Olivier Gille

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was conducted to investigate the outcome of the Modic Type 1 inflammatory signal in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 17 patients with chronic low back pain 6 months after instrumented posterior lumbar arthrodesis. OBJECTIVE To assess the course of the inflammatory signal after stabilization of a painful intervertebral(More)
STUDY DESIGN Six spinal solitary osteochondromas. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the course of spinal cord compression after surgery, and the risk of local recurrence and malignant transformation, based on the present series and cases reported in the literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spinal cord compression by a solitary osteochondroma is rare. Little is(More)
Various methods of preoperative planning have been described for the correction of spinal sagittal deformities. They are reliable on condition that the thoracolumbar spine is totally fused and enable only the simulation of pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). In this study, a new theoretical planning that can be used regardless of the etiology of the(More)
STUDY DESIGN A technical report concerning the methods of reduction of dislocations of the lower cervical spine used in 168 consecutive cases (77 unilateral and 91 bilateral dislocations). OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of a reduction protocol comprising three successive phases: reduction by traction, reduction by closed maneuvers with the patient(More)
The authors retrospectively reviewed a series of 18 hard thoracic herniated discs (HTHD) operated by thoracoscopy. Isolated cases of HTHD have been reported in the literature, but no series describing these lesions has been published. Seventy-two percent of the herniated discs were situated between T8 and T12. Fifty-six percent of the patients had(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study of patients undergoing lumbar arthrodesis. OBJECTIVES To quantify MRI changes of the erector spinae following lumbar surgery through a posterior approach and the possible protection of these muscles during surgery by the use of cholinergic blockade. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It has been shown that lumbar spine(More)
The minimally invasive transpsoas approach can be employed to treat various spinal disorders, such as disc degeneration, deformity, and lateral disc herniation. With this technique, visualization is limited in comparison with the open procedure and the proximity of the lumbar plexus to the surgical pathway is one limitation of this technique. Precise(More)
STUDY DESIGN A reliability study was conducted in quantitative 3-dimensional (3D) measurements for mild scoliosis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the intrarater and interrater reliability of a computer tool used for 3D reconstruction of the spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No reliability study of spinal in vivo 3D medical imaging measurements has been performed(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term tolerance of bisphosphonates proposed as an alternative therapeutic option for symptomatic unresectable benign bone tumors and to evaluate the long-term efficacy of this treatment. METHODS From March 2007 to March 2011, patients with unresectable symptomatic benign bone tumors were consecutively included in this(More)