Faheem A. Sandhu

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OBJECT The authors have developed a novel technique for percutaneous fusion in which standard microendoscopic discectomy is modified. Based on data obtained in their cadaveric studies they considered that this minimally invasive interbody fusion could be safely implemented clinically. The authors describe their initial experience with a microendoscopic(More)
Earlier studies suggested that while after spinal cord lesions and transplants at birth, the transplants serve both as a bridge and as a relay to restore supraspinal input caudal to the injury (Bregman, 1994), after injury in the adult the spinal cord transplants serve as a relay, but not as a bridge. We show here, that after complete spinal cord(More)
OBJECTIVE Lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylosis are major causes of morbidity among the elderly. Surgical decompression is an effective treatment, but many elderly patients are not considered as candidates for surgery based on age or comorbidities. Minimally invasive surgical techniques have recently been developed and used successfully for the treatment(More)
OBJECT Several techniques for the surgical stabilization of the atlas and the axis have been described. Placement of C-1 lateral mass screws is one of the latest technical advances, and has gained popularity due to its efficacy and biomechanical advantages. However, the technique for placement of C-1 lateral mass screws, as first described by Harms, can(More)
OBJECTIVE Synovial cysts are a rare cause of lumbar radiculopathy and back pain. Surgical treatment is directed at complete excision of the cyst. We used minimally invasive surgical techniques for a series of patients, to assess the effectiveness of this approach for resection of synovial cysts. METHODS Seventeen patients (10 female and 7 male patients)(More)
OBJECT Various approaches exist for the treatment of thoracic disc herniation. Anterior approaches facilitate ventral exposure but place the intrathoracic contents at risk. Posterolateral approaches require extensive muscle dissection that adds to the risk of postoperative morbidity. The authors have developed a novel posterolateral, minimally invasive(More)
The adult central nervous system is capable of considerable anatomical reorganization and functional recovery after injury. Functional outcomes, however, vary greatly, depending upon size and location of injury, type and timing of intervention, and type of recovery and plasticity evaluated. The present study was undertaken to assess the recovery of skilled(More)
A craniofacial hemangiopericytoma associated with oncogenic osteomalacia is described and the literature is reviewed. A 46 year-old male with multiple fractures and hypophosphatemia was found to have a craniofacial mass extending from the right ethmoid sinus into the right frontal lobe. Initial detection of the tumor was made with an 111Indium-pentreotide(More)
BACKGROUND Far lateral lumbar disc herniations, while infrequent, are a substantial cause of morbidity causing painful radicular syndromes often accompanied by a motor or sensory deficit. Surgical treatment can be challenging technically because of unfamiliar lateral anatomy and the importance of adjacent osseous structures, notably the pars(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study investigating the clinical outcome of the inside-outside cranial bolt technique for occipitocervical stabilization used to manage rheumatoid arthritis was conducted. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the inside-outside technique for occipitocervical stabilization used to manage rheumatoid patients. (More)