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OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical outcomes of transforaminal endoscopic system(TESSYS) for discogenic low back pain(DLBP). METHODS 62 consecutive patients with one-level DLBP applying to the including criteria underwent TESSYS from January 2010 to December 2013. These patients included 38 males and 24 females with a mean age of 42.7 ± 5.4 years(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To assess the radiographical bony union and clinical outcomes of 207 patients who underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with only local decompression bone for the treatment of cervical disc degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Many sources of bone graft have been used for ACDF.(More)
Various fusion techniques have been used to treat lumbar spine isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS) in adults, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), posterolateral fusion (PLF), and circumferential fusion. The objective of this study was to evaluate which fusion(More)
Substantial data exist from cadaveric and magnetic resonance imaging studies regarding the position of the conus medullaris in normally developed adults. However, no large studies have documented the position of the conus medullaris in patients with diagnosed lumbar spinal stenosis. To goal of the current study was to determine the position of the conus(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors for cage retropulsion after lumbar interbody fusion surgery. METHODS 667 patients underwent lumbar interbody fusion surgery between November 2011 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed by the medical recording system in our institute. 8 patients experiencing cage retropulsion were included and 2 underwent the(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has gained growing popularity in use in spinal fusion procedures in the last decade. Substantial intraoperative blood loss is frequently accompanied with spinal fusion, and it is unknown whether blood harvested intraoperatively qualifies for PRP preparation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Whole blood was harvested(More)
More than 230 years after the characteristic clinical features of tuberculosis spondylitis were first described, this serious infection can still present diagnostic dilemmas in clinical practice. Atypical presentations of spinal tuberculosis mimicking malignancy have been described. We report a 50-year-old woman with abdominal pain as a presenting symptom(More)
BACKGROUND Adjacent segment disease (ASD) is a common complication after lumbar decompression and fusion surgery. Traditional revision-surgery, including posterior lumbar decompression and posterolateral fusion (PLF) or interbody fusion (PLIF) is traumatic. The percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal procedure (PE-TF) has been widely used in patients with(More)
The dysphagia and recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy are the most common complications of the patients who underwent anterior cervical surgery in the current literature. These morbidities have led to the study of the impact of sidedness in anterior cervical spine surgery. However, many reports documented the left-side was more effective and safe than(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of the longus colli muscles in cervical vertigo.We retrospectively analyzed 116 adult patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) during 2014 in our department. Patients were assigned to the vertigo group or the nonvertigo group. Demographic data were recorded. Inner distance and(More)