Jesse Emory Bible

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BACKGROUND Computerized tomographic scans are routinely obtained to evaluate a number of musculoskeletal conditions. However, since computerized tomographic scans expose patients to the greatest amounts of radiation of all imaging modalities, the physician must be cognizant of the effective doses of radiation that are administered. This investigation was(More)
The incidence of postoperative infections after spinal surgery ranges from less than 1% to 15%. This rate can vary based on several surgical- and patient-related risk factors, such as the type and duration of the procedure, nutritional status, immunosuppression, and comorbidities of the patient. Most surgeons routinely administer intravenous antibiotics(More)
STUDY DESIGN Laboratory biomechanical experiment. OBJECTIVE To evaluate how different anterior cervical collar heights restrict full, active range of motion (ROM), and functional ROM during 15 activities of daily living. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Hard cervical collars are commonly used in the clinical setting. Collar fit is presumed to affect(More)
BACKGROUND Opioids are commonly used for preoperative pain management in patients undergoing spine surgery. The objective of this investigation was to assess whether preoperative opioid use predicts worse self-reported outcomes in patients undergoing spine surgery. METHODS Five hundred and eighty-three patients undergoing lumbar, thoracolumbar, or(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to quantify normal lumbar range of motion (ROM) and compare these results with those used to perform 15 simulated activities of daily living (ADLs) in asymptomatic subjects. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies reporting the ROM of the lumbar spine during(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Osteoporosis and osteomalacia are significant risk factors for fracture and spine instrumentation failure. Low-energy fractures are becoming increasingly more common because of an increase in life expectancy and age of the population. Decreased bone density is an independent risk factor for instrumentation failure in spinal fusion(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT A variety of orthoses are routinely applied after spinal procedures but there are limited data regarding their efficacy, especially with the increasing use of internal fixation. At this time, the proper indications for postoperative bracing are not well established. PURPOSE To assess the postoperative bracing patterns of spine surgeons.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to quantify normal cervical range of motion (ROM) and compare these results to those used to perform 15 simulated activities of daily living (ADLs) in asymptomatic subjects. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies looking at cervical ROM during ADLs have been(More)
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a well-described disorder caused by thoracic outlet compression of the brachial plexus and/or the subclavian vessels. Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome is the most common manifestation, presenting with pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and vasomotor changes of the upper extremity. Vascular complications of thoracic outlet(More)
The modularity and ease of application of modern external fixation has expanded its potential use in the management of fractures and other musculoskeletal conditions. In fracture care, it can be used for provisional and definitive fixation. Short-term provisional applications include "damage control" and periarticular fracture fixation. The risk:benefit(More)