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Less invasive posterior fixation method following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a biomechanical analysis.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Current surgical trends increasingly emphasize the minimization of surgical exposure and tissue morbidity. Previous research questioned the ability of unilateral pedicle screwExpand
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Retinoic acid embryopathy.
Retinoic acid, an analogue of vitamin A, is known to be teratogenic in laboratory animals and has recently been implicated in a few clinical case reports. To study the human teratogenicity of thisExpand
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Anterior cervical fixation: analysis of load-sharing and stability with use of static and dynamic plates.
BACKGROUND Anterior plates provide stability following decompression and fusion of the cervical spine. Various plate designs have emerged, and they include static plates with fixed-angle screws,Expand
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Mechanical Modulation of Vertebral Growth in the Fusionless Treatment of Progressive Scoliosis in an Experimental Model
Study Design. Wedging of apical spinal segments was measured during creation and correction of an experimental scoliosis in a goat model. Objectives. To create and correct apical vertebral wedgeExpand
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Experimental Scoliosis in an Immature Goat Model: A Method That Creates Idiopathic-Type Deformity With Minimal Violation of the Spinal Elements Along the Curve
Study Design. Experimental scoliosis was created in an immature goat model. Objectives. To create a progressive, structural, idiopathic-type, lordoscoliotic curve convex to the right in the thoracicExpand
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Three-Dimensional Analysis of 2 Fusionless Scoliosis Treatments: A Flexible Ligament Tether Versus a Rigid-Shape Memory Alloy Staple
Study Design. Experimental scoliosis was created and subsequently corrected in goats. The 3-dimensional (3-D) effects of the treatments were analyzed. Objective. To analyze the 3-D effect of 2Expand
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Creation of an Experimental Idiopathic-Type Scoliosis in an Immature Goat Model Using a Flexible Posterior Asymmetric Tether
Study Design. Longitudinal follow-up of animals after a surgically initiated scoliosis. Objective. To create a progressive, structural, idiopathic-type, lordoscoliotic curve convex to the right inExpand
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Choroid Plexus Neoplasms: Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Studies
Choroid plexus neoplasms account for less than 1% of all intracranial tumors, with papillomas (CPPs) more frequent than carcinomas (CPCs). Immunocytochemical characterization of these neoplasms hasExpand
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Fusionless Scoliosis Correction Using a Shape Memory Alloy Staple in the Anterior Thoracic Spine of the Immature Goat
Study Design. Experimental scoliosis was created in goats and then treated using anterior thoracic stapling. Objective. To correct, without fusion, a progressive idiopathic-type scoliotic deformityExpand
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The efficacy and integrity of shape memory alloy staples and bone anchors with ligament tethers in the fusionless treatment of experimental scoliosis.
BACKGROUND Scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity with limited treatment options. Current treatments present potential problems that may be addressed with use of fusionless techniques forExpand
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