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Use of a quantitative pedicle screw accuracy system to assess new technology: Initial studies on O-arm navigation and its effect on the learning curve of percutaneous pedicle screw insertion

Joseph A. Sclafani, MD,1 Gilad J. Regev, MD,2 Jonathan Webb, MD,1 Steven R. Garfin, MD,1 Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD1,3

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego, CA 2Spine Surgery Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel 3Spine Institute of San Diego, Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA

Volume 5 Issue 3

Three-dimensional assessment of the intervertebral kinematics after Mobi-C total disc replacement at the cervical spine in vivo using the EOS stereoradiography system

 Marc-Antoine Rousseau, MD, PhD,1,2 Sébastien Laporte, PhD,1 Thierry Dufour, MD,3 Jean-Paul Steib, MD, PhD,4 Jean-Yves Lazennec, MD, PhD,2 Wafa Skalli, PhD1

1Biomechanics Lab, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), unités mixtes de recherche (UMR) 8005, Paris, France 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hôpital Pitié Salpétrière Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Paris, France 3Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital La Source, Orléans, France 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Franc

Volume 5 Issue 3

Vertebral augmentation treatment of painful osteoporotic compression fractures with the Kiva VCF Treatment System

Luis M. Rosales Olivarez, MD,1 Juan M. Dipp, MD,2 Ricardo Flores Escamilla, MD,3 Guillermo Bajares, MD,4 Alejandro Perez, MD,4 Harrison A. Stubbs, PhD,5 Jon E. Block, PhD5
1Division de Cirugia Especial-Columna Vertebral, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion/Ortopedia, Mexico City, Mexico 2Hospital del Prado, Tijuana, Mexico 3Hospital Almater, Mexicali, Mexico 4Instituto de Columna Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela 5The Jon Block Group, San Francisco, CA

Volume 5 Issue 4

Preclinical and clinical experience with a viscoelastic total disc replacement

Burkhard Rischke, MD, PhD,1 Raymond S. Ross, MD,2 Boris A. Jollenbeck, MD,3 Kari B. Zimmers, BS,4 Neal D. Defibaugh, BS4
1Center of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, Zurich, Switzerland 2Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK 3Magdeburg Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany 4AxioMed Spine Corporation, Garfield Heights, OH

Volume 5 Issue 4

Effects of preoperative education on spinal surgery patients

Ioannis Papanastassiou, MD,1 Roberta Anderson, RNC, ONC,2 Nicole Barber, RN, BSN,2 Cathleen Conover, RN, BSN,2 Antonio E. Castellvi, MD1
1Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL 2University Community Hospital, Carrollwood, Tampa, FL

Volume 5 Issue 4

An attempt at clinically defining and assessing minimally invasive surgery compared with traditional “open” spinal surgery

Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA,1,2 Steven R. Garfin, MD,3 W. Blake Rodgers, MD,4 R. Todd Allen, MD,3 Frank Phillips, MD,5 Choll Kim, MD6
1Department of Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph's Hospital, Baltimore, MD 2Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego, CA 4Spine Midwest, Inc., Jefferson City, MO 5Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 6Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spine Institute of San Diego, Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, San Diego, CA

Volume 5 Issue 4


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