Payam Mousavi

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A biomechanical study comparing simulated lytic vertebral metastases treated with laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) and vertebroplasty versus vertebroplasty alone. To investigate the effect of tumor ablation using LITT prior to vertebroplasty on biomechanical stability and cement fill patterns in a standardized model of spinal metastatic disease.(More)
Clinical guidelines are a useful adjunct to select patients with spinal metastases for prophylactic intervention. The objective of this study is to determine the ability of biomechanically based models to accurately predict metastatic burst fracture risk. Ninety-two vertebrae with osteolytic spinal metastases were examined retrospectively. Vertebrae were(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to quantify volumetrically cement fill and leakage in patients with osteoporotic and metastatic vertebral lesions undergoing percutaneous vertebroplasty and to establish whether these factors have any clinical significance at follow up. METHODS Digital computerized tomography data were retrospectively collected from all(More)
STUDY DESIGN A biomechanical cadaveric study of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae with simulated metastases quantifying intravertebral pressures during transpedicular vertebroplasty. OBJECTIVE To compare intravertebral pressures during percutaneous vertebroplasty in vertebrae with and without simulated lytic metastases. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
Anterior plates are used to increase the initial stability of anterior cervical spine fusions; however, plating has been suggested to cause graft stress shielding, leading to reduced fusion rates. The objectives of this study were to quantify the effects of graft size and plating (static versus dynamic) and the role of the posterior elements on load(More)
OBJECTIVE Vertebrae with lytic metastases have an elevated risk of burst fracture and resultant neurologic compromise. Prophylactic vertebroplasty has the potential to reduce pain and the risk of burst fracture in the metastatic spine. The purpose of this study was to quantify the ability of vertebroplasty to stabilize metastatically involved vertebrae(More)
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