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OBJECTIVE During the past 15 years, we prospectively followed 68 patients with chronic pain syndromes who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS). The objective of our study was to analyze the long-term outcomes to clarify patient selection criteria for DBS. METHODS Patients were referred from a multidisciplinary pain clinic after conservative treatment(More)
BACKGROUND We have used epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for pain control for the past 15 years. An analysis of our series of 235 patients has clarified the value of specific prognostic parameters in the prediction of successful SCS. METHODS Patients were followed up for periods ranging from 6 months to 15 years with a mean follow-up of 66 months.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in patients with symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a disabling clinical condition with significant consequences of morbidity and loss of productivity. METHODS We have used epidural SCS for pain control during the past 15 years. An analysis of(More)
Epidural spinal cord stimulation by means of chronically implanted electrodes was carried out on 121 patients with pain of varied benign organic etiology. In 116 patients, the pain was confined to the back and lower extremities and, of these, 56 exhibited the failed-back syndrome. Most patients were referred by a pain management service because of failure(More)
Spinal cord stimulation was used in 46 patients for pain associated with lower extremity ischemic vascular disease that was considered to be nonreconstructable. Thirty-nine patients who had a follow-up examination between 2 and 36 months after the procedure form the basis of this report. Thirty (77%) of 39 cases were considered successful. Clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The current method of treatment for persistent internal rotation due to the medial rotation contracture in patients with obstetric brachial plexus injury is humeral derotational osteotomy. While this procedure places the arm in a more functional position, it does not attend to the abnormal glenohumeral joint. Poor positioning of the humeral head(More)
The authors present a case of thoracic spinal cord compression secondary to epidural lipomatosis in an obese patient. This patient represents the 10th case of epidural lipomatosis secondary to simple obesity reported in the literature. The diagnosis is based on three criteria: 1) medical history and physical examination consistent with segmental spinal cord(More)
While most obstetric brachial plexus palsy patients recover arm and hand function, the residual nerve weakness leads to muscle imbalances about the shoulder which may cause bony deformities. In this paper we describe abnormalities in the developing scapula and the glenohumeral joint. We introduce a classification for the deformity which we term Scapular(More)
Children with an obstetric brachial plexus injury have an elevated risk of long-term impairment if they do not fully recover by the age of 3 months. Persistent nerve damage leads to muscle abnormalities and progressive muscle and bone deformities. Several procedures have been described to treat this severe deformity. We have demonstrated the benefits of the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who have suffered obstetric brachial plexus injury (OBPI) have a high incidence of musculoskeletal complications stemming from the initial nerve injury. The presence of muscle imbalances and contractures leads to typical bony changes affecting the shoulder, including the SHEAR (Scapular Hypoplasia, Elevation and Rotation) deformity. The(More)