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Treatment of chronic low back pain due to degenerative lumbar spine conditions often involves fusion of the symptomatic level. A known risk of this procedure is accelerated adjacent level degeneration. Motion preservation devices have been designed to provide stabilization to the symptomatic motion segment while preserving some physiologic motion. The aim(More)
Recent studies suggested a predominant role of spinopelvic parameters to explain lumbosacral spondylolisthesis pathogeny. We compare the pelvic incidence and other parameters of sagittal spinopelvic balance in adolescents and young adults with developmental spondylolisthesis to those parameters in a control group of healthy volunteers. We compared the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to describe the kinematic changes in children with cerebral palsy (CP) after treatments performed on the forearm, wrist or thumb, with specific attention to the changes around the trunk, shoulder and elbow kinematics. METHODS With the use of a specific kinematic protocol, we first described the upper limb kinematics in(More)
To investigate the characteristics of motor, sensory and sensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) of thoracic and lumbar roots, and demonstrate the feasibility of assessing axonal regrowth after the neurotization procedure in a sheep model. Six adult sheep were anaesthetized and placed in a sternal position. The thoracic and lumbar roots from T11 to L5 were(More)
STUDY DESIGN Radiological reproducibility study. PURPOSE To assess intra and interobserver reliability of radiographic measurements for global sagittal balance parameters and sagittal spine curves, including cervical spine. Sagittal spine balance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a main issue and many studies have been reported, showing that(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Biomechanical studies have demonstrated increased motion in motion segments adjacent to instrumentation or arthrodesis. The effects of different configurations of hook and pedicle screw instrumentation on the biomechanical behaviors of adjacent segments have not been well documented. PURPOSE To compare the effect of three different(More)
BACKGROUND Iliac crest autograft is currently the gold standard material for spinal fusion. However, its use is limited by additional operative time, increased blood loss, and morbidity. Recently, a synthetic osteoconductive bone graft material composed of bioactive glass has been described, with high effectiveness in animal models. Its ability to achieve(More)
Robotics recently spread to spine biomechanical research. The aim of the present work is to describe and validate a new method for in vitro studying of a multisegmental spinal specimen under dynamic conditions. This method relies on the use of a simulator with six degrees of freedom (to impose movements in all directions), an optoelectric apparatus (for(More)
The technology used in surgery for spinal deformity has progressed rapidly in recent years. Commonly used fixation techniques may include monofilament wires, sublaminar wires and cables, and pedicle screws. Unfortunately, neurological complications can occur with all of these, compromising the patients' health and quality of life. Recently, an alternative(More)
BACKGROUND Kingella kingae, a normal component of the upper respiratory flora, is being increasingly recognized as an important invasive pathogen in young children. Genetic diversity of this species has not been studied. METHODS We analyzed 103 strains from different countries and clinical origins by a new multilocus sequence-typing (MLST) schema.(More)