgery over non-surgical approaches, including chiropractic care.. Simply put, spinal fusion is a surgical technique that aims to eliminate excessive motion (instability) in the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae together. Fractures related to trauma are a common reason for spinal instability, but excessive motion can also be caused by conditions such as spondylolisthesis (when one vertebra slides forward on another) and age-related disk degeneration.. When is a fusion necessary? The short answer is after every non-surgical option fails to result in a satisfactory outcome. The long answer is when there is progressive neurological loss or deficit, cauda equina syndrome, failed non-surgical care, failed prior surgical care, x-ray evidence of instability with neurological signs, and unremitting pain that affects ones quality of life. Treatment guidelines ...
Youve probably heard of a friend or loved one whose back pain resulted in a spinal fusion surgery, but you may not understand what prompted surgery over non-surgical approaches, including chiropractic care.. Simply put, spinal fusion is a surgical technique that aims to eliminate excessive motion (instability) in the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae together. Fractures related to trauma are a common reason for spinal instability, but excessive motion can also be caused by conditions such as spondylolisthesis (when one vertebra slides forward on another) and age-related disk degeneration.. When is a fusion necessary? The short answer is after every non-surgical option fails to result in a satisfactory outcome. The long answer is when there is progressive neurological loss or deficit, cauda equina syndrome, failed non-surgical care, failed prior surgical care, x-ray evidence of instability with neurological signs, and unremitting pain that affects ones quality of life. Treatment guidelines ...
Youve probably heard of a friend or loved one whose back pain resulted in a spinal fusion surgery, but you may not understand what prompted surgery over non-surgical approaches, including chiropractic care.. Simply put, spinal fusion is a surgical technique that aims to eliminate excessive motion (instability) in the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae together. Fractures related to trauma are a common reason for spinal instability, but excessive motion can also be caused by conditions such as spondylolisthesis (when one vertebra slides forward on another) and age-related disk degeneration.. When is a fusion necessary? The short answer is after every non-surgical option fails to result in a satisfactory outcome. The long answer is when there is progressive neurological loss or deficit, cauda equina syndrome, failed non-surgical care, failed prior surgical care, x-ray evidence of instability with neurological signs, and unremitting pain that affects ones quality of life. Treatment guidelines ...
Anterior cervical discectomy with spinal cord and spinal canal decompression and Anterior interbody fusion at C5-C6 utilizing Bengal cage.
Accurately depicts a generic Smith-Robinson anterior cervical discectomy (diskectomy) and spinal fusion surgery. Labels: vertebral body, intervertebral disc, spinous process, spinal cord, dura (thecal sac), and others. The four surgical steps shown are appropriate for vertebral levels C2 thorugh C7: A. Incision; B.Removal of disc material, decompressing the neural elements; C. Drilling of the vertebral endplates to expose cancellous bone; D. Bone graft placed between the vertebral bodies for fusion.
Spinal fusion can be used to treat a variety of conditions affecting any level of the spine-lumbar, cervical and thoracic. In general, spinal fusion is performed to decompress and stabilize the spine.[3] The greatest benefit appears to be in spondylolisthesis, while evidence is less good for spinal stenosis.[4] The most common cause of pressure on the spinal cord/nerves is degenerative disc disease.[5] Other common causes include disc herniation, spinal stenosis, trauma, and spinal tumors.[3] Spinal stenosis results from bony growths (osteophytes) or thickened ligaments that cause narrowing of the spinal canal over time.[3] This causes leg pain with increased activity, a condition called neurogenic claudication.[3] Pressure on the nerves as they exit the spinal cord (radiculopathy) causes pain in the area where the nerves originated (leg for lumbar pathology, arm for cervical pathology).[3] In severe cases, this pressure can cause neurologic deficits, like numbness, tingling, bowel/bladder ...
What is Spinal Instrumentation and Spinal Fusion? SpineUniverse. September 2012. Accessed 1 June 2013. Spinal fusion. ... 24,000 thoracic fusions and 157,000 cervical fusions are performed each year. A 2008 analysis of spinal fusions in the United ... 42.7 years for primary thoracic fusions, and 56.3 years for primary lumbar fusions 45.5% of all spinal fusions were on men 83.8 ... Lumbar and cervical spinal fusions are more commonly performed than thoracic fusions. Degeneration happens more frequently at ...
Unlike other spinal fusions, with a minimally invasive thoracic spinal fusion only about 10 percent of mobility is lost. This ... Spinal fusion is when the discs of the spine are removed and replaced with donor bone. The fusion is usually stabilized with a ... Spinal fusion is usually needed when a curvature reaches 40 degrees. However, there is a window of opportunity for a minimally ... Also, minimally invasive spinal fusions are almost always only done in the thoracic region. Infants 0 to 6 months: No solids ...
"Cervical spinal fusion". WebMD. Archived from the original on 2008-03-30. Retrieved 2008-03-07. Shantanu S Kulkarni, DO and ... Vertebrae Orthotics Dental braces Orthopedic cast Kendrick Extrication Device Long spine board Halo (medicine) Spinal fusion ... or may require a halo fixation device to support the neck during recovery after surgery such as cervical spinal fusion. A soft ... This makes them at high risk for spinal cord injury, which could be exacerbated by movement of the person and could lead to ...
Currently employed titanium alloy implants include: hip joints, bone screws, knee joints, spinal fusions, shoulder joints, and ... "Lumbar spinal fusion. Outcome in relation to surgical methods, choice of implant and postoperative rehabilitation". Acta ...
"Mesoblast files spinal fusion IND". Australian Life Scientist. 2006-11-27. Archived from the original on 2009-01-08. Retrieved ... Spinal laminectomy: A procedure for treating spinal stenosis by relieving pressure on the spinal cord. A part of the lamina is ... The spinal canal is then reconstructed to make more room for the spinal cord. Laminotomy: A procedure that removes only a small ... This can cause issues if the bone spurs start to grow into the spinal canal and put pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding ...
"WebMD article, Spinal Fusion (Arthrodesis)". "About AME , Association for Medical Ethics". Sandhu, F. A.; Dowlati, E.; Garica, ... disc replacement has been developed as an alternative to spinal fusion, with the goal of pain reduction or elimination, while ... and fewer incidents of adjacent segment degeneration than comparative spinal fusion options. A few non-industry funded studies ... noting differences between patients receiving a new device versus patients that receive spinal fusion or another previously- ...
Weiss, Frances (May 8, 2012). "Chronic Back Pain? Spinal Fusion May be the Wrong Surgery". New Jersey Newsroom. Archived from ... which claims to repair re-grow discs without a spinal fusion. Pauza has treated many international clients for chronic back ... into damaged spinal discs for the treatment of spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease, back pain and chronic low ... "Spinal Restoration, Inc. Announces Disappointing Phase III Study Results for the Biostat® System". www.businesswire.com. 2013- ...
"Edge To Have Spinal Cord Fusion Surgery". Syracuse Post-Standard. 03 Mar 2003. Dee, Louie (2007-05-18). "Neck surgery for ... After his fame in performing neck operations increased, he performed neck fusions on Bob Holly, Amy Dumas (Lita), Terry Gerin ( ...
Carragee EJ, Cheng I (April 2010). "Minimum acceptable outcomes after lumbar spinal fusion". The Spine Journal. 10 (4): 313-20 ... and quality of life after revision fusion for symptomatic pseudoarthrosis". The Spine Journal. 12 (12): 1122-8. doi:10.1016/j. ...
