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Morphology and Treatment of Occipital Condyle Fractures
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Of the six patients treated by the authors, one death occurred in a patient with a displaced avulsion fracture on the right occipital condyle (Type III), and all others attained solid union with appropriate immobilization. Expand
A New Classification of Thoracolumbar Injuries: The Importance of Injury Morphology, the Integrity of the Posterior Ligamentous Complex, and Neurologic Status
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A new proposed classification system for thoracolumbar (TL) spine injuries, including injury severity assessment, designed to assist in clinical management and to facilitate clinical decision-making as a practical alternative to cumbersome classification systems already in use is devised. Expand
Factors affecting the pullout strength of cancellous bone screws.
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To determine how screw thread geometry, tapping, and cannulation affect the holding power of screws in cancellous bone and whether current designs achieve maximum purchase strength, 12 types of commercially available cannulated and noncannulated cancellousBone screws were tested for pullout strength in rigid unicellular polyurethane foams. Expand
Hounsfield units for assessing bone mineral density and strength: a tool for osteoporosis management.
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Hounsfield units obtained from clinical computed tomography scans that are made for other purposes correlate with dual x-ray absorptiometry scores as well as compressive strengths based on osseous models and potentially provide an alternative method for determining regional bone mineral density at no additional cost to the patient. Expand
Comparison of BRYAN Cervical Disc Arthroplasty With Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion: Clinical and Radiographic Results of a Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial
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Two-year follow-up results indicate that cervical disc arthroplasty is a viable alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in patients with persistently symptomatic, single-level cervical disc disease. Expand
Neck Disability Index, short form-36 physical component summary, and pain scales for neck and arm pain: the minimum clinically important difference and substantial clinical benefit after cervical
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This study determines the MCID and SCB using common anchor-based methods for NDI, PCS, and pain scales for arm and neck pain in patients undergoing cervical spine fusion for degenerative disorders and finds patients with an eight-point decrease in NDI can detect a minimally clinically important change. Expand
Treatment of neurogenic claudication by interspinous decompression: application of the X STOP device in patients with lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis.
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The X STOP device was more effective than nonoperative treatment in the management of NIC secondary to degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, and Statistically significant improvement in ZCQ and SF-36 scores was seen in X Stop device-treated patients but not in the nonoperative control patients at all postoperative intervals. Expand
Results of cervical arthroplasty compared with anterior discectomy and fusion: four-year clinical outcomes in a prospective, randomized controlled trial.
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The forty-eight-month follow-up data in the present report showed consistent, sustained significantly superior outcomes for cervical spine arthroplasty compared with cervical spine fusion. Expand
The Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System: A Novel Approach to Recognize the Importance of Morphology, Neurology, and Integrity of the Disco-Ligamentous Complex
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The Sub-axial Injury Classification and Severity Scale provides a comprehensive classification system for subaxial cervical trauma and compares favorably to the Harris and Ferguson & Allen systems. Expand
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