Panagiotis G Korovessis

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STUDY DESIGN Comparative 3-dimensional biomechanical testing. OBJECTIVE To compare 5 fixation techniques, 3 using screws or screw and plates and 2 spinal, used for stabilization of complete unilateral sacroiliac dislocation in composite models. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Harrington compression rods have been used for posterior iliosacral stabilization.(More)
This is a prospective, randomized study to compare the efficacy of two similar "long-segment" Texas Scottish Rite Hospital instrumentations with the use of hooks in the thoracic spine and pedicle screws versus laminar hook claw in the lumbar spine for thoracolumbar A3, B, and C injuries. Forty consecutive patients with such thoracolumbar fractures (T11-L1)(More)
BACKGROUND In the surgical treatment of thoracolumbar fractures, the major problem after posterior correction and transpedicular instrumentation is failure to support the anterior spinal column, leading to loss of correction and instrumentation failure with associated complaints. We conducted this prospective study to evaluate the outcome of the treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive vertebral augmentation procedures are widely used to treat vertebral compression fractures although procedural polymethylmethacrylate cement leakage remains common. We report herein our initial experience with a novel vertebral augmentation technique designed to treat symptomatic vertebral osteoporotic fractures and osteolytic(More)
The 2 main null hypotheses of this study were: (1) the 4-year surgical trauma-related degeneration within the hip abductor muscles after a minimally invasive approach to total hip arthroplasty would be similar to that following a conventional approach; and (2) no differences in perioperative blood loss or postoperative hip pain would be observed between the(More)
This is a biomechanical study to investigate the effect of augmentation of single anterior transvertebral screws. Two subsequent experiments (pullout and caudal loading) were performed in 78 porcine vertebral bodies of equal bone mineral density using 6.5-mm transvertebral screws augmented or not with specially designed Teflon anchoring. Three different(More)
The authors reviewed the results of the combined ventral derotation system (VDS) and Harrington operation in 34 selected patients with idiopathic scoliosis and kyphoscoliosis of double major curve pattern. The use of both VDS and Harrington instrumentation gives better correction and stabilization of the particular curves. It is thought that a greater(More)