For spinal fusion procedures, an integration with a navigation system can further improve the workflow. Intraoperative ... "Robotic 3D Imaging for Spinal Fusion - Live Case". YouTube. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 14 September ... In Neurosurgery, applications for hybrid ORs are for example spinal fusion and intracranial aneurysm coiling. In both cases, ... traumatic spinal fractures, oncologic fractures or scoliosis surgery are other types of surgery that can be optimized in a ...
Furthermore, bone grafts or substitutes are widely used for augmentation of spinal fusion procedures. As with any procedure, ... "Graft Materials and Biologics for Spinal Interbody Fusion". Biomedicines. 7 (4): 75. doi:10.3390/biomedicines7040075. PMC ... The complete 3-month total cost of a complex posterolateral lumbar spine fusion bone graft supplemented with graft extenders ... "The perioperative cost of Infuse bone graft in posterolateral lumbar spine fusion". The Spine Journal. 8 (3): 443-8. doi: ...
Although rhBMP-2 and rhBMP-7 are used in the treatment of a variety of bone-related conditions including spinal fusions and ... Spinal Fusion and Bone Morphogenetic Protein Reddi AH (1997). "Bone morphogenetic proteins: an unconventional approach to ... rhBMP-2 is used extensively in other lumbar spinal fusion techniques (e.g., using a posterior approach, anterior or posterior ... There is "little debate or controversy" about the effectiveness of rhBMP-2 to grow bone to achieve spinal fusions, and ...
Spinal fusion is an example of adjacent vertebrae connected allowing them to grow together into one piece. modifying the ... Nouh, Mohamed Ragab (2012). "Spinal fusion-hardware construct: Basic concepts and imaging review". World Journal of Radiology. ... Spinal anesthesia may be used when the surgical site is too large or deep for a local block, but general anesthesia may not be ... With local and spinal anesthesia, the surgical site is anesthetized, but the person can remain conscious or minimally sedated. ...
He has had brain surgery and spinal fusion surgery. In his late thirties and forties, his health improved enough to allow him ...
1998 Sep 1. Muscle and musculocutaneous flap coverage of exposed spinal fusion devices. Hochberg, J., Ardenghy, M., Yuen, J., ...
Eren, İ; Abay, B; Günerbüyük, C; Çakmak, ÖÖ; Şar, C; Demirhan, M (February 2020). "Spinal fusion in facioscapulohumeral ... Severe scoliosis caused by FSHD can be corrected with spinal fusion; however, since scoliosis is a compensatory change in ... Names for this include scapulothoracic fusion, scapular fusion, and scapulodesis. This procedure increases arm active range of ... Scoliosis can occur, thought to result from weakness of abdominal, hip extensor, and spinal muscles. Conversely, scoliosis can ...
She has since recovered after a spinal fusion in October. In July 2022, McMenamin played for the Ngalingali team in a Black ... Pearson, Joseph (7 July 2022). "Black Ferns loose forward Charmaine McMenamin on the comeback trail from rare spinal injury". ... She later discovered that she had bone spurs on her spinal cord that required surgery. ...
Richter R (2011-06-28). "Medtronic's spinal fusion product shown to be harmful in bold review by medical journal and its ... Subach BR, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Kaiser MG (2001). "Bone morphogenetic protein in spinal fusion: overview and clinical update". ... in spinal fusion surgeries", with a level of risk far in excess of estimates reported in earlier studies. An additional review ... appear to improve fusion rates after spinal arthrodesis in both animal models and humans, while reducing the donor-site ...
He underwent successful spinal fusion surgery shortly after his retirement. The Gasparilla Bowl was canceled due to COVID-19 ...
PEEK is used in spinal fusion devices and reinforcing rods. It is radiolucent, but it is hydrophobic causing it to not fully ...
2010 Hospital Quality Ratings: Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion). Healthgrades.com. Retrieved on January 6, 2012. ... 2010 Hospital Quality Ratings: Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion). Healthgrades.com. Retrieved on January 6, 2012. 2010 ...
John Wooden." In 2009, Walton underwent an eight-hour spinal-fusion surgery. Two titanium rods and four four-inch bolts were ...
Implants that aim to delay spinal fusion and to allow more spinal growth in young children is the gold standard for surgical ... In general, modern spinal fusions have good outcomes with high degrees of correction and low rates of failure and infection. ... Spinal fusion is the most widely performed surgery for scoliosis. In this procedure, bone [either harvested from elsewhere in ... For spinal fusion surgery on AIS cases, with instrumentation attached using pedicle screws, complication rates were reported in ...
Eventually having a spinal fusion of the L5-S1 in 2008. After the 1999 season he would not record another top-10 finish. His ...
Cervical spinal fusion is performed on patients with more severe symptoms. Prolotherapy, including with stem cells, is another ... Henderson, F. C.; Geddes, J. F.; Crockard, H. A. (1993). "Neuropathology of the brainstem and spinal cord in end stage ... Part 1 : Findings in Patients with Hereditary Disorders of Connective Tissue and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome". Spinal Surgery. 23 (2 ... "Neurological and spinal manifestations of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes". American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars ...
Edwards underwent a spinal fusion of the C3 and C4 vertebrae. The surgeon replaced one of his discs with a cadaver's. His ...
The method is particularly suitable for use in spinal fusion procedures. The research for this method began in 1994 and ...
Thoracic spinal fusion with or without instrumentation as a last resort. Physical therapy for pain-relieving modalities, ... Garg, RK; Somvanshi, DS (2011). "Spinal tuberculosis: a review". The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 34 (5): 440-54. doi: ... English writer Denton Welch (1915-1948) died of spinal tuberculosis after being involved in a motor accident (1935) that ... Routine surgery in addition to chemotherapy for treating spinal tuberculosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, ...
Short, Eva (2018-09-18). "Autonomous vehicles, spinal fusion and starch scoop top EUCYS 2018 prizes". Silicon Republic. ...
For Girl Gone, Parson dreamed up dances inspired by Wellman's fanciful stage directions; "They do the Spinal Fusion," writes ...
Judyth Sassoon (2019). "Congenital and late onset vertebral fusions in long necked plesiosaurs: The first report of spondylosis ... Taylor published a paper concluding that plesiosaurs would have been capable of moving on land after all because their spinal ... 2019 Pathological fusions of neck vertebrae are reported in four plesiosaur specimens from different geological horizons by ...
... peripheral neuropathy Cervical ribs sprengel anomaly polydactyly Cervical spinal stenosis Cervical vertebral fusion ... III deficiency Congenital aplastic anemia Congenital arteriovenous shunt Congenital articular rigidity Congenital benign spinal ... syndrome Guadalajara type 1 Camptodactyly syndrome Guadalajara type 2 Camptodactyly taurinuria Camptodactyly vertebral fusion ...
This technique, known as "inertial confinement fusion", so far has not been able to achieve "breakeven", that is, so far the ... especially of the brain and spinal cord. In dentistry for caries removal, endodontic/periodontic procedures, tooth whitening, ... hoping that the squeezing effect of the impacts will induce atomic fusion in the pellets. ... fusion reaction generates less power than is used to power the lasers, but research continues. Powerful lasers producing ultra- ...
... a spinal infection, a sinus condition, or had a condition requiring a spinal fusion. Contemporary analyses dispute whether ...
"New Titanium Foam Spinal Implant Comes Pre-Attached to Disposable Delivery Device". mddionline.com. 2020-06-30. Retrieved 2020- ... The UCLA surgery, an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion surgery, took place on July 13, 2015 and was the first use of ... "Plastic spinal surgery device outperforms traditional metal instrument". Plastics Today. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2016 ... Medical Design and Outsourcing News reported that the Xenco Medical spinal implants are injection-molded titanium foam and are ...
