Stanley Hoppenfeld

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STUDY DESIGN The association of capping and fusion of the iliac apophysis, and closure of the proximal humerus and rib epiphyseal growth plates to the end of spinal growth, was evaluated in a cohort of patients with juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. OBJECTIVES To determine the association of closure of the proximal rib epiphysis growth plate,(More)
L4-L5 herniated discs documented by myelogram were removed percutaneously from 50 patients, under local anesthesia and X-ray control, and the patients were followed for ten years. Forty-three patients (86%) had relief of sciatica and sensory deficit. However, only one out of eight patients who had had motor neurological deficit had return of normal power(More)
Eighty-four patients were objectively evaluated with a weight-bearing pattern analyzer to determine whether spine deformity has an effect on the amount of weight borne on the right versus left foot and on the fore versus the hind foot. Patients with idiopathic scoliosis treated with bracing and surgery and patients with Scheuermann's kyphosis treated with(More)
Fifty consecutive cases of surgical instrumentation and fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were prospectively studied to test the hypothesis that the use of predonated autologous blood combined with judicious perioperative blood salvage could decrease the amount of homologous blood needed. All cases had posterior instrumentation and fusion. Nineteen(More)
Patients in cervical traction for the treatment of cervical spine syndromes frequently complain that the traction makes them worse. It is possible that such patients may be suffering from TMJ symptoms. The physician treating a patient with cervical traction should consider prescribing an occlusal splint for patients without posterior teeth. The splint(More)