Rohit Amritanand

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical series. PURPOSE To assess whether titanium cages are an effective alternative to tricortical iliac crest bone graft for anterior column reconstruction in patients with active pyogenic and tuberculous spondylodiscitis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE The use of metal cages for anterior column reconstruction in patients with(More)
Anterior debridement, grafting of the defect and posterior instrumentation as a single-stage procedure is a controversial method of managing pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis. Between 1994 and 2005, 37 patients underwent this procedure at our hospital, of which two died and three had inadequate follow-up. The remaining 32 were reviewed for a mean of 36(More)
Osteochondromas are the most common benign tumors of the bone. They mostly arise from the appendicular skeleton and present clinically in the second or third decade of life. Ostechondromas arising from the subaxial cervical spine and presenting after the 5th decade of life are extremely rare. We report a 52-year-old male patient who presented with numbness(More)
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous fungal disease caused by Rhinosporidiosis seeberi. It usually affects the mucocutaneous tissue of the nose; bone involvement is rare. We report the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of rhinosporidiosis involving the face, forehead, and right foot. As antimicrobial therapy was ineffective, a below-knee(More)
INTRODUCTION Neglected femoral diaphyseal fractures are not uncommon in developing nations however there is a paucity of literature in this regard. Due to lack of effective traction, reduction or immobilisation these fractures are invariably associated with shortening and adjacent joint stiffness, presenting a challenging problem to the treating surgeon.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE To report the clinical features, diagnostic dilemmas and management options of 11 immunologically normal patients with salmonella spondylodiscitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Majority of existing data on salmonella spondylodiscitis in the immunologically normal patient is from anecdotal case report. (More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of radiological images. PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of lumbosacral transition vertebra (LSTV) and to study its significance with respect to clinically significant spinal symptoms, disc degeneration and herniation. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE LSTV is the most common congenital anomaly of the lumbosacral spine. The(More)
We describe an adult patient with traumatic, nonunion of ulna sustained at 11 years of age who presented with wrist deformity. The possible pathogenesis, differential diagnoses and its successful management are described. A 23-year- old right hand dominant male presented with a progressive wrist deformity of his right upper limb. At 11 years of age, he(More)
STUDY DESIGN Non-concurrent prospective study. PURPOSE To determine the functional outcome after open 'fragment' discectomy for recurrent lumbar disc herniation, and to analyze the factors that may affect the outcome. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Literature search revealed only four studies where the factors affecting the outcome of a revision surgery for(More)
Posterior spinal surgical approach to achieve a retropleural/ retroperitoneal corpectomy with circumferential spinal cord decompression following subtotal vertebrectomy, posterior instrumentation and interbody spacer placement under compression as well as kyphosis correction with spinal column shortening. Infective, traumatic or neoplastic lesions of the(More)