"Novel fusion genes and chimeric transcripts in ependymal tumors." Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer 55.12 (2016): 944-953. ( ... specifically adult spinal ependymoma when reciprocally fused with UQCR10.. There also seems to be a higher relative abundance ...
... and spinal fusion. A specialized extension of its orthopedic program, Baptist Sports Medicine combines several services under ...
For services to fusion research in Europe. Basil Anthony John Drinkwater. For public service, Bermuda. Colonel Robert Trevor ... Michael Arthur Rogers, Spinal Injuries Research Adviser, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire. For services to Disabled ... For services to Fusion Energy Development. Alan James Brown, QPM, lately Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service. ...
TMPRSS2-ETS gene family fusion, specifically TMPRSS2-ERG or TMPRSS2-ETV1/4 promotes cancer cell growth. These fusions can arise ... The procedure is done under spinal anesthesia, a resectoscope is inserted inside the penis and the extra prostatic tissue is ... As of 2011, MRI was used to identify targets for prostate biopsy using fusion MRI with ultrasound (US) or MRI-guidance alone. ... December 2009). "[Fusion genes and prostate cancer. From discovery to prognosis and therapeutic perspectives]". Progres en ...
"100th Robot-Guided Spinal Fusion Surgery Is Performed by Dr. Christopher R. Good of the Virginia Spine Institute". Yahoo ... He performed the first hybrid multi-level cervical artificial disc replacement with spinal fusion in the country. He founded a ... He performed the first hybrid multi-level cervical artificial disc replacement with spinal fusion in the country. He leads a ... "I just performed the first AR spinal surgery in Virginia and DC. Here's why I think it will soon be a normal part of surgery". ...
2015). "2 Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion Techniques: Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion, Corpectomy, and ... It is hard to foresee the actual outcome on spinal cord injury even with early surgery due to many important facts like animal ... The ventral slot technique is a procedure that allows the surgeon to reach and decompress the spinal cord and associated nerve ... This makes possible to decompress the spinal cord from the midline and if necessary to both sides including the leaving nerve ...
Kalanithi, P. A.; Arrigo, R; Boakye, M (2012). "Morbid obesity increases cost and complication rates in spinal arthrodesis". ... Kalanithi PS, Patil CG, Boakye M (2009). "National complication rates and disposition after posterior lumbar fusion for ...
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In their spinal cord injury research study, a person with paraplegia was able to operate a BCI-robotic gait orthosis to regain ... Stoica A (September 2012). "MultiMind: Multi-Brain Signal Fusion to Exceed the Power of a Single Brain". 2012 Third ... demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to use BCI technology to restore brain-controlled walking after spinal cord ... functional electrical stimulation system to restore upper extremity movements in a person with tetraplegia due to spinal cord ...
Al Kaissi A, Klaushofer K, Grill F (2007-09-01). "Progressive vertebral fusion in a girl with spinal enchondromatosis". ... This is followed by fusion, however fusion is usually not seen in the posterior disc space except in later stages of the ... Through adolescence and adulthood, the typical anterior fusion of the vertebrae continues to progress until fusion is complete ... fusion of C7-T5 and T6-T7, and fusion of L5-S1. Additionally, she was also found to have situs inversus visceralis. 8‐year‐old ...
... or spontaneous fusion of a vesicle with the membrane." Chemical sensing, such as that of taste and smell which rely on an ... noise with independent component analysis improves the detection of nociceptive responses with fMRI of the human spinal cord". ...
Post-translational modifications can have a wide range of effects on the function of the NET, including the rate of fusion of ... been understood between researchers is that there is a positive correlation between increased NE levels in the brain and spinal ...
The Effectiveness of Personalized Electronic Patient Engagement Messaging Following Lumbar Spinal Fusion: A Pilot Study (Lumbar ...
... as well as laminectomies and spinal fusions, among other orthopaedic procedures. In July 2012, Tri-City became the first ... the Mazor Robotic Renaissance System to perform select spinal surgeries; the Navio Surgical System to perform partial knee ...
Back pain caused by the shrapnel still lodged close to his spine forced Fazio to undergo a spinal fusion operation in 1967 but ...
Jazz fusion arrangers, American jazz bandleaders, Bebop guitarists, Brazilian jazz guitarists, Jazz fusion guitarists, Gypsy ... After his recovery from spinal surgery, became a guitarist, performing locally and teaching guitar lessons. In 1986 he released ... "Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack - Harry Warren Songbook". Contemporary Fusion Reviews. Yanow, Scott. "The Blue Lady - Review". ... jazz fusion, and gypsy swing. Since 1986 he has released over fifteen albums as a band leader and has appeared on over 75 ...
With spinal fusion, the recovery time may be longer. In some cases after laminectomy and spinal fusion, it may take several ... However, if the spinal column is unstable and fusion is required, the recovery period can last from several months to more than ... Removal of substantial amounts of bone and tissue may require additional procedures such as spinal fusion to stabilize the ... Spinal stenosis is the single most common diagnosis that leads to spinal surgery, of which a laminectomy represents one ...
Suffering from scoliosis, which was diagnosed at age 11 and treated by a spinal fusion when she was in high school, she missed ...
Below the supraoccipital were the two exoccipitals, which formed the sides of the foramen magnum (the canal for the spinal cord ... the holotype is thought to have been an adult because of the extensive fusion of its bones, including within the occiput, and ...
A fixation of the joint (screws or similar hardware only, without the use of bone grafting) is more common than a spinal fusion ... There is also a notable incidence of lumbar spinal fusion patients that present with sacroiliac pain and hypermobility, ... Yoo H, Shin D, Song C (2015). "Changes in the spinal curvature, degree of pain, balance ability, and gait ability according to ... Mixter, WJ; Barr, JS (1934). "Rupture of the Intervertebral Disc with Involvement of the Spinal Canal". N Engl J Med. 211 (5): ...
Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion - Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 2011 The Clinical and Radiological ... "Subsidence of polyetheretherketone cage after minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion". J Spinal Disord Tech ... Its spine center has long-standing experience and expertise in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, and spine specialists treat ... "The Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Single Level Fusion". Asian Spine ...
After their fusion the group of central veins drains its combined contents into an anterior spinal vein. These veins can ... The anterior spinal cord, which makes up 2/3 of the entire spinal cord, gets its blood supply from the anterior spinal artery. ... Anterior spinal veins (also known as anterior coronal veins and anterior median spinal veins) are veins that receive blood from ... The most efficient way to study the spinal venous system along with the anterior spinal veins is to do it postmortem. These ...
Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently join together two or more bones in the spine so there is no movement between them. ... fusion; Herniated disk - fusion; Spinal stenosis - fusion; Laminectomy - fusion; Cervical spinal fusion; Lumbar spinal fusion ... Vertebral interbody fusion; Posterior spinal fusion; Arthrodesis; Anterior spinal fusion; Spine surgery - spinal fusion; Low ... After spinal fusion, the area that was fused together can no longer move. Therefore, the spinal column above and below the ...
Can lumbar spinal fusion be safely performed on octogenarians? A new study looks at the risks for adverse events among this age ... Summary of Background Data: Patients aged 80 years and above are undergoing elective lumbar spinal fusion surgery in increasing ... Are Octogenarians at Higher Risk of Complications After Elective Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery?. Analysis of a Cohort of 7880 ... posterior fusion; PLF, posterolateral fusion; XLIF, extreme lateral interbody fusion. ...
Spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis can reduce the curve of the spine and prevent its progression. Doctors only use it in ... Spinal fusion surgery involves fusing two or more vertebrae to correct spinal curvature. Doctors typically reserve this ... Spinal fusion surgery (SFS) for scoliosis fuses two or more vertebrae together to help straighten the spine and prevent the ... A 2015 review found no recent trials comparing surgical spinal fusion to other treatments for severe scoliosis. This suggests ...
Jeffrey Spivak reviews the process for deciding to undergo a multi-level spinal fusion for spinal deformities such as scoliosis ... If you have been recommended by your doctor to have a multi-level spinal fusion, its something you shouldnt take lightly. We ... Multi-level fusions are often necessary for patients with spinal deformity or spondylolisthesis or other structural ... If you are considering fusion of more than one level, with each level thats done is an added risk. Theres a bigger operation ...
... proliferation of sophisticated spinal instrumentation devices, advances in bone fusion techniques, refinement of anterior ... encoded search term (Spinal Instability and Spinal Fusion Surgery) and Spinal Instability and Spinal Fusion Surgery What to ... Spinal Instability and Spinal Fusion Surgery Workup. Updated: Mar 15, 2022 * Author: Peyman Pakzaban, MD; Chief Editor: Brian H ... The role of fusion and instrumentation in the treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis. J Spinal Disord ...
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones of the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially ... Watch: Spinal Fusion Animation. Bone Grafting. All spinal fusions use some type of bone material, called a bone graft, to help ... Fusion will take away some spinal flexibility, but most spinal fusions involve only small segments of the spine and do not ... To help you understand the main terms and abbreviations regarding spinal fusion, a glossary has been developed: Spinal Fusion ...
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  • Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently join together two or more bones in the spine so there is no movement between them. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Spinal fusion is most often done along with other surgical procedures of the spine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • [ 1 ] As the population ages, the incidence of degenerative disease of the spine also increases, resulting in a concomitant increase in the number of elective spinal surgeries being performed. (medscape.com)
  • Spinal fusion surgery (SFS) for scoliosis fuses two or more vertebrae together to help straighten the spine and prevent the curvature from progressing. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A 2018 study of lumbar spine fusion found no recent evidence either supporting or disputing the benefits of SFS for scoliosis or other medical conditions. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • According to a 2018 study , the mortality rate for people who had lumbar spine surgery from 2003-2012 was 0.105% for simple fusions and 0.321% for complex fusions. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Typical examples include patients that have deformity of the spine that are not limited to one level, and have scoliosis and those patients will often need a multi-level fusion. (spine-health.com)
  • Multi-level fusions are often necessary for patients with spinal deformity or spondylolisthesis or other structural abnormalities of the spine, however if you are considering multi-level surgery and that's been recommended purely on the basis of back pain and disc degeneration, this is a decision that should not be taken lightly. (spine-health.com)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine and plain radiography with flexion and extension are the most useful imaging studies for evaluation of spinal instability. (medscape.com)
  • Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones in the spine (vertebrae). (aaos.org)
  • Understanding how your spine works will help you better understand spinal fusion. (aaos.org)
  • Spinal fusion can be performed in any region of the spine. (aaos.org)
  • Fusion will take away some spinal flexibility, but most spinal fusions involve only small segments of the spine and do not limit motion very much. (aaos.org)
  • Posterior spinal fusion is the surgical process of straightening the spine and preventing the curve from getting worse. (childrensnational.org)
  • In spinal fusion surgery, an anterior fusion in the lumbar spine is done by making an incision in the abdomen (belly). (orthoinfo.org)
  • For a fusion in the cervical spine, the incision is made in the front of the neck. (orthoinfo.org)
  • If you are having a posterior fusion in the lumbar spine, you will lie on your belly during the operation and your surgeon will make the incision in your lower back. (orthoinfo.org)
  • If the fusion is in your cervical spine, the surgeon will make the incision in the back of your neck. (orthoinfo.org)
  • Two or more bones (vertebrae) in your spine must heal together into a single, solid bone for a successful fusion. (orthoinfo.org)
  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Vijay Yanamadala speaks about an innovative awake spinal fusion surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center in Westport, Conn. Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (ctpost.com)
  • Waterbury resident Edith Gooch, 82, speaks about her awake spinal fusion surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center in Westport, Conn. Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (ctpost.com)
  • Co-Physician-in-Chief Dr. Khalid Abbed speaks about an innovative awake spinal fusion surgery beside Anesthesiologist Dr. Vlad Frenk, left, patient Editch Gooch, second from left, and neurosurgeon Dr. Vijay Yanamadala at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center in Westport, Conn. Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (ctpost.com)
  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Vijay Yanamadala, left, and Co-Physician-in-Chief Dr. Khalid Abbed speak about an innovative awake spinal fusion surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center in Westport, Conn. Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (ctpost.com)
  • Hartford HealthCare Fairfield Region Multimedia Director Jocelyn Maminta and Co-Physician-in-Chief Dr. Khalid Abbed speak about an innovative awake spinal fusion surgery beside anesthesiologist Dr. Vlad Frenk, left, patient Editch Gooch, second from left, and neurosurgeon Dr. Vijay Yanamadala at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center in Westport, Conn. Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (ctpost.com)
  • There are several conditions for which medical experts agree that spinal fusions are medically appropriate including severe spinal deformities such as scoliosis, for spinal fractures and tumors, and infections in the spine. (beckerlaw.com)
  • The data from 2011through 2012 showed that on average during a given year, spine surgeons see 651 Medicare patients, perform around 43 spinal fusion surgeries (7%), and of that number, perform multi-level fusions involving 4 or more vertebrae on 7 or fewer patients, less than 1% of patients seen. (beckerlaw.com)
  • Within the classification of the interbody fusion for the lumbar spine there are two types the (A)nterior (L)umbar (I)nterbody (F)usion ALIF and the (P)osterior (L)umbar (I)nterbody (F)usion PLIF. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • During spinal fusion surgery two or more vertebrae in your spine are permanently joined to eliminate extra space between them, correct their deformity, improve spinal stability and finally reduce pain in the spine area. (carefultrip.com)
  • Spinal endoscopic surgery is for pain management and spine surgery. (carefultrip.com)
  • We have a special group of people with advanced training in regional anesthesia that are dedicated to spine and spinal surgery. (iaapartners.com)
  • National Spine Health Foundation improves spinal health care. (spinehealth.org)
  • One of the most common procedures to reduce pain in degenerative joints in your spine is called spinal fusion. (newhealthadvisor.org)
  • However, it also affects the way your spine moves and exerts more pressure on the vertebrae directly below and above the fused portion, which may lead to more spinal degeneration in these areas. (newhealthadvisor.org)
  • Your surgeon may ask you to wear a back brace during your surgery to limit the motion in the spine and accelerate spinal fusion recovery. (newhealthadvisor.org)
  • The purpose of 360 degree spinal fusion is to relieve pain in the spine caused by degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and abnormal spine growth. (visitandcare.com)
  • Interbody fusion can also be performed by accessing the spine through the back, a technique known as Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF). (visitandcare.com)
  • Increasing core muscle strength helps stabilize the spine, supporting both the fusion and the adjacent segments. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • Interbody fusion is a form of back surgery that is done to relieve symptoms associated with pinched nerves and damaged discs in the spine. (lispine.com)
