Qiang Qi

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OBJECT In this paper, the authors aimed to summarize the clinical characteristics of ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) associated with dural ossification (DO) and to identify improved methods for preoperative diagnosis. METHODS Thirty-six patients who had undergone OLF surgery between February 2005 and September 2009 were included in this(More)
BACKGROUND Lumbar disk herniation in adults is thought to be caused by repetitive overloading and age-rated degenerative changes. However, these causes are absent in children and adolescent patients. We assume that structural malformations in the lumbar spine could predispose intervertebral disks to early degeneration and hence need to be surgically fused.(More)
PURPOSE There have been several surgical approaches used in the treatment of thoracolumbar disc herniation (TLDH) from T10/11 to L1/2. However, central calcified TLDH cases are still challenging to spine surgeons. The anterior transthoracic approaches and lateral/posterolateral approaches are all essentially performed from one side; thus, the compressive(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between radiological signs of Scheuermann disease (SD) and low back pain (LBP) in a local population using lumbar magnetic resonance (MR) images. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA SD is a spinal disorder, and both its classic and atypical (lumbar) forms are associated with LBP.(More)
OBJECT The object of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of 36 patients with posttuberculosis kyphosis who underwent one of two types of osteotomy. METHODS Each patient underwent single-stage correction via a posterior surgical approach. A modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy (mPSO) was performed when the kyphotic deformity(More)
OBJECT in this paper, the authors' goal was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of apical segment resection osteotomy with dual axial rotation correction for severe focal kyphosis by examining outcomes. METHODS between May 2004 and December 2006, the authors treated 23 patients with severe focal kyphosis (average Cobb angle 86.9°, range(More)
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