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Current Issue (Volume 10)

Current Issue (Volume 10)

Clinical Experiences of Non-fusion Dynamic Stabilization Surgery for Adjacent Segmental Pathology after Lumbar Fusion

Soo Eon Lee, MD,1 Tae-Ahn Jahng, MD, PhD,2,3 Hyun-Jib Kim, MD, PhD2

1Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, 2Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Korea, 3Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

The effect of July admission on inpatient morbidity and mortality after adult spinal deformity surgery

 Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, MD,1 Peter G. Passias, MD,2 Frank J. Schwab, MD,3 Virginie Lafage, Ph.D,3 Daniel M. Sciubba, MD1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2Division of Spinal Surgery, NYU Medical Center-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York City, New York, 3Spine Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, New York

Infection after anterior spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis using the Cotrel-Dubousset-Hopf system: A clinical case series of three patients

Jaap J. Tolk, MD,1 Paul C. Willems, MD, PhD,2 Ilona M. Punt, PhD,2 Lodewijk W. van Rhijn, MD, PhD,2 André van Ooij, MD, PhD3

1Máxima Medical Centre, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 3VieCuri Medical Centre, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Venlo, the Netherlands

Long Term Societal Costs of Anterior Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) versus Cervical Disc Arthroplasty (CDA) for Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy

Ahmer Ghori, MD,1 Joseph F. Konopka, MD, MSc,1 Heeren Makanji, MD,1 Thomas D. Cha, MD, MBA,2 Christopher M. Bono, MD3

1Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA, 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 3Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Clinical & Anatomical Features and Pathological Conditions of Surgically Treated Adult Patients with Occipitalization of the Atlas

Yasunori Tatara, MD,1 Takachika Shimizu, MD,2 Keisuke Fueki, MD,2 Masatake Ino, MD,2 Naofumi Toda, MD,2 Tetsu Tanouchi, MD,2 Nodoka Manabe, MD2

1Yokohama Minami Kyosai Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 2Gunma Spine Center, Harunaso Hospital, Takasaki, Japan

Finite Element Analysis of Sacroiliac Joint Fixation under Compression Loads

Claire Bruna-Rosso, MASc,1,2 Pierre-Jean Arnoux, PhD,2,3 Rohan-Jean Bianco, PhD,1,2,3,4 Yves Godio-Raboutet, MEng2,3 Léo Fradet, PhD,1,2,3 Carl-Éric Aubin PEng, PhD1,2,4

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, Montreal, Canada, 2iLab - Spine International Laboratory - Spine Imaging and Biomechanics, 3Laboratoire de Biomécanique Appliquée, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France, 4Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, Montreal, Canada

Analysis of Postoperative Thoracolumbar Spine Infections in a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Using the Centers for Disease Control Surgical Site Infection Criteria

Shearwood McClelland III, MD,1 Richelle C. Takemoto, MD,1 Baron S. Lonner, MD,2 Tate M. Andres, BS,1 Justin J. Park, MD,1 Pedro A. Ricart-Hoffiz, MD,1 John A. Bendo, MD,1 Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD,1 Jeffrey M. Spivak, MD,1 Thomas J. Errico, MD1

1Division of Spine Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, 2Department of Orthopaedics, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

Does Level of Response to SI Joint Block Predict Response to SI Joint Fusion?

David Polly, MD,1 Daniel Cher, MD,2 Peter G. Whang, MD,3 Clay Frank, MD,4 and Jonathan Sembrano, MD5 for the INSITE Study Group

1Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2SI-BONE, Inc., San Jose, CA 3Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT 4Integrated Spine Care, Wauwatosa, WI 5Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN  

Variability in Flexion Extension Radiographs of the Lumbar Spine: A Comparison of Uncontrolled and Controlled Bending

Boyle Cheng, Ph.D.,1 Anthony E. Castellvi, MD,2 Reginald J. Davis, MD,3 David C. Lee, MD,4 Morgan P. Lorio, MD,5 Richard E. Prostko, MD,6 Chip Wade, Ph.D.6