  • ALIF - Anterior lumbar interbody fusion: To perform this procedure, we have a vascular surgeon help to access the spine through a small incision in the front of your abdomen. (lispine.com)
  • To begin the posterolateral fusion procedure, one of our spine surgeons will create a small incision in the lower back. (lispine.com)
  • During spinal fusion surgery, hardware devices are used to hold a patient's spine in position while bone graft material is inserted to generate bone growth. (miller-wagner.com)
  • A large number of failed spine surgeries stem from medical negligence regarding spinal fusion surgery. (miller-wagner.com)
  • Other spine surgery mistakes , that can result in significant patient damages, include harmful pressure on a spinal nerve, operating on the wrong side of the back, or insertion of a broken or loose pedicle screw. (miller-wagner.com)
  • Paralysis caused by failed spinal fusion surgery may include spine damage from operation on adjoining tissues, failure to keep the spine immobile after a serious injury, or misdiagnosis of a fractured vertebra leading to unnecessary spinal fusion surgery. (miller-wagner.com)
  • Axis Spine Technologies goal is to provide surgeons with implant systems that achieve and maintain superior spinal alignment for improved clinical outcomes. (axisspinetech.com)
  • I have always worried about the impact pregnancy would have on my spine (I too have had the fusion surgery 6 years ago). (thecurvyspine.com)
  • I had a spinal fusion 10 years ago and all I was told at the time was not to get an epidural where my spine is fused. (thecurvyspine.com)
  • The main reasons for completed, but invalid, spine scans were an insufficient scan area or partial scan, degenerative disease/severe scoliosis, and sclerotic spine/spinal fusion/laminectomy. (cdc.gov)
  • I am a patient with a thoracic spine condition that required spinal fusion surgery. (biowave.com)
  • I recently received a phone call from a customer who had just had spinal fusion surgery in her cervical spine. (painrelief4life.com)
  • Laser spine surgery is a type of procedure that is used to treat conditions that affect the spine, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. (londonspine.com)
  • Laser spine surgery may be less invasive than traditional surgery and may have a shorter recovery time, but it is not suitable for all types of spinal conditions. (londonspine.com)
  • A comparative study on screw loosening in osteoporotic lumbar spine fusion between expandable and conventional pedicle screws. (neo-medical.com)
  • Stenosis, which is the narrowing of the bony canals in the spine, can compress the spinal cord and surrounding nerves causing them to swell and inflame. (spine.pro)
  • Plaintiff underwent two level lumbar spine fusion performed by our neurosurgery client and subsequently claimed unremitting permanent pain from a cage/ spacer migrating into her spinal canal. (reminger.com)
  • Plaintiff claimed this delayed diagnosis of her multiple myeloma, causing a C5 fracture and permanent spinal cord damage, multiple spine surgeries and permanent bowel and bladder incontinence. (reminger.com)
  • Decompression without Fusion for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis at a. (lww.com)
  • This report details the cases of 2 older male patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who presented with lumbar spinal stenosis at a single residual mobile segment and were treated with decompression without fusion. (lww.com)
  • Letter to the editor regarding "decompression alone versus decompression plus fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis": when do we have enough evidence? (amegroups.com)
  • The data unveils, however, that spinal fusions are now routinely performed for low back complaints due to degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), and for treatment of herniated discs. (beckerlaw.com)
  • Spinal Fusion is recommended when concurrent spondylolisthesis has been established as a therapy for spinal stenosis . (cortho.org)
  • For spinal stenosis without spondylolisthesis , instability, surgical instability, and facetectomy of more than 50% of the facet joints, lumbar fusion is not advised. (cortho.org)
  • Fusion may be recommended to treat scoliosis, a slipped disc, damaged joints or spinal stenosis. (visitandcare.com)
  • 360 degree fusion is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat Spinal Stenosis. (visitandcare.com)
  • Fusion for spinal stenosis utilizes a combination of posterolateral fusion and interbody fusion, the two main techniques used in spinal fusion surgery. (visitandcare.com)
  • What is Spinal Stenosis? (visitandcare.com)
  • Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal causing pinching of the nerves or the compressed area extending out to the legs. (visitandcare.com)
  • Spinal stenosis typically occurs in individuals over 50, however younger people who have narrow spinal canals are also at risk. (visitandcare.com)
  • Lumbar Stenosis is the most common type of Spinal Stenosis, which occurs in the lower back. (visitandcare.com)
  • When treating patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD), radiographic measurements evaluating coronal alignment above C7 are lacking. (thejns.org)
  • Radiographic Fusion Grade Does Not Impact Health-Related Quality of Life in the Absence of Instrumentation Failure for Patients Undergoing Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Adult Spinal Deformity. (duke.edu)
  • BACKGROUND: Pseudarthrosis and rod fracture (RF) remain significant concerns after fusion for adult spinal deformity (ASD). (duke.edu)
  • This procedure involves removing bone and diseased tissues that are putting pressure on spinal nerves. (aaos.org)
  • With autofusion above and below their single, stable mobile segment, decompression without fusion was a safe and effective procedure. (lww.com)
  • Improve the evidence base for the comparative effectiveness of lumbar spinal fusion in the treatment of chronic low back pain, and the associated risks of this surgical procedure. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • The system provides support throughout the spinal fusion procedure, from fast 3D scans up to individualized screw path planning, guidance, and immediate assessment of implant positioning. (siemens-healthineers.com)
  • In the spinal fusion procedure, a collapsed disc is removed and replaced with a vertebral spacer and bone graft to return the spinal column to its natural height and alignment. (docwirenews.com)
  • The goal of the spinal fusion procedure is for the two vertebrae to fuse, forming a solid bone. (docwirenews.com)
  • Fusion surgeries can cost upwards of $50,000, and some patients will require more than one surgical procedure increasing the cost even more. (beckerlaw.com)
  • This procedure is done through the psoas muscle to insert fusion cages using. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • Spinal endoscopic surgery is a low-risk invasive procedure. (carefultrip.com)
  • The advantages to this spinal procedure are numerous, including faster recovery. (iaapartners.com)
  • Spinal Fusion with Third Discectomy is recommended A fusion procedure may be considered at the time of the third discectomy in some individuals who need a third lumbar discectomy at the same level. (cortho.org)
  • After you have been diagnosed, and it is confirmed that you need 360 degree spinal fusion, the next step is to set up an appointment to further discuss your options and what the procedure will entail. (visitandcare.com)
  • Spinal fusion is a procedure in which two or more vertebrae are connected together to reduce movement. (scheynostlaw.com)
  • Spinal fusion is a specialized procedure that involves connecting two or more vertebrae together to form one solid bone. (lispine.com)
  • TLIF - Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: To perform this procedure, one of our surgeons will create a small incision in the back. (lispine.com)
  • XLIF - Extreme lateral interbody fusion: To perform this procedure, one of our surgeons will create a small incision on the side of your abdomen. (lispine.com)
  • Critics of spinal fusion argue that the procedure is conducted too frequently. (miller-wagner.com)
  • Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring is a procedure to continuously monitor the nervous system's functional integrity during operations involving the brain and spinal cord. (medicalonlinedirectory.com)
  • The Biodisc procedure is a much less invasive option, with a much more shortened recovery period than a more invasive procedure, such as spinal fusion surgery. (spine.pro)
  • Data: Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) becomes widely used surgical procedure to reduce pain and spinal instability resulting from some spinal diseases. (archive.org)
  • Although this procedure is widely used, postoperative conditions such as good clinical outcome and spinal instability are still a matter of controversy. (archive.org)
  • The cohort consisted of 7880 patients who underwent primary elective posterior instrumented lumbar spinal fusion (L1-S1) for degenerative disk disease or spondylolisthesis. (medscape.com)
