Spinal neoplastic instability: biomechanics and current management options.

@article{Filis2014SpinalNI,
  title={Spinal neoplastic instability: biomechanics and current management options.},
  author={Andreas Filis and Kamran Aghayev and James J. Doulgeris and Sabrina A. Gonzalez-Blohm and Frank D. Vrionis},
  journal={Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={144-50}
}
BACKGROUND Often the spine is afflicted from primary or metastatic neoplastic disease, which can lead to instability. Instability can cause deformity, pain, and spinal cord compression and is an indication for surgery. Although overt instability is uniformly agreed upon, it is sometimes difficult for specialists to agree on subtle degrees of instability due to lack of objective criteria. METHODS In this article, treatment options and the spine instability neoplastic system are discussed and… CONTINUE READING

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