Micah W. Smith

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Retrograde ejaculation (RE) is a complication of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) techniques. Most commonly, this results from mechanical or inflammatory injury to the superior hypogastric plexus near the aortic bifurcation. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) has been used in spinal fusions and has been associated with(More)
Since 1992, the authors have used an all polyethylene tibial component in relatively less active patients older than 70 years of age who present for primary total knee replacement. Results of 312 knee replacements performed between March 1992 and March 1998 are presented in the hopes of showing this technique as a viable cost saving measure. Three hundred(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Proximal junctional failure (PJF) is a recognized complication of spinal deformity surgery. Acute PJF (APJF) has recently been demonstrated to be 5.6% in the adult spinal deformity (ASD) population. The incidence and rate of return to the operating room for APJF have not been specifically investigated in individuals with sagittal(More)
In 28 of 1656 total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) (1.7%) performed for osteoarthritis at this institution, the preoperative arc of motion was 60 degrees or less (average 47.5 degrees; range, 20-60 degrees). The outcome of 22 of the 28 TKAs (21 patients) is reported at a mean follow-up of 52.9 months (range, 24-144 months). Eighty-two percent of the cases were(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In lumbar surgery, local bone graft is often harvested and used in posterolateral fusion procedures. The volume of local bone graft available for posterolateral fusion has not been determined in North American patients. Some authors have described this as minimal, but others have suggested the volume was sufficient to be reliably used as(More)
This prospective study documents the natural history of the prehospital phase of 110 patients with acute myocardial infarction transported by a basic emergency medical system during a 22 month period. Ambulances in a mixed urban-rural county were staffed by basic emergency medical technicians certified in basic life support and the administration of(More)
Study Type Retrospective review. Introduction Sagittal imbalance has been associated with lower health-related quality of life outcomes, and restoration of imbalance is associated with improved outcomes.123 The long constructs used in adult spinal deformity have potential consequences such as proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK). Clinically, the development(More)
Two treatments of hooded rat (Rattus norvegicus) mothers after the birth of their pups affected the stage of development at which their pups started to take solid food and showed an increase in the expression of sucrase, an enzyme needed for digesting solid food. The pups of mothers that became pregnant in a post-partum oestrus showed the changes(More)
BACKGROUND Computerized tomography, traditionally utilized to evaluate and detect visceral abdominal and pelvic injuries in multiply injured patients with altered mental status, also has been useful for detecting thoracolumbar spine fractures and dislocations. The purpose of the present study was to test the reliability of nonreconstructed computerized(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The anterior approach to the spine is becoming an increasingly important avenue to treat spine conditions. Most of the literature reporting on the exposure uses an access surgeon assisting the spine surgeon to expose and prepare the spine for implant. PURPOSE To compare perioperative parameters and complications in anterior lumbar spine(More)