Chunghwan Kim

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OBJECTIVE We wanted to investigate the relationship between the magnetic resonance (MR) findings and the clinical outcome after treatment with non-surgical transforaminal epidural steroid injections (ESI) for lumbar herniated intervertebral disc (HIVD) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Transforaminal ESI were performed in 91 patients (50 males and 41(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE The(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the consequences and appropriate management of pseudarthrosis after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Pseudarthrosis is a frequent complication of ACDF and causes unsatisfactory results. Little is known about long-term prognosis of detecting(More)
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