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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Recent literature has raised some apprehensions with regard to the usage of cervical cages. PURPOSE Radiological review of cases performed at our institution with a novel cage made of polyetheretherketone (PEEK). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. METHODS A retrospective review of the first 15 consecutive cases of single-level(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior fixation using two 3.5 mm screws is typically recommended for type II odontoid fractures. However, it is unsuitable in patients with an odontoid diameter of <9.0 mm. There is no data regarding the morphology of odontoid process in the Indian population. The aim of our study was to: a) Measure the external diameters of odontoid process in(More)
The authors describe an alternative method of C1-2 joint distraction, reduction, and fixation in the treatment of 24 patients with fixed atlantoaxial dislocation. Based on their results, they conclude that there is a place for reduction of fixed atlantoaxial dislocation and subsequent fixation in a procedure that does not require removal of any osseous(More)
Antibodies to HTLV-I have been detected in sera from 15 (2.0%) of 736 adult blood-donors in Nigeria, in 4 (20.0%) of 20 patients with chronic lymphatic leukaemia, 3 (10.0%) of 30 with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, one of 12 with Burkitt's lymphoma and one of 7 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The frequency of positivity was higher (3.6%) in the blood-donors(More)
This report describes a case of spondylodiscitis occurring adjacent to levels at which anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was performed. The objective is to describe a rare cause of spondylodiscitis and discuss its successful management. Post-operative discitis involving the same level is a known occurrence. We report an interesting case of(More)
Membrane-bound erythrocyte surface sialic acid concentrations in sickle-cell human patients (SS) and in control patients with sickle-cell trait (AS) and normal genes (AA) were assayed. The erythrocyte sialic acid concentration was significantly (P less than 0.001) higher in sickle-cell patients than in non-sicklers and although the concentration was higher(More)