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New Technologies in Spine: Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty for the Treatment of Painful Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
Study Design Literature review Objectives To describe new treatments for painful osteoporotic compression fractures in light of available scientific literature and clinical experience. Summary ofExpand
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Placement of pedicle screws in the thoracic spine. Part II: An anatomical and radiographic assessment.
We used computerized tomographic scans and subsequent dissections to evaluate the position of ninety pedicle screws that had been inserted bilaterally into the fourth through twelfth thoracicExpand
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Postoperative posterior spinal wound infections.
The incidence of postoperative spinal infections increases with the complexity of the procedure. Diskectomy is associated with less than a 1% risk of infection; spinal fusion without instrumentationExpand
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Strain, stress and stretch of peripheral nerve. Rabbit experiments in vitro and in vivo.
Mechanical stretching is known to cause morphologic and functional changes in peripheral nerve. The points at which these changes occur, however, are not clearly defined and reported data areExpand
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Architectural analysis and intraoperative measurements demonstrate the unique design of the multifidus muscle for lumbar spine stability.
BACKGROUND Muscular instability is an important risk factor for lumbar spine injury and chronic low-back pain. Although the lumbar multifidus muscle is considered an important paraspinal muscle, itsExpand
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Acute calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis. Clinical presentation and pathological characterization.
Acute calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis is an underrecognized cause of pain and stiffness in the neck associated with odynophagia and retropharyngeal soft-tissue swelling. We report on fiveExpand
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An in vitro mechanical and histological study of acute stretching on rabbit tibial nerve
Peripheral nerves are often mechanically stretched in association with trauma to extremities, resulting in varying degrees of impairment of nerve function. However, little is known about theExpand
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Morphometric Analysis of the Ventral Nerve Roots and Retroperitoneal Vessels With Respect to the Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach in Normal and Deformed Spines
Study Design. A morphometric analysis, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of the lumbar spine. Objective. To identify the anatomic position of the ventral root and the retroperitonealExpand
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Harvesting Autogenous Iliac Bone Grafts: A Review of Complications and Techniques
Autogenous bone grafts from the ilium are frequently harvested for purposes of bone union and/or stability. Although some donor site complications may be unavoidable, awareness of the anatomy andExpand
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Early failure of long segment anterior cervical plate fixation.
A retrospective, multicenter study was undertaken to evaluate the early postoperative failure rate of long segment anterior cervical fusion and plating to stabilize the cervical spine after a two- orExpand
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