Rhiannon M. Parker

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PURPOSE The lateral approach for anterior interbody fusion allows placement of a large footprint intervertebral spacer to indirectly decompress the neural elements through disc height restoration and resultant soft tissue changes. However, it is not well understood under what circumstances indirect decompression in lateral approach surgery is sufficient.(More)
OBJECT The use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is controversial regarding the reported complication rates and cost. The authors aimed to assess the complication rates of performing ALIF using rhBMP-2. METHODS This is a prospective study of consecutive patients who underwent ALIF(More)
INTRODUCTION The lateral transpsoas approach for lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) is gaining popularity. Studies examining a surgeon's early experience are rare. We aim to report treatment, complication, clinical, and radiographic outcomes in an early series of patients. METHODS Prospective data from the first thirty patients treated with XLIF by a single(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected, nonrandomized radiographical data. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between the presence of preoperative metabolically active facet arthropathy (FA) and the amount of indirect foraminal decompression gained after extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective single-surgeon nonrandomized clinical study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the radiographic and clinical outcomes, by fixation type, in extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) patients and provide an algorithm for determining patients suitable for stand-alone XLIF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA XLIF may be supplemented with pedicle screw(More)
Cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR) is indicated for the treatment of severe radiculopathy permitting neural decompression and maintenance of motion. We evaluated the clinical and radiographic outcomes in cervical ADR patients using the ProDisc-C device (DePuy Synthes, West Chester, PA, USA) with a 5-9 year follow-up. Data were collected through a(More)
This study further defines the craniofacial malformations induced by triamcinolone acetonide in the rhesus monkey. Ten timed-mated pregnant rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) received intramuscular injections of 10 mg/kg TAC on days 23, 25, 27, 29, and 31 of gestation. Results of previous experiments with rhesus and bonnet monkeys and baboons indicated that(More)
OBJECT The anterior approach to the lumbar spine may be associated with iliac artery thrombosis. Intraoperative heparin can be administered to prevent thrombosis; however, there is a concern that this will increase the procedural blood loss. The aim of this study was to examine whether intraoperative heparin can be administered without increasing blood loss(More)