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STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and radiographic result of the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) as an alternative new technique in degenerative and isthmic lower grade spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA TLIF is a new alternative surgical technique used for spinal fusion avoiding the(More)
A case of hydrofluoric acid (HF) burns of the eye is reported and a review is presented of our investigation into the mechanism of HF toxicity in ocular tissues. A number of therapeutic procedures that have been successful in the treatment of HF skin burns were studied in the rabbit for use in the eye. Immediate single irrigation with water, normal saline(More)
Adults with Stages I to III osteonecrosis of the femoral head present an overall therapeutic challenge. The objective of the current prospective study was to show the effectiveness of high-energy shock wave therapy in treatment of patients with Association Research Circulation Osseous Stage I to Stage III necrosis of the femoral head by assessing clinical(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical, rasterstereographic, and radiographic evaluation of spontaneous vertebral derotation of secondary curves in idiopathic scoliosis following selective anterior correction and fusion of the primary curve. OBJECTIVE To quantify spontaneous vertebral derotation in secondary curves after selective anterior correction with attention to(More)
The implantation of gentamicin loaded polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beats and other local antibiotic carriers is a common practice in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis as is the use of local jet lavage débridement. This article presents the case of a patient with chronic osteomyelitis of the tibia, who had no complication after débridement,(More)
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