  • In a cohort of 7880 elective posterior instrumented lumbar fusion patients for degenerative disk disease or spondylolisthesis, we did not observe any significant risks of adverse events between patients aged 80 years and above and those aged 50 to 79 except for higher durotomies and 30-day pneumonia in the former. (medscape.com)
  • The surgeon places the bone graft between the bones that require fusion. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • All spinal fusions use some type of bone material, called a bone graft, to help promote the fusion. (aaos.org)
  • Seventeen cases involved instrumentation and 18 interbody fusions, with interbody cages used in 14, and bone graft alone in four. (scielo.org.za)
  • This 3D medical animation clearly shows the key steps of a posterior spinal fusion including the laminectomy, pedicle screw and rod placement, and bone graft. (doereport.com)
  • 360 degree fusion removes damaged parts of the bone or disc and fuses the vertebrae back together using bone graft. (visitandcare.com)
  • Posterolateral fusion tolerates the disc to remain intact and places the bone graft between the transverse processes of the vertebra allowing the morselized bone to extend from one vertebra to the next vertebra. (visitandcare.com)
  • Interbody fusion implicates removing and replacing the damaged disc with a bone graft. (visitandcare.com)
  • The goal of interbody fusion is to remove the damaged disc and replace it with a bone graft or an implant. (lispine.com)
  • Metal rods and screws are then placed to provide spinal stability while the bone graft is placed around the metal rods and screws. (lispine.com)
  • Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (bvsalud.org)
  • Paediatric lumbosacral spondylolisthesis remains a challenging condition for the spinal surgeon to treat. (scielo.org.za)
  • Spinal Fusion is recommended as a successful method of treating isthmic spondylolisthesis. (cortho.org)
  • Spinal Fusion is recommended as a successful treatment for spondylolisthesis with degenerative changes. (cortho.org)
  • Theradaptive, a privately held biopharmaceutical company pioneering a new class of regenerative implants announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Medical Device designation to its Osteo-Adapt SP Spinal Fusion implant indicated for transforaminal lumbar interbody spinal fusion to treat degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or retrolisthesis. (theradaptive.com)
  • A 2015 review found no recent trials comparing surgical spinal fusion to other treatments for severe scoliosis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Our experts have created the very first Spinal Fusion Surgical Home to streamline care and facilitate faster recovery. (childrensnational.org)
  • There are several different types of fusion, as well as different surgical approaches to perform the operation. (orthoinfo.org)
  • Using image guidance for minimally invasive spinal fusion may help you work with greater precision and reduce the surgical revision rate. (siemens-healthineers.com)
  • Spinal Fusion is a neurosurgical or orthopedic surgical technique that joins two or more vertebrae. (browardspine.com)
  • Awake spinal surgery can increase surgical patients' rate of recovery while avoiding risks, and Hartford Healthcare is proud to offer this solution at St. Vincent's Medical Center. (iaapartners.com)
  • The Spinal Column Surgical Outcomes Laboratory aims to improve the neurological outcomes and functional capacity of patients undergoing spinal surgery. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The Spinal Column Surgical Outcomes Laboratory specializes in biostatistical analysis of large-scale clinical databases, studying the outcomes of traditional and novel spinal procedures, quality control and cost-effectiveness research and clinical trials relating to spinal surgery outcomes. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • For correct placement of surgical screws during spinal fusion surgery. (medicalonlinedirectory.com)
  • and b) alleged delay in surgical treatment of the spinal infection, perhaps resulting in severe spinal cord compression with nerve damage and significant, permanent disability to Black. (ukdiss.com)
  • Incidence, prevalence, and analysis of risk factors for surgical site infection following adult spinal surgery. (neo-medical.com)
  • Single-use instrumentation in posterior lumbar fusion could decrease incidence of surgical site infection: a prospective bi-centric study. (neo-medical.com)
  • His highly specialized practice focuses on providing patients suffering from spinal and skeletal pain with the most advanced cutting-edge state of the art treatments using the most advanced diagnostic tools and minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical techniques. (spine.pro)
  • There are a number of surgical techniques such as microdiskectomy and fusion which are very effective in well selected patients. (jmsa.org)
  • [ 3 ] Carreon et al , [ 4 ] in 2003, found that patients over the age of 75 treated with lumbar decompression and fusions had a 49% major complication rate, three times that of patients 65 to 74 years old. (medscape.com)
  • 6 With the development of posterior-based interbody techniques and cage technology, decompression, reduction and interbody fusion became possible through a single posterior approach. (scielo.org.za)
  • Spinal fusion can be done on its own or with another type of surgery called spinal decompression. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • There was a small decline (4%) in the national rate of lumbar spinal fusion and a larger decline (25%) in the national rate of lumbar spinal fusion excluding decompression. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: There were 26 publications that met the inclusion criteria, representing 931 patients with spondylodiscitis who underwent decompression, debridement, and instrumented fusion. (minervamedica.it)
  • After decompression, debridement, and instrumented fusion, the overall rate of postoperative infection was 6.3% (1.6% recurrent infection rate + 4.7% SSI rate). (minervamedica.it)
  • In a minority of cases, surgery is required for one of two reasons: 1) nerve/spinal cord decompression and/or 2) instability. (jmsa.org)
  • First and foremost, we help you understand your spinal fusion, scoliosis curve pattern, and some things about scoliosis spinal fusions in general. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • Please feel free to share if you have any additional symptoms you have experienced with scoliosis spinal fusions and pregnancy. (thecurvyspine.com)
  • There are no laboratory studies that would assist in diagnosis of spinal instability. (medscape.com)
  • Electromyography (EMG) may be used to confirm nerve-root compression but does not play a direct role in establishing the diagnosis of spinal instability. (medscape.com)
  • No histologic findings are relevant to the diagnosis of spinal instability, except when a neoplasm is the source of instability. (medscape.com)
  • Because spinal instability is a heterogeneous condition, no uniform staging or grading system exists that would be relevant to all forms of spinal instability. (medscape.com)
  • For low grade slips, reduction and interbody fusion is a safe and reliable method of improving spinal sagittal balance and relieving symptoms related to nerve root compression and spinal instability. (scielo.org.za)
  • but sometimes after removal of a damaged disk (herniated disk) or because of Spinal weakness or instability it's also done. (carefultrip.com)
  • There are two main types of spinal fusions, the posterior-lateral fusion , which bridges the facet joints posteriorly (behind) to the spinal cord, and the interbody fusion, which requires the removal the disc, residing between the vertebral bodies, to insert the bone grafts anteriorly (forward) to the spinal cord. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • There are many types of spinal fusion and each technique involves using bone grafting-either from the patient (autograft), donor (allograft), or artificial bone substitutes-to help the bones heal together. (browardspine.com)
  • Accurate identification of the location the vertebra and corresponding pedicle is critical during pedicle screw insertion for percutaneous spinal fusion surgery. (easychair.org)
  • inproceedings{CAOS2019:Ultrasound_Guided_Pedicle_Screw, author = {Xiao Qi and Michael Vives and Ilker Hacihaliloglu}, title = {Ultrasound Guided Pedicle Screw Entry Point Identification for Spinal Fusion Surgery}, booktitle = {CAOS 2019. (easychair.org)
  • The robotic C-arm system enables you to plan and deploy pedicle screws with or without an optical navigation system, allowing you to manage even complex minimally invasive spinal fusion cases with ease. (siemens-healthineers.com)
  • Objectives : To determine and comparison unilateral pedicle screw fixation with bilateral fixation in one or two segment lumbar spinal fusion Background : clinical results for unilateral variable screw fixation in isolated L4-5 fusion have been reported to be as good as those for bilateral pedicle screw fixation However, unilateral fixation may not be recommended for multilevel fusion. (who.int)
