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Infection after primary total hip arthroplasty.
The number of primary total hip arthroplasties (THAs) performed in the United States each year continues to climb, as does the incidence of infectious complications. The changing profile ofExpand
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Predictors of spine deformity progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review with meta-analysis.
AIM To evaluate published data on the predictors of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in order to evaluate their efficacy and level of evidence. METHODS SELECTION CRITERIA (1)Expand
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Risk factors for rod fracture after posterior correction of adult spinal deformity with osteotomy: a retrospective case-series
BackgroundOsteotomies including pedicle subtraction (PSO) and/or Smith-Peterson (SPO) are used to facilitate surgical correction of adult spinal deformity (ASD), but are associated with complicationsExpand
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Thermomechanical Effects of Spine Surgery Rods Composed of Different Metals and Alloys
Study Design. A basic science study monitoring changes in the curvature of hand contoured commercially pure titanium (CPTi), titanium-aluminum-vanadium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V), and stainless steel (SS)Expand
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Evaluation and Prediction of Human Lumbar Vertebrae Endplate Mechanical Properties Using Indentation and Computed Tomography.
Current implant materials and designs used in spinal fusion show high rates of subsidence. There is currently a need for a method to predict the mechanical properties of the endplate using clinicallyExpand
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Early Experience and Initial Outcomes With Patient-Specific Spine Rods for Adult Spinal Deformity.
The objectives of this study were to describe the process of preoperative planning and using patient-specific rods. This retrospective case series involved 18 patients with adult spinal deformity whoExpand
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Strain in Posterior Instrumentation Resulted by Different Combinations of Posterior and Anterior Devices for Long Spine Fusion Constructs.
STUDY DESIGN Clinically related experimental study. OBJECTIVE Evaluation of strain in posterior low lumbar and spinopelvic instrumentation for multilevel fusion resulting from the impact of suchExpand
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Perioperative and Long-term Clinical Outcomes for Bone Morphogenetic Protein Versus Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Lumbar Fusion in Degenerative Disk Disease: Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis
Study Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Objectives: To compare the perioperative and long-term postoperative effectiveness of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) for lumbar arthrodesis inExpand
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Long-term Treatment Effects of Lumbar Arthrodeses in Degenerative Disk Disease: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis
Study Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Objective: To (1) evaluate long-term patient-centered clinical outcomes after lumbar arthrodesis with or without decompression for lumbarExpand
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Evaluation of spinal instrumentation rod bending characteristics for in-situ contouring.
Bending characteristics were studied in rods used for spinal instrumentation at in-situ contouring conditions. Five groups of five 6 mm diameter rods made from: cobalt alloy (VITALLIUM),Expand
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