Jacob M. Buchowski

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STUDY DESIGN Evaluation by simulation of screw insertion using fine-cut computed tomographic (CT) scans and screw trajectory software. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and optimal trajectory of the occipital condylar screw. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA To the best of our knowledge, no large series examining the feasibility and optimal trajectory of(More)
Study Design Retrospective review. Objective The objective of this study is to describe the natural history of neurologic recovery after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Methods Patients between 18 and 80 years of age, diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy, who underwent single-level ACDF and were followed for a minimum of 2 years were(More)
BACKGROUND Increased awareness regarding the importance of the sagittal spinal profile has led to more aggressive correction of sagittal malalignment. The utilization trends of pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) for sagittal plane correction in spinal deformity surgery have not been well characterized. METHODS A commercially available database(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. PURPOSE To identify the prevalence of severe headache occurring after cervical posterior surgical fixation (PSF) and to evaluate the clinical and radiological findings associated with severe headache after surgery. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Several studies have reported on the axial pain after cervical surgery. However, to(More)
Utilization trends of pedicle subtraction osteotomies compared to posterior spinal fusion for deformity: A national database analysis between 2008–2011." Abstract Background: Increased awareness regarding the importance of the sagittal spinal profile has led to more aggressive correction of sagittal malalignment. The utilization trends of pedicle(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery for symptomatic spinal metastases aims to improve quality of life, pain, function, and stability. Complications in the postoperative period are not uncommon; therefore, it is important to select appropriate patients who are likely to benefit the greatest from surgery. Previous studies have focused on predicting survival rather than(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. PURPOSE To investigate safety profile of open door laminoplasty plates. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Few reports have documented potential complications related to the use of cervical laminoplasty plates. METHODS Records and radiographs of consecutive plated laminoplasty patients of one academic surgeon were analyzed. Group(More)
Study Design Single-center, retrospective study. Objective Suboptimal concentrations of vitamin D have been linked to hip and knee osteoarthritis in large, population-based cohort studies. We sought to examine the association of vitamin D levels with intervertebral disk disease. Methods From January 2010 through May 2011, 91 consecutive, eligible adult(More)
For posterior cervical surgery, if the operation only involves the lower cervical area, counting from C2 is impractical and the level may not be visible on X-rays. In such cases, we usually place a marker at the top of the incision and also rely on the size and monofid shape of the C7 spinous process. Relying on the C7 morphology, however, we initially(More)
Traumatic spinal column injuries (SCI) can result in devastating deformities that often have long-term impact on the patient's quality of life. These deformities result in pain and occasionally neurological deficits. The deformities affecting adults often differ slightly from those in the pediatric population. In adults, injuries to the spinal column(More)