Wilco C. H. Jacobs

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The objective of this study was to evaluate which fusion technique provides the best clinical and radiological outcome for adult low-grade lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis, and to assess the overall clinical and radiological outcome of each fusion technique. A systematic review was performed. Medline, Embase, Current Contents, and Cochrane databases as well(More)
STUDY DESIGN A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE To determine which technique of anterior cervical interbody fusion (ACIF) gives the best outcome in patients with cervical degenerative disc disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The number of surgical techniques for decompression and ACIF as treatment for cervical degenerative(More)
To prevent patella infera in open wedge high tibial osteotomy, a new operation technique was developed. Instead of a proximal tibial tuberosity osteotomy, a distal osteotomy was performed and the tuberosity was fixed with one screw to the tibia. Initial experience in 17 patients was evaluated and compared with results of 20 patients with open wedge high(More)
STUDY QUESTION Is interspinous process device implantation more effective in the short term (eight weeks) than conventional surgical decompression for patients with intermittent neurogenic claudication due to lumbar spinal stenosis? SUMMARY ANSWER The use of interspinous implants did not result in a better outcome than conventional decompression, but the(More)
UNLABELLED Femoral component rotation from a total knee prosthesis can be determined by either a measured resection technique or a balanced gap technique. With the balanced gap implantation technique, femoral component rotation can vary freely within the restrictions produced by soft tissue structures. Because internal rotation might cause patella problems,(More)
BACKGROUND The functional and clinical results to support the choice whether or not to retain the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) during total knee arthroplasty have not been gathered and analysed so far. There are at least some trials showing no difference. OBJECTIVES To identify the difference in functional, clinical, and radiological outcome between(More)
Patella position can be measured on axial radiographs and many measurement techniques have been described in literature. The goal of this study was to evaluate the inter- and intraobserver reproducibility of measurement techniques available in the literature for patients with a knee prosthesis. Fifty axial patella radiographs from knee prostheses were used(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is a minimally invasive treatment for lumbar disc herniation, with Food and Drug Administration approval since 1991. However, no randomized trial comparing PLDD to conventional treatment has been performed. PURPOSE In this trial, we assessed the effectiveness of a strategy of PLDD as compared(More)
STUDY DESIGN Fifty-two patients with degenerative disc disease underwent single- or double-level anterior lumbar interbody fusion with SynCage and additional posterior fixation as treatment for degenerative disc disease and were prospectively followed for 4 years. OBJECTIVES To test the clinical performance of anterior lumbar interbody fusion with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We performed a systematic review and a survey in order to (1) evaluate the evidence for the impact of spine registries on the quality of spine care, and with that, on patient-related outcomes, and (2) evaluate the methodology used to organize, analyze, and report the "quality of spine care" from spine registries. METHODS To study(More)