Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Trad Hospital Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
Spine Deform 2021 Sep 25. Epub 2021 Sep 25.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX, 75219, USA.
Purpose: Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) has historically been difficult to obtain in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. Transcranial motor-evoked potentials (TcMEPs) have been found to be safe and effective for other spinal deformity patients. Our objective was to determine the effectiveness of TcMEP monitoring in patients with CMT. Read More
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021 Sep 24. Epub 2021 Sep 24.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Research School CAPHRI, Maastricht University Medical Center, P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Study Design: A porcine cadaveric biomechanical study.Objective: To biomechanically evaluate a novel Cable Anchor System as semi-rigid junctional fixation technique for the prevention of proximal junctional failure after adult spinal deformity surgery and to make a comparison to alternative promising prophylactic techniques.Summary Of Background Data: The abrupt change of stiffness at the proximal end of a pedicle screw construct is a major risk factor for the development of proximal junctional failure after adult spinal deformity surgery. Read More
Foot Ankle Int 2021 Sep 22:10711007211035397. Epub 2021 Sep 22.
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey, United Kingdom.
Background: Advances in foot and ankle arthroscopy over the last 2 decades have allowed for subtalar joint arthrodesis to be performed arthroscopically. The potential advantages of the arthroscopic technique include higher fusion rates, lower complications, reduced perioperative morbidity, and accelerated rehabilitation. Arthroscopic arthrodesis may, however, not be appropriate in the setting of complex deformity correction or the need for other open procedures. Read More
HSS J 2021 Oct 8;17(3):317-325. Epub 2021 Jul 8.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA.
Pediatric spinal deformity involves a complex 3-dimensional (3D) deformity that increases the risk of pedicle screw placement due to the close proximity of neurovascular structures. To increase screw accuracy, improve patient safety, and minimize surgical complications, the placement of pedicle screws is evolving from freehand techniques to computer-assisted navigation and to the introduction of robotic-assisted placement. : The aim of this review was to review the current literature on the use of robotic navigation in pediatric spinal deformity surgery to provide both an error analysis of these techniques and to provide recommendations to ensure its safe application. Read More
Eur J Med Genet 2021 Sep 16:104342. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Department of Clinical Genetics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; Centre for Rare Diseases, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
Background: Proteoglycans (PGs) are complex macromolecules consisting of a core protein and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) side chains. PGs are important for the constitution and functioning of the connective tissue. The normal composition of the GAG side chains defines the nature of the PGs and a wide range of biological events. Read More