Seyed Babak Kalantar

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BACKGROUND Cervical collars are applied to millions of trauma victims with the intent of protecting against secondary spine injuries. Adverse clinical outcomes during the management of trauma patients led to the hypothesis that extrication collars may be harmful in some cases. The literature provides indirect support for this observation. The purpose of(More)
Symptomatic isthmic spondylolisthesis is a common problem in the competitive athlete. Presence of this disorder is recognized easily with imaging studies, although a certain index of suspicion is necessary in the face of normal x-rays. Bone scan, CT scan, and MRI may all play a role in diagnosis. Management of this condition, on the other hand, can be more(More)
STUDY DESIGN Literature review. OBJECTIVE To assess (1) quality of life in patients with adult scoliosis who underwent nonoperative and/or surgical treatment, and (2) cost-effectiveness of different scoliosis treatment modalities. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Recently, there has been an interest in examining quality of life of patients undergoing(More)
Each sport presents with unique risk factors and different mechanisms of injury, and therefore extrapolation of the data from one sport to another makes comparison difficult. The current evidence exploring the relationship of athletes and degenerative changes of the cervical spine leaves much to be debated, and future prospective longitudinal studies will(More)
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