Vijay H. D. Kamath

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STUDY DESIGN A comprehensive study of 21 lumbar scoliotic discs by in vivo serial post contrast diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), histopathological, and biochemical analysis. OBJECTIVE To investigate the in vivo effects of compressive and tensile mechanical stress on the lumbar discs with scoliotic disc as the biologic model. SUMMARY OF(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective observational study on the use of Iso-C 3-dimensional navigated surgery in treating 4 patients with spinal osteoid osteomas by a minimally invasive approach. OBJECTIVE To report on the efficacy of Iso-C 3-dimensional intraoperative spinal navigation in excising osteoid osteomas. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Curative treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND The association of intraspinal neural anomalies with scoliosis is known for more than six decades. However, there are no studies documenting the incidence of association of intraspinal anomalies in scoliotic patients in the Indian population. The guide lines to obtain an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to rule out neuro-axial abnormalities(More)
BACKGROUND Pedicle screw instrumentation of the deformed cervical and thoracic spine is challenging to even the most experienced surgeon and associated with increased incidence of screw misplacement. Iso-C3D based navigation has been reported to improve the accuracy of pedicle screw placement, however, there are very few studies assessing its efficacy in(More)
There is much variation in the choice, timing and duration of antimicrobial prophylaxis for preventing surgical site infections (SSI) but no guideline exists for scoliosis surgery. The aim of study was to compare the efficacy of two antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) protocols with cephazolin in preventing SSI in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). A(More)