Arvind Gopalrao Kulkarni

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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)
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)
Mechanical articulated device to replace intervertebral disc as a treatment for low back pain secondary to disc degeneration has emerged as a promising tool for selected patients. The potential advantages are prevention of adjacent segment degeneration, maintenance of mobility as well as avoidance of all the complications associated with fusion. The(More)
Analysis of the management of 7 cases of extradural arachnoid cyst is presented. A brief review of the literature on the subject is presented. Seven cases of extradural arachnoid cysts were treated surgically between the years 1996 to 2002. These patients were analysed retrospectively. The average follow-up period was 32 months. Three patients were males(More)
A 48-year-old woman presented with severe bilateral leg pain, urinary incontinence, and paraparesis following vertebroplasty in another hospital 15 days earlier. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed blocks of epidural and intradural cement from T12 to L1 with neurological compression. She underwent corpectomy of L1 and removal of(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 Cross-sectional study. PURPOSE To accurately measure the dimensions of cervical endplates based on computed tomography (CT) scans in Indian population and assess accuracy of match with currently available cervical disc prostheses. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE The dimensions of currently available cervical disc replacement implants are based on(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) in a cohort of patients and compare with available historical data on SSI in open spinal surgery cohorts, and to evaluate additional direct costs incurred due to SSI. OVERVIEW(More)