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Comparison of Surgical Outcomes Between Macro Discectomy and Micro Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Prospective Randomized Study With Surgery Performed by the Same Spine Surgeon
Study Design A prospective study was conducted on the surgical procedures for lumbar disc herniation. Objective The objective of this study is to investigate the surgical outcomes of different
Image classification of idiopathic spinal cord herniation based on symptom severity and surgical outcome: a multicenter study.
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The authors' results showed that a Type C classification and a bone defect have strong relationships with severity of symptoms and surgical outcome and are important imaging and clinical features for ISCH.
Primary spinal cord tumors: review of 678 surgically treated patients in Japan. A multicenter study
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The data indicates a higher male/female ratio overall for spinal cord tumors, a higher proportion of nerve sheath cell tumors, and a lower proportion of meningiomas and neuroepithelial tumors compared to reports from non-Asian countries.
Surgical Outcome of Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL) of the Thoracic Spine: Implication of the Type of Ossification and Surgical Options
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In the beak-type OPLL, a subtle alteration in the spinal alignment during posterior decompression procedures may increase spinal cord compression, leading to the deterioration of symptoms, and an anterior decompression procedure should be attempted as soon as possible.
Simultaneous registration with ct-fluoro matching for spinal navigation surgery. A case report.
Computer-assisted surgery, which provides simultaneous, multiplanar images of bone structures, has become widely used. However, registration maneuvering remains time consuming. The objective of this
Subaxial sagittal alignment and adjacent-segment degeneration after atlantoaxial fixation performed using C-1 lateral mass and C-2 pedicle screws or transarticular screws.
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Atlantoaxial fixation in a hyperlordotic position produced kyphotic sagittal alignment after surgery in both GH and MB groups, and can be easily achieved through screw fixation at an optimal angle, thereby ameliorating the risk for subsequent subaxial kYphosis.
Surgical Complications and Management of Occipitothoracic Fusion for Cervical Destructive Lesions in RA Patients
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It is suggested that occipitothoracic fusion for rheumatoid destructive cervical lesions can be effective in improving neurologic deficit if performed while patients can still sit and improvements to methodology of this surgery can be made.
Cervical pedicle screw fixation in 100 cases of unstable cervical injuries: pedicle axis views obtained using fluoroscopy.
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It appears that fluoroscopy performed using pedicle axis views improves the accuracy and safety of cervical PS insertion.
Clinical and radiographic outcomes of posterolateral lumbar spine fusion in humans using recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2: an average five-year follow-up study
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Whether recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) can be used as the sole stimulator of osteogenesis with success equal to an autologous graft in posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) at the same level and the progress until bone union is described.
Vertebral Reconstruction with Biodegradable Calcium Phosphate Cement in the Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture Using Instrumentation
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Vertebral reconstruction with biodegradable CPC in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture using instrumentation was a safe and useful surgical treatment.
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