Brian W Hill

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BACKGROUND : Multiple studies have reported on the prevalence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) following spinal deformity surgery; however, none have demonstrated its significance with respect to functional outcome scores or revision surgery. OBJECTIVE : To evaluate if 20° is a possible critical PJK angle in primary adult scoliosis surgery patients(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections can complicate posterior spine surgery. Multiple hospital admissions may be required to adequately treat a surgical site infection, which is associated with increased costs and lower patient satisfaction. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic intra-wound vancomycin powder in reducing the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the most vulnerable position at which volar plate screws may penetrate the dorsal cortex of the radius and to determine which specific intraoperative fluoroscopic images (lateral, 45 degrees supination, 45 degrees pronation, and dorsal tangential) are most useful to detect dorsal cortex penetration. METHODS Four 2.5-mm locking(More)
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