Gianluca Cinotti

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STUDY DESIGN In part 1 of the study, the morphometry of thoracic pedicles and bony landmarks for pedicle screw placement were evaluated. In part 2, pedicle screws were inserted in fresh cadavers, using a different entry point in the left and right pedicles. OBJECTIVES To identify the safest entry point and screw orientation for pedicle screws in the(More)
A lack in prostacyclin (PGI2) production due to atherosclerosis may play a role in the pathophysiology of some of the clinical manifestations of ischemic heart disease and in particular, of coronary vasospasm. We therefore evaluated the effects of i.v. PGI2 in nine patients with variant angina and six normal volunteers. In normal subjects, PGI2 (2.5, 5, 10(More)
We made a prospective study of 43 consecutive patients treated for intraforaminal (34) or extraforaminal (9) herniations of a lumbar disc by excision through an interlaminar approach, using an operating microscope. The intraforaminal herniations were contained or extruded in 52% and sequestrated in 47%; for extraforaminal herniation the proportions were 66%(More)
The aim of this study was to address, in normal knees, the variability of posterior offset of femoral condyles and tibial slope, and the presence of any correlation between the two that might be needed to achieve an adequate joint motion in flexion. Magnetic resonance images of normal knees of 80 subjects, 45 males and 35 females, with a mean age of 38.9(More)
Study Design: Prospective cohort study. Purpose: To assess the ability of a stand-alone lumbar interspinous implant (interspinous/interlaminar lumbar instrumented fu sion, ILIF) associated with bone grafting to promote posterior spine fusion in degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) with vertebral instability. Overview of Literature: A few studies, using(More)
W e analysed prospectively 26 patients who had revision operations for ipsilateral recurrent radicular pain after a period of pain relief of more than six months following primary discectomy. They were assessed before the initial operation, between the two procedures and at a minimum of two years after reoperation. MRI was performed before primary(More)
We analyzed the magnetic resonance studies of the knee in 80 subjects, 45 men and 35 women with a mean age of 38.9 years, who showed no pathological condition of the joint. Using an imaging visualization software, the sagittal longitudinal axis of the tibia was identified. The angle between this axis and a line tangent to the bone profile of the tibial(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Although innumerable studies have analyzed the multiple aspects of osteoporotic vertebral fractures, no study has focused on the clinical features related to spine pain in patients with recent osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). PURPOSE To determine whether the assessment of pain-related behavior (P-RB) of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whether tibial torsion affects the positioning of extramedullary instrumentation and is a possible factor in malalignment of the tibial component in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is unknown. We assessed the influence of tibial torsion on distal alignment of extramedullary systems for TKA, using the center of the intermalleolar(More)
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