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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A New Classification to Determine Extent of Spinal Arthrodesis
Background: The lack of a reliable, universally acceptable system for classification of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has made comparisons between various types of operative treatment an impossibleExpand
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An Analysis of Sagittal Spinal Alignment in 100 Asymptomatic Middle and Older Aged Volunteers
Study Design. A radiographic evaluation of 100 adult volunteers over age 40 and without a history of significant spinal abnormality was done to determine indices of sagittal spinal alignment.Expand
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Segmental Analysis of the Sagittal Plane Alignment of the Normal Thoracic and Lumbar Spines and Thoracolumbar Junction
Recent advances in spinal instrumentation have brought about a new emphasis on the three-dimensional spinal deformity of scoliosis and especially on the restoration of normal sagittal plane contours.Expand
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The Impact of Positive Sagittal Balance in Adult Spinal Deformity
Study Design. This study is a retrospective review of 752 patients with adult spinal deformity enrolled in a multicenter prospective database in 2002 and 2003. Patients with positive sagittal balanceExpand
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The Effect of Nerve-Root Injections on the Need for Operative Treatment of Lumbar Radicular Pain: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study*
  • K. Riew, Y. Yin, +4 authors K. Götte
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…
  • 1 November 2000
Background: The purpose of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of selective nerve-root injections in obviating the need for an operation in patients with lumbar radicular pain whoExpand
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Risk factors for surgical site infection following orthopaedic spinal operations.
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections are not uncommon following spinal operations, and they can be associated with serious morbidity, mortality, and increased resource utilization. The accurateExpand
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Correlation of Radiographic Parameters and Clinical Symptoms in Adult Scoliosis
Study Design. This study is a retrospective review of the initial enrollment data from a prospective multicentered study of adult spinal deformity. Objectives. The purpose of this study is toExpand
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Adjacent Segment Disease FollowingLumbar/Thoracolumbar Fusion With Pedicle Screw Instrumentation: A Minimum 5-Year Follow-up
Study Design. Retrospective radiographic outcomes analysis. Objective. We had 3 hypotheses: 1) a longer fusion; 2) a more proximal instrumented vertebra, and 3) circumferential fusion versusExpand
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Decision Making Regarding Smith-Petersen vs. Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy vs. Vertebral Column Resection for Spinal Deformity
Study Design. Author experience and literature review. Objectives. To investigate and discuss decision-making on when to perform a Smith-Petersen osteotomy as opposed to a pedicle subtractionExpand
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Diagnosis of perioperative myocardial infarction with measurement of cardiac troponin I.
BACKGROUND Perioperative myocardial infarction is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients who have had noncardiac surgery, but its diagnosis can be difficult. The present studyExpand
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