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STUDY DESIGN A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE To determine which technique of anterior cervical interbody fusion (ACIF) gives the best outcome in patients with cervical degenerative disc disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The number of surgical techniques for decompression and ACIF as treatment for cervical degenerative(More)
The absolute 5-year risk of subsequent non-vertebral fractures (NVFs) in 1,921 patients presenting with a NVF was 17.6% and of mortality was 32.3%. These risks were highest within the first year, indicating the need to study which reversible factors can be targeted to immediately minimise subsequent fracture risk and mortality. NVFs are the most frequent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We performed a systematic review and a survey in order to (1) evaluate the evidence for the impact of spine registries on the quality of spine care, and with that, on patient-related outcomes, and (2) evaluate the methodology used to organize, analyze, and report the "quality of spine care" from spine registries. METHODS To study(More)
Implementation of case findings according to guidelines for osteoporosis in fracture patients presenting at a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) was evaluated. Despite one guideline, all FLSs differed in the performance of patient selection and prevalence of clinical risk factors (CRFs) indicating the need for more concrete and standardised guidelines. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a method that allows decompression of the spinal canal and nerve roots by laminectomy combined with fusion by means of intervertebral cages filled with bone graft and pedicle screw fixation. Conventional imaging techniques, such as plain radiography and computed tomography (CT), have limitations to(More)
BACKGROUND There is ongoing debate about whether fusion or arthroplasty is superior in the treatment of single level cervical degenerative disc disease. Mainly because the intended advantage of arthroplasty over fusion, that is, the prevention of symptoms due to adjacent segment degeneration in the long term, is not confirmed yet. Until sufficient long-term(More)
Many systematic reviews have been published on surgical interventions for low back disorders. The objective of this overview was to evaluate the available evidence from systematic reviews on the effectiveness of surgical interventions for disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, and degenerative disc disease (DDD). An earlier version of this review was(More)
STUDY DESIGN A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of arthroplasty versus fusion in the treatment of radiculopathy or myelopathy, or both, due to single-level cervical degenerative disc disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is ongoing debate about whether fusion or arthroplasty is superior in the(More)
This study evaluates the short-term clinical outcome, radiological, histological and device retrieval findings of two patients with second generation lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). The first patient had a single level L4-L5 Activ-L TDR, the second patient a L4-L5 Mobidisc and L5-S1 Activ-L TDR. The TDRs were implanted elsewhere and had implantation(More)
BACKGROUND The number of surgical techniques for decompression and solid interbody fusion as treatment for cervical spondylosis has increased rapidly, but the rationale for the choice between different techniques remains unclear. OBJECTIVES To determine which technique of anterior interbody fusion gives the best clinical and radiological outcomes in(More)