  • The number of fusion segments did not affect the fusion rate or Clinical outcomes Conclusion : Unilateral pedicle screw fixation was effective as bilateral pedicle screw fixation in lumbar spinal fusion segments (one or two segments) Based on the results of this study. (who.int)
  • 1. Abdalla Y, Hajdari S., New approaches to proven technology: Force control posterior thoracolumbar fusion with an innovative pedicle screw system. (neo-medical.com)
  • A Multicenter Trial Demonstrating Presence or Absence of Bacterial Contamination at the Screw-Bone Interface Owing to Absence or Presence of Pedicle Screw Guard, Respectively, During Spinal Fusion. (neo-medical.com)
  • It supports the upper body and protects the spinal cord and nerve roots. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Lumbar spinal fusion surgery has a role in treating a small number of people who have degenerative spinal disorders with nerve-related problems. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • Lumbar spinal fusion has a role in treating a small number of people with back pain, such as some people who have nerve damage. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • [1] Complications of spinal surgery may include bleeding, infection or nerve damage. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • All but the four uninstrumented interbody fusions were performed with an all-posterior approach. (scielo.org.za)
  • All interbody fusions require metal screws and rods to hold the vertebrae together from the back. (lispine.com)
  • To determine if there is a difference in risk of adverse outcomes following elective posterior instrumented lumbar spinal fusions for patients aged 80 years and above compared with patients aged 50 to 79 years. (medscape.com)
  • [ 4-6 , 9 , 11-14 ] In our study, we present one of the largest cohorts of posterior instrumented lumbar fusion procedures to evaluate the risk of intraoperative and postoperative outcomes for patients aged 50 to 79 years old compared with patients aged 80 years old and above. (medscape.com)
  • ARTIS pheno is a robotic imaging system that enables you to deliver outcomes that matter to patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery. (siemens-healthineers.com)
  • Fusion grade may be less predictive of clinical outcomes than the occurrence of RF. (duke.edu)
  • Theradaptive has developed a technology that may provide several significant advantages over the current state-of-the-art in spinal fusion and musculoskeletal repair, including greater safety and more consistent outcomes," said Dr. George Muschler of the Cleveland Clinic. (theradaptive.com)
  • 2020. Black Race As A Social Determinant of Health and Outcomes After Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery: A Multistate Analysis, 2007-2014. . (cornell.edu)
  • This is called an anterior approach and requires an incision in the lower abdomen for a lumbar fusion or in the front of the neck for a cervical fusion. (aaos.org)
  • I had a lumbar fusion (L4-L5-S1 fusion surgery) in May 2016, and I do my best to document my recovery and share my life after a spinal fusion on these pages. (mommyrunsit.com)
  • There is no mention of lumbar fusion on the list of pre-approved operations. (cortho.org)
  • Hospital and surgeon variation in complications and repeat surgery following incident lumbar fusion for common degenerative diagnoses. (cdc.gov)
  • Study Design: We identified adults (n = 6,091) undergoing an initial inpatient lumbar fusion for degenerative conditions. (cdc.gov)
  • Children's National offers children with spinal deformities a range of treatments, including innovative casting techniques, and hope for a bright future. (childrensnational.org)
  • To repair a herniated disc, the bony protrusions on either side of the vertebrae (laminae) are removed to allow the spinal cord and nerves to decompress. (gnineuro.org)
  • Either out-of-alignment spinal vertebrae (spinal bones) put direst pressure on nerves or the inflammation, or built up degeneration causes the pressure. (painrelief4life.com)
  • Your surgeon will decide whether it is a better choice for your fusion. (baycare.org)
  • Concerns arise where neither of these exceptions exists, and where a surgeon is performing an extraordinary number of fusion surgeries that greatly exceed the national average. (beckerlaw.com)
  • For patients undergoing a multi-level fusion surgery involving 4 or more discs, the monetary rewards are even greater for the surgeon who is paid more when more vertebrae are fused. (beckerlaw.com)
  • How many spinal fusions has your surgeon performed over the last several years? (beckerlaw.com)
  • Who does your surgeon recommend for a second opinion on the necessity of a spinal fusion? (beckerlaw.com)
  • It is better to know that the technique your surgeon selects for this surgery, depends on many factors including the main reason for the spinal fusion and the location of the vertebrae that need to be fused. (carefultrip.com)
  • If you're considering spinal fusion surgery, selecting the right surgeon is vital. (miller-wagner.com)
  • What I realized as I met with Teddy's surgeon on Monday, was how little I remembered of the technical details related to Fulton's spinal fusion. (thisaintthelyceum.org)
  • Made from radiolucent PEEK material enhancing visualization of the fusion process and with intuitive, ergonomic surgeon friendly instrumentation. (neurostructures.com)
  • If you have been recommended by your doctor to have a multi-level spinal fusion, it's something you shouldn't take lightly. (spine-health.com)
  • Our founder, Jen Gorman , is one of a few people in the United States that teaches small group classes and private sessions specifically for people with multi-level spinal fusions due to scoliosis. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • In addition to demonstrating vertebral displacement, vertebral deformation and neural compression, MRI provides invaluable information about spinal cord injury, neoplastic and infectious processes, and ligamentous disruption. (medscape.com)
  • In many spinal surgeries, two or more vertebral bones are permanently joined with a technique called "spinal fusion. (scoi.com)
  • The graft is located between the vertebral bodies occasionally through an anterior approach (front) in which a small incision is made in the abdomen, also known as ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion). (visitandcare.com)
  • Vertebral body tethering involves screws placed along the outside edge of the spinal curve and a strong, flexible cord is threaded through the screws. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • One specific treatment for workers who've sustained a spinal fracture is known as a spinal fusion. (scheynostlaw.com)
  • Patients were grouped as 1) complete fusion (grade I or II at all levels), 2) incomplete fusion (grade 3 or 4 at any level), 3) rod fracture without revision (RF), and 4) rod fracture with revision (RFR). (duke.edu)
  • The implant allows for superior visualization, virtually no scatter on CT scan and early fusion assessment as compared to other titanium interbody devices. (docwirenews.com)
  • The announcement of the CONDUIT Implant model comes in the wake of Johnson & Johnson's 2018 acquisition of Emerging Implant Technologies (EIT), a German 3D printing company specializing in making devices for spinal procedures. (docwirenews.com)
  • Forecast for further growth in 2020, the spinal implant and device market is becoming one of the most innovative areas in the medical device field. (neo-medical.com)
  • 6. Abdalla Y. Value Based Healthcare: Maximizing efficacy and managing risk with spinal implant technology. (neo-medical.com)
  • Cage migration to the spinal canal is one of the most common cause of implant failure in mono-segmental lumbar interbody fusion. (archive.org)
  • Performing spinal fusion using minimally invasive techniques requires extreme precision. (siemens-healthineers.com)
  • Nameer Haider, MD. Dr. Haider is a pain management physician with Spinal & Skeletal Pain Medicine in Utica, N.Y. Dr. Haider has training in the most advanced techniques in pain treatment, including minimally invasive spinal surgery and laser disc surgery. (painchicago.com)
  • Edith Gooch, 82, of Waterbury receives first Awake Spinal Fusion in New England at Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport on Oct. 1, 2021. (ctpost.com)
  • Find out about variation in lumbar spinal fusion rates in the Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation 2021. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • On Oct. 1, 2021, IAA Anesthesiologist Dr. Vlad Frenk and Hartford Healthcare's Dr. Yanamadala performed the first "Awake Spinal Fusion" in New England at St. Vincent's Medical Center, restoring Ms. Gooch's mobility and independence, without the or need for opioids. (iaapartners.com)
  • As of 2021 there are no precision regenerative implants available to treat spinal fusion, orthopedic repair, or craniomaxillofacial repair. (theradaptive.com)
  • After standardising to remove age and sex differences between populations, the rate of hospitalisation for lumbar spinal fusion in 2015-2018 was more than 12 times as high in the area with the highest rate compared with the area with the lowest rate. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • The researchers conducted a retrospective case-control study of patients undergoing spinal fusion, total hip or knee arthroplasty, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. (medscape.com)
