Young-baeg Kim

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Posterior cervical foraminotomy is an effective surgical technique for the treatment of radicular pain caused by foraminal stenosis or posterolateral herniated discs. The present study was performed to compare the clinical parameters and surgical outcomes of open foraminotomy/discectomy (OF/OFD) and tubular retractor assisted foraminotomy/discectomy(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review and multivariate analysis. OBJECTIVES Recurrent lumbar disc herniation (rLDH) is a repeated disc herniation at a previously operated disc level in patients who experienced a pain-free interval of at least 6 months after surgery. We investigated whether the preoperative radiologic biomechanical factors (disc height index(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To investigate and analyze the preoperative risk factors affecting subsidence after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) to reduce subsidence. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Subsidence after ACDF may be caused by various risk factors, although the related information is scarce. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between asymptomatic urinary tract infection (aUTI) and postoperative spine infection. METHODS A retrospective review was done in 355 women more than 65 years old who had undergone laminectomy and/or discectomy, and spinal fusion, between January 2004 and December 2008. Previously(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to compare 3 different surgical methods of single-level anterior cervical interbody fusion consisting of stand-alone cages (SCs), cages with plates (CPs), and anchored cages (ACs) (zero-profile). It focused on postoperative retention and motion stabilization. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Analgesic effect of lidocaine infusion on postoperative pain. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effect of lidocaine infusion on postoperative pain after lumbar microdiscectomy. STUDY DESIGN This study used a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. PATIENT SAMPLE(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the neuroprotective effect of anthocyanin, oxygen radical scavenger extracted from raspberries, after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. METHODS THE ANIMALS WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS : the vehicle-treated group (control group, n=20) received an oral administration of normal saline via stomach intubation immediately(More)
OBJECTIVE Balloon kyphoplasty can effectively relieve the symptomatic pain and correct the segmental deformity of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. While many articles have reported on the effectiveness of the procedure, there has not been any research on the factors affecting the deformity correction. Here, we evaluated both the relationship(More)
We report a case of pedicle screw loosening treated by modified transpedicular screw augmentation technique using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), which used the anchoring effect of hardened PMMA. A 56-year-old man who had an L3/4/5 fusion operation 3 years ago complained of continuous low back pain after this operation. The computerized tomography showed a(More)
A cervical radiculopathy is the most common symptom of cervical degenerative disease and its natural course is generally favorable. With a precise diagnosis using appropriate tools, the majority of patients will respond well to conservative treatment. Cervical radiculopathy with persistent radicular pain after conservative treatment and progressive or(More)