Colin E. Nabb

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For posterior cervical surgery, if the operation only involves the lower cervical area, counting from C2 is impractical and the level may not be visible on X-rays. In such cases, we usually place a marker at the top of the incision and also rely on the size and monofid shape of the C7 spinous process. Relying on the C7 morphology, however, we initially(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case-control study. OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to establish the prevalence of venous thromboembolic disease in patients undergoing elective major thoracolumbar degenerative spine surgery and identify risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Venous thromboembolic events (VTE) are a serious complication of orthopedic surgery,(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series study. OBJECTIVES To determine when the standard Smith-Robinson approach can be used successfully to approach the cervicothoracic junction (CTJ). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Most of techniques for exposing the anterior CTJ are associated with significant morbidity. To our knowledge, there is no reliable technique,(More)
Study Design Retrospective case-control study. Objectives To confirm the fact that spinal cord dimensions are smaller in adults with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) than in pediatric patients with KFS and to compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of neurologic complications in patients with KFS with matched controls. Methods We performed an(More)
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