Jean Pierre Farcy

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective self-assessment analysis of a consecutive series of adult patients diagnosed with adult scoliosis of adolescent onset or de novo degenerative scoliosis. PURPOSE To analyze the impact that scoliosis has on patient health perceptions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There exists little data studying the effect scoliosis has on an(More)
Background. Several different techniques exist to address the pain and disability caused by isolated nerve root impingement. Failure to adequately decompress the lumbar foramen may lead to failed back surgery syndrome. However, aggressive treatment often causes spinal instability or may require fusion for satisfactory results. We describe a novel technique(More)
STUDY DESIGN This case report illustrates a patient presenting with sciatica and diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma involving the spine. OBJECTIVES The treatment of this patient involved multiple mass resections and decompressions of the spinal canal. Radio- and chemotherapy were applied once a clear diagnosis was obtained. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
BACKGROUND Using a tethering technique, a porcine model of scoliosis has been created. Ideally, tether release before placement and evaluation of corrective therapies would lead to persistent scoliosis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES Does release of the spinal tether result in persistent deformity? METHODS Using a unilateral spinal tether and ipsilateral rib cage(More)
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