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Understanding the minimum clinically important difference: a review of concepts and methods.
An ideal means of determining the MCID for a given intervention is yet to be determined and it is possible to develop a useful method provided that the assumptions and methodology are initially declared. Expand
Epidemiology of injuries associated with physical training among young men in the army.
A number of risk factors were identified, including older age, smoking, previous injury (sprained ankles), low levels of previous occupational and physical activity, low frequency of running before entry into the Army, flexibility (both high and low), low physical fitness on entry, and unit training (high running mileage). Expand
In Vivo Accuracy of Thoracic Pedicle Screws
The accuracy of thoracic screw placement within the pedicle and vertebral body and the resultant transverse screw angle (TSA) were assessed by postoperative CT and the incidence of fully contained screws was directly correlated with the region of instrumentedThoracic spine. Expand
Spinal instability neoplastic score: an analysis of reliability and validity from the spine oncology study group.
SINS demonstrated near-perfect inter- and intraobserver reliability in determining three clinically relevant categories of stability in patients with spinal tumor-related spinal instability. Expand
A Novel Classification System for Spinal Instability in Neoplastic Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach and Expert Consensus From the Spine Oncology Study Group
The Spine Instability Neoplastic Score is a comprehensive classification system with content validity that can guide clinicians in identifying when patients with neoplastic disease of the spine may benefit from surgical consultation and aid surgeons in assessing the key components of spinal instability due to neoplasia. Expand
Defining substantial clinical benefit following lumbar spine arthrodesis.
Thresholds of substantial clinical benefit for commonly used health-related quality-of-life measures following lumbar spine arthrodesis are important as they describe a magnitude of change that the patient recognizes as a major improvement. Expand
The Spinal Appearance Questionnaire: Results of Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness Testing in Patients With Idiopathic Scoliosis
The Spinal Appearance Questionnaire is reliable, responsive to curve improvement, and shows strong evidence of validity, and provides explanation of spinal deformity’s concerns and improvements. Expand
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Clinical and Radiographic Results and Complications in 100 Consecutive Patients
TLIF is a safe and effective method of achieving lumbar fusion with a 93% radiographic fusion success and a nearly 80% rate of overall patient satisfaction but frequently results in incomplete relief of symptoms. Expand
MOS short form 36 and Oswestry Disability Index outcomes in lumbar fusion: a multicenter experience.
Improved outcomes are documents, based on SF-36 and ODI scores, in patients undergoing lumbar fusion for one and two level degenerative disc disease, suggesting that surgeons can appropriately select the surgical strategy with which they are most adept. Expand
The accuracy of selective magnetic resonance imaging compared with the findings of arthroscopy of the knee.
The results of selective magnetic resonance imaging of the knee were compared with those of arthroscopy in a prospective series of fifty patients. A specifically designed protocol for imaging,Expand