Abhilash N Dhruv

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. OBJECTIVE To study the clinical efficacy of tapered rods in posterior cervicothoracic instrumentation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The cervicothoracic spine is a junctional area with complex biomechanics. A variety of disorders affect this region, rendering it unstable. Numerous posterior constructs have been evaluated by(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To analyze the various anatomical parameters that influence segmental stability in patients suffering from lumbar intra spinal cysts (LISCs) and to determine the outcome of microscopic unilateral laminotomy and cystectomy. METHODS All patients that were surgically managed for a LISC between 2007 and 2013 with(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present prospective study is to evaluate whether the touted advantages of minimal invasive-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) translate into superior, equal, or inferior outcomes as compared to open-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (O-TLIF). This is the first study from the Indian subcontinent prospectively(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report and description of technique. OBJECTIVE To describe a microendoscopic posterior approach for excision of an osteoid osteoma of C2. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Microendoscopic techniques are widely used in the management of degenerative disorders of the spine. This is the first report of their use in the management of an osteoid(More)
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