Kristian W Høy

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective randomized clinical study with a 2-year follow-up period was conducted. OBJECTIVE To analyze the effects of circumferential fusion using ALIF radiolucent carbon fiber cages and titanium posterior instrumentation on functional outcome, fusion rate, complications, and lumbar lordosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Circumferential(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spondylodiscitis may be a serious disease due to diagnostic delay and inadequate treatment. There is no consensus on when and how to operate. We therefore retrospectively analyzed the outcome of a large series of patients treated either nonoperatively or surgically. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1992 and 2000, 163 patients (101(More)
During a 1-year period 100 badminton players were registered and treated in the casualty ward of Randers City Hospital, Denmark. The injuries to the badminton players constituted 5% of all sports injuries registered during the same period in the casualty ward. At follow-up questionnaires were sent to all participants. Replies were received from 89 patients.(More)
We reviewed the management, failure modes, and outcomes of 196 patients treated for infectious spondylodiscitis between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2010, at the Spinal Unit, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Patients with infectious spondylodiscitis at the site of previous spinal instrumentation, spinal metastases, and tuberculous and fungal(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical study with a 5- to 9-year follow-up period. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to analyze the long-term outcome with respect to functional disability, pain, and general health of patients treated by means of circumferential lumbar fusion in comparison with those treated by means of instrumented(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cost-utility evaluation of a randomized, controlled trial with a 4- to 8-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE To investigate the incremental cost per quality-adjusted-life-year (QALY) when comparing circumferential fusion to posterolateral fusion in a long-term, societal perspective. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The cost-effectiveness of circumferential(More)
STUDY DESIGN We conducted a prospective cohort study of 448 patients with spinal metastases from a variety of cancer groups. OBJECTIVE To determine the specific predictive value of the Tokuhashi scoring system (T12) and its revised version (T15) in spinal metastases of various primary tumors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The life expectancy of patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An increasing number of lumbar fusions are performed using allograft to avoid donor-site pain. In elderly patients, fusion potential is reduced and the patient may need supplementary stability to achieve a solid fusion if allograft is used. We investigated the effect of instrumentation in lumbar spinal fusion performed with fresh(More)
The use of inter-body device in lumbar fusions has been difficult to validate, only few long-term RCT are available. Between 2003 and 2005, 100 patients entered a RCT between transforaminal lumbar inter-body fusion (TLIF) or posterolateral instrumented lumbar fusion (PLF). The patients suffered from LBP due to segmental instability, disc degeneration,(More)
The study presented here is a pilot study in five patients with unstable thoracolumbar spine fractures treated with transpedicular OP-1 transplantation, short segment instrumentation and posterolateral fusion. Recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-7 in combination with a collagen carrier, also referred to as OP-1, has demonstrated ability to induce healing(More)