  • The spinal column consists of individual bones called vertebrae. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The fusion of the bones , one to another, may take an average -3-6 months, upwards to a year, depending on the health and life-style of the patient. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • It is noteworthy that spinal fusion techniques have been designed based on the normal healing process of broken bones. (carefultrip.com)
  • Intervertebral discs are a gelatinous material that sits between the bones of the spinal column. (gnineuro.org)
  • Unfortunately, there seems to be a disturbing pattern among some physicians in which spinal fusion surgeries are encouraged when they are not medically necessary. (miller-wagner.com)
  • He was also disciplined by the Oregon Medical Board for performing "medically unnecessary" spinal surgeries. (miller-wagner.com)
  • Most fusions have instrumentation , such as plates, rods, screws and cages, anchored to the bone to facilitate the fusion of the bone. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • two level fusion fuses together 3 vertebrae introducing 6 screws and 2 rods. (visitandcare.com)
  • Degenerative conditions that would normally lead to artificial disc replacement may also require spinal fusion, if the degeneration of the vertebrae has progressed too far. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • You may require spinal fusion if conservative treatments - such as medication, steroid injections, and physical therapy - have been ineffective. (lispine.com)
  • Sometimes a doctor may recommend spinal fusion surgery. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • Doctors may recommend spinal fusion surgery for select patients who do not respond to non-operative treatment after a period of time, have curves that exceed 50 degrees and have significantly impairment to daily function, experience a worsening in lung or neurological function, or cannot stand upright to perform activities of daily living. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • For higher grade slips, reduction was associated with instrumentation failure in two patients and in-situ fusion via a combined anterior and posterior approach had a better outcome in our patients. (scielo.org.za)
  • With more advanced spinal instrumentation, instrumented posterior fusion in addition to anterior interbody fusion became increasingly utilised. (scielo.org.za)
  • The main type of surgery for adults is posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation. (scoliosisandbackcare.com)
  • Around 0.1% of the population has a spinal curvature of 40 degrees or greater, so surgery is rare. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • They had do have an emergency operation to remove it and only did a fusion on my curvature. (thecurvyspine.com)
  • We research a variety of neurological conditions, including central nervous system tumors, trigeminal neuralgia and traumatic brain and spinal injuries. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • But experts consulted for this study are concerned that the high number of spinal fusion surgeries may be also due to an increased number of unnecessary procedures being done for low back conditions that do not warrant spinal fusion. (beckerlaw.com)
  • All medical procedures carry some risk, and bad results occur even with the best care, but it is important to be informed about all these issues before deciding whether to proceed with spinal fusion. (beckerlaw.com)
  • A combination of these procedures is known as a 360 fusion. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • Fusion failure, otherwise known as pseudoarthrosis, is a major cause of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) and results in significant pain and disability, increasing the need for additional procedures and driving up health care costs. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Painful pseudarthrosis is one of the most important indications for (revision) surgery after spinal fusion procedures . (bvsalud.org)
  • A cohort of 36 patients was retrospectively included in the study after (18)F- fluoride PET /CT for either persistent or recurrent low back pain (18 patients ) or during routine postoperative investigation (18 patients ) between 9 and 76 months and 11 and 14 months after posterior lumbar interbody fusion, respectively. (bvsalud.org)
  • Spinal fusion is the act of growing two vertebrae into one, thus eliminating the intervertebral joint. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • Other patients with slipped vertebrae may have associated disc that have become very degenerated in time as well, but many patients purely for back pain and disc degeneration are being recommended to have long multi-level fusions and the results of this are much less clear. (spine-health.com)
  • Spinal disc degeneration, which includes disc herniations, disc bulges, and neck compression are commonly thought to be a cause of neck pain. (spine.pro)
  • peeks into my life dealing with everyday life and obstacles as well as obstacles of dealing with disabilities and accessibility obstacles, Chronic Pain due to broken spinal rods, living on pain medications, dealing with anxiety/depression, experiencing the newness of love, and fighting for my right to live and love my life in an ableist society. (home.blog)
  • Lumbar spinal fusion is a type of surgery that is sometimes used to treat chronic low back pain and other symptoms of degenerative spinal disorders. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • Lumbar spinal fusion is a type of surgery to treat chronic low back pain. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • Evidence for the effectiveness of lumbar spinal fusion to treat chronic low back pain is low quality and uncertain. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
  • This alternate anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), also known as the ALIF - S technique, is used in only specific cases. (dr-bertagnoli.com)
  • Histologic evaluation of the efficacy of rhBMP-2 compared with autograft bone in sheep spinal anterior interbody fusion. (bvsalud.org)
  • We hypothesized that activation of the Ahr by dioxin would inhibit bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)- 2-mediated spinal fusion in a rat arthrodesis model. (northwestern.edu)
  • Conclusions: Dioxin treatment significantly inhibited spinal fusion in a rat arthrodesis model, and a prolonged cessation of dioxin exposure facilitated only a partial recovery of bone-healing capacity. (northwestern.edu)
  • We believe octogenarians can safely undergo lumbar fusions, but proper preoperative screening is necessary to reduce the risks of 30-day pneumonia. (medscape.com)
  • Effects of preoperative sagittal spinal imbalance on pain after lateral lumbar interbody fusion. (orthobullets.com)
  • However, there is no report on whether differences in preoperative sagittal misalignment in patients with lumbar degenerative diseases affect postoperative results after lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). (orthobullets.com)
  • Does preoperative orientation and education alleviate anxiety in posterior spinal fusion patients? (bvsalud.org)
  • While a spinal fusion does result in limiting motion, unless several vertebrae are fused, the decrease in range of motion may be minimal. (scheynostlaw.com)
  • The most common instance of a failed spinal fusion surgery is when three or more vertebrae are fused together. (miller-wagner.com)
  • During spinal fusion, your neurosurgeon places bone or a synthetic substance (material like natural bone) within the space between two spinal vertebrae. (carefultrip.com)
  • In 2011, the Wall Street Journal investigated Dr. Vishal James Makker, a neurosurgeon from Oregon, for performing unnecessary spinal surgeries . (miller-wagner.com)
  • Plaintiff claimed neurosurgeon failed to timely order appropriate tests and perform subsequent surgery to remove the cage, causing it to be permanently located in the spinal canal, resulting in permanent severe pain and disability. (reminger.com)
  • What are the symptoms of spinal arthritis? (spinehealth.org)
  • Failed back surgery syndrome is a term that describes the outcome of one or more spinal operations that have not successfully relieved a patient of symptoms. (besthealthsystem.com)
  • Just like with any other surgery, people with spinal fusion may develop infections. (newhealthadvisor.org)
  • Operating time, fusion rates and complication rates, were Studies and tested with Independent sample t test X2 test and Fishers exact test Results : There were no significant differences between the two groups in blood loss, clinically satisfactory results , fusion rate and complication rate. (who.int)
  • Objective: To identify factors that account for variation in complication rates across hospitals and surgeons performing lumbar spinal fusion surgery. (cdc.gov)
  • Since dioxin and other similar cigarette smoke toxins exert their effects through Ahr pathway activation, the receptor represents a potential therapeutic target to improve spinal fusion rates in patients who smoke. (northwestern.edu)