Jan Hradil

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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To evaluate surgical management of the fracture of the ring of axis (FRA), known as "hangman's fracture", and to discuss adequacy of this treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 1994 and 2004, 41 patients with FRA were surgically treated in our hospital. We present a retrospective study of 30 cases treated by anterior cervical(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study enrolled in 2 centers (Munich and Liberec) as part of a prospective European multicenter study with ProDisc C (Synthes Inc., Paoli, PA). OBJECTIVES The first goal of the study was to evaluate the rate of heterotopic ossifications identified with plain radiograph following total cervical disc replacement (TCDR). The(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To present a new technique of minimally invasive decompression of the cervical spinal canal using elastic and plastic deformation of the laminae. MATERIAL AND METHODS Short midline vertical incision provides an access to the superior aspect of the target spinous processes. Cranial edge of the lamina is located by a midline,(More)
Absorption kinetics of 14C-labelled N-(3-chloro-o-tolyl)-anthranilic acid (tolfenamic acid, 14C-TA, Clotam) from the small intestine was studied in intact rats and in rats with malabsorption states provoked by methotrexate, starvation, and triparanol. 14C-TA was administered intravenously and intraduodenally, and the drug concentrations in the blood were(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The original aim of this prospective semi-randomised study was to determine associations between segmental sagittal alignment after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) and subjective and clinical results. Two types of cages, cage P with parallel end-plates and cage A with 5-degree angulations, were used in the patients(More)