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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)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of malarial anemia. The present study was undertaken to study the role of oxidant and antioxidants in the patients ofPlasmodium falciparum malaria (n=25),Plasmodium vivax malaria (n=25) as against the normal control subjects (n=25). The parameters included are the hematological [hemoglobin,(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)
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)
STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective review on the application of the authors' technique of atlantoaxial lateral mass plate and screw fixation on a rare subset of patients having mobile and reducible atlantoaxial subluxation in the presence of occipitalized atlas. OBJECTIVE Mobile and reducible atlantoaxial dislocation in the presence of an occipitalized(More)