Composite PEEK/Carbon fiber implants can increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy in the management of spine tumors
The CFR-PEEK fixation system is comparable to standard titanium system in term of intraoperative complications, stability at weight bearing and at functional recovery. Thanks to radiolucency CFR-PEEK stabilization devices are more suitable in patients eligible for RT: the absence of image artifacts together with significantly less dose perturbation improve the treatment accuracy. Moreover the radiolucency is useful in the follow-up of patients thus allowing early detection of LR.
Lateral lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral pedicle screw fixation for the treatment of adjacent segment disease: a preliminary report
This pilot study suggests that patients who undergo LLIF with unilateral pedicle screw fixation for treatment of ASD may have significantly reduced pain and favorable radiographic results. Further investigation in techniques for treatment of ASD is warranted.
Utilization of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures throughout the United States over a recent decade: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample
Since the publication of two double-blind, prospective randomized controlled trials showed no benefit of vertebroplasty over a sham procedure, there has been a significant decrease in both kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures.
Morphometric anatomy of the lumbar sympathetic trunk with respect to the anterolateral approach to lumbar interbody fusion: a cadaver study
Right anterior to psoas approach. The lumbar sympathetic trunk has been approached from the right, for experimental purposes. Cranially, the great vessel space has been dissected out, and the inferior vena cava is being retracted caudally. The right lumbar sympathetic trunk can be seen anterior to the segmental lumbar artery, but posterior to the segmental lumbar vein.
AOSpine invites you to the 7th Annual Global Spine Congress (GSC), which will take place in Singapore from 2-5 May, 2018.
The GSC - the only truly International Spine Congress of its kind - is one of the biggest gatherings for thousands of spine surgeons from all over the world. The congress provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow spine professionals, and to learn about the latest research, techniques, and technologies in spine surgery.
Welcome to Journal of Spine Surgery (JSS), an Open-Access journal devoted to exploring many contemporary issues affecting spine surgery, patient care and the basic sciences that form the foundation of surgical management. The Journal of Spine Surgery is intended to be an international spine journal with an Australasian platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences, new findings and developments in the treatment and outcomes of spinal care.
Journal of Spine Surgery (JSS) is Now Indexed in PubMed Central
It is our pleasure to share a good news that the Journal of Spine Surgery (JSS) is now officially accepted for inclusion in PubMed Central (PMC), an extensive and important biomedical online journal repository, and all articles published in JSS will be searchable in PMC as soon as the indexation process is finished. Consequently, authors publishing in JSS will enjoy maximum exposure of their research.
Peter G. Passias, Alexandra Pyne, Samantha R. Horn, Gregory W. Poorman, Muhammad B. Janjua, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Cole A. Bortz, Frank A. Segreto, Nicholas J. Frangella, Matthew Y. Siow, Akhila Sure, Peter L. Zhou, John Y. Moon, Bassel G. Diebo, Shaleen N. Vira