Ming-Kai Hsieh

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Vertebral compression fractures are common in multiple myeloma. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is used to stabilize vertebral collapse and treat the pain. The major technical drawbacks of percutaneous vertebroplasty are the potential for neural comprise and pulmonary embolism of cement from leakage of polymethylmethacrylate into epidural space and(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Postoperative wound infection is a well-recognized complication of spinal surgery. The infection occurs usually at the posterior wound after posterior spinal surgery. To the best of our knowledge, no report exists regarding treatment of anterior spondylodiscitis after posterior pedicle screw instrumentation. PURPOSE Audit of our(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation is a minimally invasive surgical technique; however, the effects of using percutaneous pedicle screw fixation in treating patients with spinal infections have not yet been well demonstrated. The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine whether percutaneous posterior pedicle screw instrumentation is(More)
Percutaneous vertebroplasty is an efficient procedure to treat painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. However, refracture of cemented vertebrae occurs rarely after percutaneous vertebroplasty. This study was undertaken to investigate the incidence, characteristics, predisposing factors, and mistakes in technique associated with refracture of(More)
Vertebral compression fractures constitute a major health care problem, not only because of their high incidence but also due to both direct and indirect consequences on health-related quality of life and health care expenditures. The mainstay of management for symptomatic vertebral compression fractures is targeted medical therapy, including analgesics,(More)
BACKGROUND Although autogenous iliac bone graft (AIBG) remains the gold standard for spine fusion, harvesting morbidity has prompted the search for alternatives especially for multi-segment fusion. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of using demineralized bone matrix (DBM) as a substitute of AIBG for long instrumented posterolateral fusion (≧(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) constitute a major health care problem, not only because of their high incidence but also because of their direct and indirect negative impacts on both patients' health-related quality of life and costs to the health care system. Two minimally invasive surgical approaches were developed for the management of(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional approaches to deformity correction of degenerative lumbar scoliosis include anterior-posterior approaches and posterior-only approaches. Most patients are treated with posterior-only approaches because the high complication rate of anterior approach. Our purpose is to compare and assess outcomes of combined anterior lumbar interbody(More)
In this paper, we present an interactive system to transfer and concatenate motions in different articulated figures, such as human and dog. This system first constructs a union skeleton that contains both bone structures with bone correspondence manually assigned by users, and then aligns the initial poses of these two skeletons. With the initial poses(More)
OBJECTIVE New neurologic deficit after spinal surgery is a rare complication that must be promptly diagnosed and treated to reduce the risk of permanent neurologic disability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A 37-year-old woman underwent left laminotomy and L5-S1 diskectomy for the treatment of L5-S1 disc herniation. She was found to be normal after recovery(More)