1Department of Neurosurgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Florida Orthopedic Institute, Tampa, FL, 3Department of Neurosurgery, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 4Southern Neurologic and Spinal Institute, Hattiesburg MS, 5Neuro-Spine Solutions, Bristol, TN, 6Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for cervical spine metastases: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, MD,1,2 Mario Benvenutti-Regato, MD,1,2,3 Enrique Caro-Osorio, MD 1,2

1Tecnológico de Monterrey, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monterrey, México, 2Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Hospital Zambrano Hellion Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México 3Department of Neurosurgery, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México

Evaluation of Decompression and Interlaminar Stabilization Compared with Decompression and Fusion for the Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: 5-year Follow-up of a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Michael J. Musacchio, MD,1 Carl Lauryssen, MD,2 Reginald J. Davis, MD,3 Hyun W. Bae, MD,4 John H. Peloza, MD,5 Richard D. Guyer, MD,6 Jack E. Zigler, MD,6 Donna D. Ohnmeiss, DrMed,7 Scott Leary, MD8

1Department of Neurosurgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, 2 NeuroTexas, Austin, TX, 3Laser Spine Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 4The Spine Institute, Santa Monica, CA, 5Texas Back Institute, Frisco, TX, 6Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX, 7Texas Back Institute Research Foundation, Plano, TX, 8Senta Clinic, San Diego, CA

Prospective, Randomized Comparison of One-level Mobi-C Cervical Total Disc Replacement vs. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Results at 5-year Follow-up

Michael S. Hisey, MD,1 Jack E. Zigler, MD,2 Robert Jackson, MD,3 Pierce D. Nunley, MD,4 Hyun W. Bae, MD,5 Kee D. Kim, MD,6 Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Dr.Med.7

1Texas Back Institute, Denton, Texas, 2Texas Back Institute, Plano, Texas, 3Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, California, 4Spine Institute of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, 5Cedars Sinai Spine Center, Los Angeles, California, 6Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California, 7Texas Back Institute Research Foundation, Plano, Texas

Observational Study of Depression in Patients Undergoing Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: Evidence of a Correlation between Pain Relief and Resolution of Depression

Matthew F. Gornet, MD,1 Anne G. Copay, PhD,2 Francine W. Schranck, BSN,2 Branko Kopjar, MD, MS, PhD3

1The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, St Louis, MO, 2SPIRITT Research, St. Louis, MO, 3Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Triangular Titanium Implants for Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: 2-Year Follow-Up from a Prospective Multicenter Trial

Bradley S. Duhon, MD,Fabien Bitan, MD,Harry Lockstadt, MD,Don Kovalsky, MD,Daniel Cher, MD,Travis Hillen, MD,on behalf of the SIFI Study Group.

1University of Colorado Dept. of Neurosurgery, Aurora, CO, 2Manhattan Orthopedic Spine, New York, NY, 3Bluegrass Orthopaedics & Hand Care, Lexington, KY, 4Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois, Mt Vernon, IL, 5SI-BONE, Inc.  San Jose, CA, 6Washington University School of Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Degeneration with the VariLift-L Interbody Fusion System: Retrospective Review of 470 Cases

Warren F. Neely, MD,1 Frank Fichtel, MD,1 Diana Cardenas del Monaco, PhD,2 Jon E. Block, PhD3

1Kingman, Neely, & Fichtel MDs, San Antonio, TX, 2Texas Neurosciences Institute, San Antonio, TX, 3Jon Block, PhD, San Francisco, CA

Impact of a Bundled Payment System on Resource Utilization During Spine Surgery

James M. Mok, MD,1 Maximilian Martinez, MS,2 Harvey E. Smith, MD,3 Daniel M. Sciubba, MD,4 Peter G. Passias, MD,5 Andrew Schoenfeld, MD, MSc,6 Robert E. Isaacs, MD,7 Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD,8 Kris E. Radcliff, MD,9 Association for Collaborative Spine Research Investigators

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 4Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 5Division of Spinal Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, Westbury, NY, 6Department of Orthopedics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 7Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University, Durham, NC 8Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 9Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

A Comparison of Open and Percutaneous Techniques in the Operative Fixation of Spinal Fractures Associated with Ankylosing Spinal Disorders

