Andreas Baikousis

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVES.: To compare the results of the combined anterior-posterior surgery (Group A) with posterior "short-segment" transpedicular fixation (SSTF) (Group B) in mid-lumbar burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There are no comparative randomized clinical studies on the outcome following operative(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective study conducted on several roentgenographic parameters of the standing sagittal profile of the spine in an asymptomatic Greek population. OBJECTIVES To perform segmental analysis of the sagittal plane alignment of the normal thoracic, lumbar, and lumbosacral spines and to compare the findings with those derived from similar(More)
Over a 10-year period, 74 patients with unstable pelvic injuries were treated with open reduction and internal fixation. Radiographic and clinical follow-up averaged 71 months (range: 38-141 months). Satisfactory (ie, good and very good) radiographic results were obtained in 90% of patients. Clinical results were superior in patients without associated(More)
Two homogenous groups of 120 volunteers and 120 low back pain (LBP) patients, age range 20-79 years, underwent a prospective roentgenographic segmental vertebral analysis of the thoracic and lumbar spine to compare several roentgenographic parameters useful for planning spine surgery. The following roentgenographic parameters were measured: thoracic(More)
The objective of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to estimate the 6-month prevalence and severity of low back pain and sciatica in a representative sample of an adult Mediterranean population. The study group comprised a sample of 674 adults aged 20 years or older from a mainly (74.8%) urban population. Information regarding low back pain and(More)
In this prospective study we describe our experience with a new method of osteosynthesis of fissures, spiral and comminuted fractures of long bones of the extremities using the titanium compression cerclage of Gundolf (CCG). The operative technique is described in detail, and the results are presented for 50 operated patients who were followed up until(More)
The Debrunner kyphometer is an accepted tool for detecting and evaluating thoracic kyphosis. This prospective study was conducted to create a mathematical formula that provides, with high approximation, the roentgenographic angle of thoracic kyphosis (T4-T12) using only the kyphometer. Several clinical (kyphometer value, age, and sex) and radiographic (Cobb(More)
Thoracic disc herniation is a rare and slowly progressing disease, commonest at the lower thoracic spine. We performed transthoracic discectomy and interbody fusion in 12 patients with an average age of 46 years suffering from symptomatic herniated thoracic disc. Pain and neurologic impairment were the commonest symptoms at admission. The outcome at a mean(More)
We report a case of pancreatitis in a 28-year-old woman who underwent a combined anterior Zielke procedure followed by Luque-TSRH (Texas Scottish Rite Hospital) operation in the same session for severe polioscoliosis. To our knowledge, only one case of a child with acute pancreatitis after posterior instrumentation for spondylolisthesis has been reported.(More)
High tibial valgus osteotomy for varus gonarthrosis was performed in 63 consecutive patients in a homogenous agricultural population using two different surgical techniques. Patients were divided into two groups. A two-level Mittelmeier osteotomy was performed in group A patients, and a lateral closed wedge high tibial osteotomy using the AO/ASIF L-plate(More)