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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of prospective data of all patients undergoing extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) for degenerative disease of the lumbar and thoracic spine. OBJECTIVES To compare between obese and nonobese patients, the incidence of early complications and predictive factors affecting complication rate. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective multicenter nonrandomized institutional review board-approved observational study of clinical and radiographic outcomes of the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) procedure in adult scoliosis. OBJECTIVE Perioperative measures from this longitudinal study were compiled to identify the short-term results and complications of the(More)
Trigger digits are uncommon in infants. We prospectively examined 1046 newborns to determine the congenital incidence of this condition. No trigger digits were identified among these children. This correlates by power calculation to an incidence of 0-3 trigger digits per 1000 live births. We then retrospectively reviewed the records of all children who had(More)
Eleven patients were prospectively treated with bilateral short-segment transpedicular instrumentation using the Posterior Segment Fixator (Ace Medical Co., Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.) construct combined with posterolateral fusion using autogenous iliac crest bone graft for the treatment of thoracolumbar vertebral fractures. All patients were evaluated(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective analysis of 600 extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) approach procedures for intraoperative and perioperative complications. OBJECTIVE To delineate and describe complications in a large, prospective series of minimally invasive lateral lumbar fusion procedures (XLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA While some small series of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with four cases of severe pelvic dislocation associated with difficult parturition. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PATIENTS Four patients, each with rupture of the symphysis pubis and sacroiliac joints during labor. All injuries were associated with significant initial pain and disability. All developed persistent(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review of prospectively collected data from 2 nonrandomized, nonconcurrent cohorts. OBJECTIVE Early results of 2 lumbar interbody fusion procedures-open posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and minimally invasive (extreme lateral interbody fusion [XLIF])-were compared in octogenarians to demonstrate the safety of each(More)
OBJECT because the psoas muscle, which contains nerves of the lumbar plexus, is traversed during the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) approach, appropriate nerve monitoring is needed to avoid nerve injury during surgery and prevent approach-related neural deficit. This study was performed to assess the effectiveness of dynamically evoked(More)
Significant spinal deformity is particularly common in nonambulatory patients with myelodysplasia. Progressive deformity may be caused by congenital anomalies, paralytic collapse, hip contractures, or spinal cord tethering. Existing or projected functional impairment should be the principle indication for treatment. Surgical treatment is complicated by poor(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the results of operative treatment of chronic Monteggia lesions (Bado type I or the equivalent) with anterior radiocapitellar dislocation in seven patients. The mean age at the time of the reconstruction was six years and nine months (range, eleven months to twelve years), and the mean time from the injury to the operation was(More)