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Comparison of Clinical and Radiological Results of Posterolateral Fusion and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of L4 Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
Study Design Multicenter analysis of two groups of patients surgically treated for degenerative L4 unstable spondylolisthesis. Purpose To compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes ofExpand
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Risk Factors for Delirium After Spine Surgery in Extremely Elderly Patients Aged 80 Years or Older and Review of the Literature: Japan Association of Spine Surgeons with Ambition Multicenter Study
Study Design: Retrospective database analysis. Objective: Spine surgeries in elderly patients have increased in recent years due to aging of society and recent advances in surgical techniques, andExpand
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Study of dural sac cross-sectional area in early and late phases after lumbar decompression surgery.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the early phase after lumbar decompression surgery sometimes reveals an absence in the expansion of the dural sac, regardless of theExpand
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Surgical outcomes of spinal fusion for osteoporotic thoracolumbar vertebral fractures in patients with Parkinson’s disease: what is the impact of Parkinson’s disease on surgical outcome?
BackgroundTo date, there have been little published data on surgical outcomes for patients with PD with thoracolumbar OVF. We conducted a retrospective multicenter study of registry data toExpand
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Osteoid osteoma presenting as thoracic scoliosis.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Osteoid osteoma of the thoracic spine is relatively uncommon and is often difficult to diagnose, especially when patients do not complain of pain. PURPOSE This study aims toExpand
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Determination of optimal screw number based on correction angle for main thoracic curve in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
BACKGROUND Reducing the number of screw insertions while maintaining good clinical outcomes can improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of scoliosis surgery. However, the optimal minimum numberExpand
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Are pedicle screw perforation rates influenced by distance from the reference frame in multilevel registration using a computed tomography-based navigation system in the setting of scoliosis?
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Pedicle screw fixation is commonly employed for the surgical correction of scoliosis but carries a risk of serious neurovascular or visceral structure events during screwExpand
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Mini Open Foraminotomy for Cervical Radiculopathy: A Comparison of Large Tubular and TrimLine Retractors
Study Design Retrospective chart review. Purpose A comparison of mini open foraminotomy (MOF) for cervical radiculopathy using either large tubular (LT) or TrimLine (TL) retractors. Overview ofExpand
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Optimal cervical screw insertion angle determined by means of computed tomography scans pre- and postoperatively.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Cervical pedicle screw (CPS) insertion is technically demanding and carries a risk of serious neurovascular complications when screws perforate. To avoid such serious risks, weExpand
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Screw perforation features in 129 consecutive patients performed computer-guided cervical pedicle screw insertion
Study designA cross-sectional study of the data retrospectively collected by chart review.ObjectivesThis study aimed to clarify screw perforation features in 129 consecutive patients treated withExpand
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