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This retrospective study aims to discuss and compare our results with those previously mentioned in the literature with regard to C5–C6 radiculopathy that occurs after decompression carried out for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. There are few reports in the literature referring to the incidence of the C5–C6 radiculopathy following cervical decompression(More)
A Prospective randomised controlled study was done to determine statistical difference between the standard microsurgical discotomy (MC) and a minimally invasive microscopic procedure for disc prolapse surgery by comparing operation duration and clinical outcome. Additionally, the transferability of the results was determined by a bicentric design. The(More)
UNLABELLED Surgery on the degenerative cervical spine disorders aims at decompression of the neural structures and restoring the physiological profile of the cervical spine. The aims of internal fixation are to gain primary stability, introduce a bony fusion and to correct the shape of the spine. The present study will give answers to the following(More)
Although pedicle screw fixation is a well-established technique for the lumbar spine, screw placement in the thoracic spine is more challenging because of the smaller pedicle size and more complex 3D anatomy. The intraoperative use of image guidance devices may allow surgeons a safer, more accurate method for placing thoracic pedicle screws while limiting(More)
BACKGROUND Proper timing of stabilization for spine injuries is discussed controversially. Whereas early repair of long bone fractures is known to reduce complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated retrospectively 48 patients who were stabilized in a ventrodorsal approach for fractures of the thoracic spine. Patients were divided into three(More)
Lumbar discectomy is one of the most frequent neurosurgical and orthopaedic procedures. In this study, a series of 43 consecutive patients operated with a minimally invasive technique referred to as "microscopically assisted percutaneous nucleotomy" (MAPN) is presented. After a follow-up period of 3 months, every patient was seen clinically, and after 12(More)
This paper describes a limited exposure for posterior C1–C2 arthrodesis aided by percutaneous transarticular fixation. The purpose of this study was to report the fusion rate using the aforementioned method. Fifty-seven patients (54 females and three males) with C1–C2 instability due to rheumatoid disease constituted the material of this study. The exposure(More)
Der Versorgungszeitpunkt von kombinierten Thorax- und Wirbelsäulentraumata wird kontrovers diskutiert. Wir untersuchten retrospektiv Patienten, die aufgrund von thorakalen Wirbelsäulenverletzungen einzeitig ventrodorsal stabilisiert wurden. 48 Patienten wurden einzeitig ventrodorsal an Frakturen von BWK 3 bis LWK 1 stabilisiert. Die Einteilung erfolgte in 3(More)
A newly designed technique for a minimally invasive approach to the laterally herniated disc is presented. Fifteen patients suffering from far lateral disc herniation (extraforaminal) were operated according to this technique. Through a small skin incision (1.5 cm), the paraspinal muscles are spread by dilators, until a working channel of 9 mm inner(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH) is an exceedingly uncommon and potentially neurologically devastating condition. Recognition of blood products in magnetic resonance imaging is a very important clue for the diagnosis of SSDH. It is generally agreed that prompt surgical evacuation should be performed before irreversible damage to the spinal cord(More)