Adam C Shaner

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treated with growing rod (GR) instrumentation for scoliosis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate structural effectiveness, complications, and length of hospital stay associated with GRs for scoliosis in SMA and to compare values with those of infantile and juvenile idiopathic scoliosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate image quality and interobserver reliability of a novel cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner in comparison with plain radiography for assessment of fracture healing in the presence of metal hardware. METHODS In this prospective institutional review board-approved Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996-complaint study,(More)
Pathological bone resorption is a source of significant morbidity in diseases affecting the skeleton such as rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis, and cancer metastasis to bone. Evidence indicates that elevated levels of inflammatory mediators such as IL-1, IL-6, and TNF-α play a role in this process by promoting the formation of bone-resorbing osteoclasts.(More)
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