Cara L. Sedney, MD, MA,1 Scott D. Daffner, MD,2 Abimbola Obafemi-Afolabi, MD,3 Daniel Gelb, MD,3 Steven Ludwig, MD,3 Sanford E. Emery, MD, MBA,2John C. France, MD2

1 Department of Neurosurgery; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2 Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 3Department of Orthopaedics; University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty with Prestige LP Disc Versus Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Seven-Year Outcomes

Matthew F. Gornet, MD,1 J. Kenneth Burkus, MD,2 Mark E. Shaffrey, MD,3 Hui Nian, PhD,4 Frank E. Harrell, Jr. PhD4

1The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, 2Wilderness Spine Services, The Hughston Clinic, Columbus, Georgia, 3Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 4Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics, Nashville, Tennessee

Pre-Operative Autologous Blood Donation Does Not Affect Pre-Incision Hematocrit in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients. A Retrospective Cohort of a Prospective Randomized Trial

Anthony J. Boniello, MD,1,2 Kushagra Verma, MS, MD,1,3 Austin Peters, MD,1 Baron S. Lonner, MD,4 Thomas Errico, MD1

1Division of Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Drexel College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York

Sagittal Balance Correction in Lateral Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Scoliosis

Daniel J. Blizzard, MD, MHS,Michael A. Gallizzi, MD, MS,Charles Sheets, PT,Benjamin T. Smith, DO,Robert E. Isaacs, MD,Megan Eure, MS,Christopher R. Brown, MD1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA, 2Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Two-Year Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial of Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion vs. Non-Surgical Management for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

David W. Polly, MD,1 John Swofford, MD,2 Peter G. Whang, MD,3 Clay J. Frank, MD,4 John A. Glaser, MD,5 Robert P. Limoni, MD,6 Daniel J. Cher, MD,7 Kathryn D. Wine, MPH,7 Jonathan N. Sembrano, MD,8 and the INSITE Study Group.

1Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2Indiana Interventional Pain, Indiana Surgery Center East, Indianapolis, IN 3Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT 4Integrated Spine Care, Wauwatosa, WI 5Medical University of South Carolina,  Charleston, SC 6Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center,  Green Bay, WI 7SI-BONE, Inc., San Jose, CA 8Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bone substitutes and expanders in Spine Surgery: A review of their fusion efficacies

Abhijeet Kadam, MD,1 Paul W Millhouse, MD,2 Christopher K Kepler, MD, MBA,2 Kris E. Radcliff, MD,2 Michael G. Fehlings MD, PhD, FRCSC,3 Michael E. Janssen, DO,4 Rick C. Sasso, MD,5 James J. Benedict, PhD, MD,6 Alexander R Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA2

1Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA 2Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 3Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 4Center for Spine & Orthopaedics, Denver, CO, 5Indiana Spine Group, Indianapolis, IN, 6Cerapedics, Westminster, CO

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cervical Spine Under-Represents Sagittal Plane Deformity in Degenerative Myelopathy Patients

Douglas S. Weinberg, MD,1 Arunit J. Chugh, MD,2 Jeremy J. Gebhart, MD,1 Jason D. Eubanks, MD1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2Department of Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Outcomes of Demineralized Bone Matrix Enriched with Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate in Lumbar Fusion

Remi M. Ajiboye MD,1 Mark A. Eckardt BA,1 Jason T. Hamamoto BS,1 Benjamin Plotkin MD,1 Michael D. Daubs MD,2 Jeffrey C. Wang MD3

1UCLA Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Santa Monica, CA  2University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,  Las Vegas, NV 3Keck Medicine of USC, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,  Los Angeles, CA

Reliability of the Planned Pedicle Screw Trajectory versus the Actual Pedicle Screw Trajectory using Intra-operative 3D CT and Image Guidance

Catherine A. Miller, MD,1 Charles G. Ledonio, MD, Matthew A. Hunt, MD,1 Farhan Siddiq, MD,3 David W. Polly Jr, MD2

1University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery, Minneapolis, MN, 2University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedics, Minneapolis, MN, 3Jefferson University Department of Neurosurgery, St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA