Terrence T. Kim

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OBJECT Athletes present with back pain as a common symptom. Various sports involve repetitive hyperextension of the spine along with axial loading and appear to predispose athletes to the spinal pathology spondylolysis. Many athletes with acute back pain require nonsurgical treatment methods; however, persistent recurrent back pain may indicate degenerative(More)
Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a rare tumor of the central nervous system. Primary spinal occurrence of this tumor is extremely uncommon and cases involving the intramedullary spinal cord are even more rare. The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical features, surgical strategies, outcome and pathology in a consecutive series of patients treated at(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective radiographic review. OBJECTIVE To determine whether clinical factors or common classification systems can predict the radiologic outcome of short-segment thoracolumbar fracture fixation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous reports have indicated that short-segment thoracolumbar fracture fixation might not be appropriate for(More)
OBJECT Robotics in the operating room has shown great use and versatility in multiple surgical fields. Robot-assisted spine surgery has gained significant favor over its relatively short existence, due to its intuitive promise of higher surgical accuracy and better outcomes with fewer complications. Here, the authors analyze the existing literature on this(More)
BACKGROUND It is agreed that missed compartment syndrome is associated with significant morbidity, but controversy regarding its diagnosis remains. To our knowledge, no one has analyzed the effect of individual surgeon variation on the diagnosis of compartment syndrome. METHODS We analyzed a consecutive cohort of patients with tibial shaft fractures at(More)
OBJECT Intraoperative CT image-guided navigation (IGN) has been increasingly incorporated into minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS). The vast improvement in image resolution and virtual real-time images with CT-IGN has proven superiority over traditional fluoroscopic techniques. The authors describe their perioperative MIS technique using the O-arm with(More)
OBJECTIVE Three protease-activated receptor (PAR1, 3, and 4) isoforms have been shown to be responsible for the cellular effects of thrombin; another PAR isoform (PAR2) is responsible for the cellular effects of trypsin. The present studies sought to test the hypothesis that one (or more) of these PAR isoforms is expressed in myometrial tissue, thereby(More)
OBJECT Traditionally, instrumentation of thoracic pedicles has been more difficult because of their relatively smaller size. Thoracic pedicles are at risk for violation during surgical instrumentation, as is commonly seen in patients with scoliosis and in women. The laterally based "in-out-in" approach, which technically results in a lateral breach, is(More)
OBJECT Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has evolved for treatment of a variety of spinal disorders. Early incorporation with image-guided surgery (IGS) was challenged due to reproducibility and adaptability, limiting the procedure's acceptance. In the present study, the authors report their experience with second-generation IGS and VATS(More)
Introduction. Operative treatment of lumbar spine compression fractures includes fusion and/or cement augmentation. Our aim was to evaluate postoperative differences in patients treated surgically with fusion, vertebroplasty, or kyphoplasty. Methods. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database search for adult vertebral compression fracture patients treated(More)