Kingsley R. Chin

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Hematoma alone is the most common vascular complication reported after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). We present this case to report the occurrence of postoperative cervical hematoma complicated by ipsilateral carotid thrombosis and aphasia after an uncomplicated C4-6 ACDF. This is a case of a 65-year-old woman who underwent revision(More)
  • Walter R Frontera, Md, De Angelis, Catherine Md, Mph Drazen, Jeffrey M Md +83 others
  • 2005
Wi th this first issue of the year 2005, we celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AJPMR). AJPMR was founded in 1922 and has been published since the very first issue by Williams & Wilkins (now Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). AJPMR is a vehicle for communicating new ideas and research findings about(More)
Paralysis is the most feared postoperative complication of ACDF and occurs most often due to an epidural hematoma. In the absence of a clear etiology, inadequate decompression or vascular insult such as ischemia/reperfusion injury are the usual suspects. Herewith we report a case of complete loss of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) during elective(More)
BACKGROUND The use of pedicle screws is the gold standard for supplemental posterior fixation in lateral interbody fusion. Information about the performance of transfacet pedicle screws compared to standard pedicle screws and rods in the upper lumbar spine with or without a lateral interbody fusion device in place is limited. METHODS Fifteen fresh frozen(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT C2 pedicle screws provide stable fixation for posterior cervical fusion. Placing C2 pedicle screws is fraught with risks, and a misplaced screw can result in cortical breach of the pedicle, resulting in injury to the vertebral artery or spinal cord. PURPOSE We sought to identify a reproducible starting point and trajectory for C2(More)
Multilevel anterior cervical fusion often necessitates a large extensile incision for exposure and substantial retraction of the esophagus for placing long plates, potentially predisposing patients to complications such as dysphagia, dysphonia, and neurovascular injury. To the authors' knowledge, the use of 2 incisions as an option has not been published,(More)
OBJECTIVE Prior cadaveric research showed that the lateral mass and facets are landmarks to determine the initial starting point for lateral mass screws and that the optimum screw trajectory was 30 degrees lateral and 15 degrees cephalad. The missing link was an intraoperative landmark to guide the trajectory for drilling according to these angles. The(More)
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