Spyridon Zacharatos

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVES.: To compare the results of the combined anterior-posterior surgery (Group A) with posterior "short-segment" transpedicular fixation (SSTF) (Group B) in mid-lumbar burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There are no comparative randomized clinical studies on the outcome following operative(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective controlled cohort study of 27 adult osteoporotic patients who underwent kyphoplasty for fresh osteoporotic spinal fractures. OBJECTIVES To define the evolution of vertebral bone mineral density (BMD) at kyphoplasty and adjacent levels along with sagittal spinal alignment to contribute to the etiology of adjacent vertebral(More)
This prospective longitudinal randomized clinical and radiological study compared the evolution of instrumented posterolateral lumbar and lumbosacral fusion using either coralline hydroxyapatite (CH), or iliac bone graft (IBG) or both in three comparable groups, A, B and C, which included 19, 18 and 20 patients, respectively, who suffered from symptomatic(More)
Bracing is the most effective non-operative treatment for mild progressive spinal deformities in adolescence but it has shown a considerable impact on several aspects of adolescents’ functioning. This cross-sectional study investigated the self-perceived health status of adolescents with the two most common deformities, treated with body orthosis.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome on patients with pyogenic spondylitis of the thoracolumbar spine following combined anterior and posterior surgery. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA Several methods of surgical treatment of pyogenic spondylitis have been reported. These include anterior approach, staged and simultaneous(More)
UNLABELLED There is a controversy regarding most effective operative method for treatment of pyogenic spondylitis and whether to use metallic implants on the site of infection. This retrospective study reports on the outcome of 17 patients with persistent cervical and lumbar pyogenic spondylitis who had one-stage combined surgery and fusion with use of a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study using logistic and multinomial logistic analysis. OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of backpack carrying on spinal profile shoulder and trunk. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No similar investigations. METHODS A randomly selected sample of 1263 students aged 12-18 years were asked for dorsal (DP) and low back pain(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To describe a new method to treat septic pseudarthrosis of the lumbar spine via a transcanal approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Septic pseudarthrosis of the spine after multiple unsuccessful anterior and posterior surgeries for vertebral fracture represents a challenge for spine surgeons. METHODS Septic(More)
Breast asymmetry was believed to be related to asymmetry of anterior chest wall blood supply and subsequently to aetiology of idiopathic thoracic scoliosis in female adolescents. Recent investigations on the anterior chest wall blood supply with Colour Doppler Ultrasonography (CDU) in such individuals did not show anatomical and hemodynamic abnormalities.(More)
This is a prospective, randomized study to compare the efficacy of two similar "long-segment" Texas Scottish Rite Hospital instrumentations with the use of hooks in the thoracic spine and pedicle screws versus laminar hook claw in the lumbar spine for thoracolumbar A3, B, and C injuries. Forty consecutive patients with such thoracolumbar fractures (T11-L1)(More)