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Osteofibrous dysplasia (ossifying fibroma of long bones) is one of the fibro-osseous lesions that affects the tibia and fibula in the first decade of life. A study of 12 patients with this lesion showed the high rate of recurrence after surgical intervention. Most commonly, the lesions are eccentrically located in the diaphysis of the tibia. Pseudarthrosis(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective, consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors that have a statistically significant association with the need of tracheostomy in patients with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) at the acute stage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Respiratory complications remain a major cause of further morbidity and mortality(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective imaging and clinical study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the extraneural soft-tissue damage and its clinical relevance in patients with traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) without major bone injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA To date, various kinds of cervical discoligamentous injuries have been demonstrated on magnetic(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective, consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors that have a significant correlation with the severity of neurologic impairment in thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The correlation between spinal canal stenosis due to bony fragments and the severity of neurologic deficits(More)
STUDY DESIGN Sixty-five patients who underwent transpedicular fixation for thoracolumbar and lumbar injuries were studied for type of injury, the severity of paralysis, the degree of postoperative correction, and instrumentation failures. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the surgical approaches and the selection of instrumentation to determine indications for using(More)
Metabolic flux analysis using (13)C enrichment data of intracellular free amino acids (FAAs) can improve the time resolution of flux estimation compared to analysis of proteinogenic amino acid data owing to the faster turnover times of FAAs. The nature of the (13)C enrichment dynamics of FAAs remains obscure, however, especially with regard to its(More)
The conventional open pedicle screw fusion (PSF) requires an extensive detachment of the paraspinal muscle from the posterior aspect of the lumbar spine, which can cause muscle injury and subsequently lead to “approach-related morbidity”. The spinous process-splitting (SPS) approach for decompression, unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression, and(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical relationship between cervical spinal canal stenosis (CSCS) and incidence of traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) without major fracture or dislocation, and to discuss the clinical management of traumatic CSCI. Forty-seven patients with traumatic CSCI without major fracture or dislocation (30 out(More)
STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective observational study. OBJECTIVES The objectives were to describe the prognosis of upper extremity function following cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI), and to identify prognostic factors for functional recovery. SETTING Spinal Injuries Center, Japan. METHODS Sixty patients with C3-4 CSCI without major bone injury(More)
A retrospective study was done to evaluate the results of surgical intervention on the neurological symptoms associated with achondroplastic dwarfs. Between 1971 and 1979, laminectomy was performed on three patients with thoracolumbar spinal canal stenosis associated with achondroplasia. Simultaneous spondylodesis using Harrington instrumentation in(More)