2,136 results match your criteria Cervical Disc Injuries

Ligamentum Flavum Buckling vs Hypertrophy in Cervical Myelopathy Using Dynamic Imaging: Are Instability and Loss of Disc Height the Culprits?

Int J Spine Surg 2022 Apr;16(2):300-308

Department of Spine Service, Indian Spinal Injuries Center, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India.

Background: The literature has not distinguished between LF "hypertrophy" and "buckling" when addressing cervical spondylotic myelopathy. The identification of buckling on dynamic magnetic resonance imaging can determine the levels for decompression more accurately and modify the surgical plan accordingly. No studies have been performed in the cervical spine to analyze the factors affecting LF buckling. Read More

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Examining the protective role of the posterior elements of the spine against endplate fractures in a porcine model.

Eur Spine J 2022 Jun 4;31(6):1501-1507. Epub 2022 Apr 4.

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Previous studies have shown that the posterior elements/facet joints provide strength to the overall functional spine unit (FSU) by taking 3-25% of vertical compressive load off the intervertebral disc (IVD). However, little is known regarding whether this offloading has a protective effect against endplate fracture. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate if the posterior elements provide a protective role to the endplate in porcine cervical spines under fracture-inducing conditions. Read More

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Impact of 2 different posterior screw fixation techniques on primary stability in a cervical translational injury model: A biomechanical evaluation.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Feb;101(7):e28866

Department of Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Asklepios Hospital Lich, Lich, Germany.

Background: In case of injuries to the subaxial cervical spine, especially in osteoporotic bone, the question of the most stable operative technique arises. There are several techniques of screw fixation available regarding dorsal stabilization. This study investigates 2 techniques (lateral mass screws (LMS) vs cervical pedicle screws (CPS)) in the subaxial cervical spine regarding primary stability in a biomechanical testing using a translational injury model. Read More

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February 2022

The Value of DTI Parameters in Predicting Postoperative Spinal Cord Function Fluctuations in Patients with High Cervical Disc Tumors.

Lin Wang

Comput Math Methods Med 2022 19;2022:4957275. Epub 2022 Mar 19.

Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of USTC, Division of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230036, China.

Objective: To explore the characteristics of magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters in patients with high cervical spinal myeloma and the evaluation of postoperative spinal cord function.

Methods: In recent years, 42 patients with high cervical spine myeloma were selected as the observation group, and 42 healthy volunteers were selected as the control group during the same period. The apparent dispersion coefficient (ADC), the fractional anisotropy (FA), the number of fiber bundles (FT), and the fiber bundle ratio (FTR) were compared between the two groups. Read More

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Dural Injury Treatment with a Full-Endoscopic Transforaminal Approach: A Case Report and Description of Surgical Technique.

Case Rep Orthop 2022 15;2022:6570589. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Clínica Atualli Spine Care-São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: The objective of this study was to describe a surgical technique that uses transforaminal full-endoscopic access, which is different from the existing protocol, and to demonstrate another method of dural tear repair during endoscopic spine surgery.

Background: Endoscopic spine surgery was initially described for lumbar disc pathologies. Technical advances and new materials have made it possible to treat cervical and thoracic spinal degenerative disorders. Read More

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Acromioclavicular joint instability on cross-body adduction view: the biomechanical effect of acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments sectioning.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Mar 23;23(1):279. Epub 2022 Mar 23.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijoutyou, Kashihara City, Nara, 634-5821, Japan.

Background: The acromioclavicular (AC) and coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments are important stabilizers of the AC joint. We hypothesized that AC and trapezoid ligament injuries induce AC joint instability and that the clavicle can override the acromion on cross-body adduction view even in the absence of conoid ligament injury. Accordingly, we investigated how sectioning the AC and CC ligaments contribute to AC joint instability in the cross-body adduction position. Read More

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High Volume PRP Therapy.

Piotr Godek

Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2022 Feb;24(1):43-60

Sutherland Medical Center, Warszawa, Polska / Sutherland Medical Center, Warsaw, Poland.

Background: The PRP method is widely used to support healing and regeneration in musculoskeletal and aesthetic medicine. The current literature, however, brings contradictory reports as to its effectiveness, which, at least in part, should be attributed to the diversity of methods for producing the concentrate, including the use of various volumes of whole blood, single vs double centrifugation vs filtration, use of thrombin vs calcium chloride to activate the process, and, finally, the use of an anticoagulant. The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of high-volume PRP therapy with the Angel® system (Arthrex) in our patients. Read More

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February 2022

Brown-Sequard syndrome after manual manipulation of the cervical spine: case report.

Spinal Cord Ser Cases 2022 03 15;8(1):32. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Introduction: Spinal cord injury after manual manipulation of the cervical spine is rare and has never been described resulting from a patient performing a manual manipulation on their own cervical spine. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first well-documented case of this association.

Case Presentation: A healthy 29-year-old man developed Brown-Sequard syndrome immediately after performing a manipulation on his own cervical spine. Read More

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Delayed Treatment of Traumatic Cervical Dislocation: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Case Rep Orthop 2022 2;2022:7756484. Epub 2022 Mar 2.

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Department, Les Cliniques du Sud-Luxembourg-Vivalia, Arlon, Belgium.

Neglected unreduced cervical dislocation is very uncommon. In our case (a lady who stayed asymptomatic for 13 months before development of cervicobrachialgia), the anterior reduction/arthrodesis was easy, and we did not find any benefit from an additional posterior procedure thanks to a congenital block between C7 and T1 vertebral bodies. This point is nevertheless a matter of debate. Read More

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Prospective, population-based study of occupational movements and postures of the neck as risk factors for cervical disc herniation.

BMJ Open 2022 02 28;12(2):e053999. Epub 2022 Feb 28.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Kobenhavn, Denmark.

Objective: We studied the associations between objectively measured occupational neck exposures in a job exposure matrix (JEM) and cervical disc herniation (CDH).

Design: A cohort study of Danish workers who ever held at least one of 29 jobs (eg, dentists, hairdressers, childcare, carpenters) from 1981 to 2016 was formed. Representative whole work-day inclinometric measurements from previous studies using triaxial accelerometers measuring neck angular velocity and posture of the neck were used as exposure in a JEM. Read More

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February 2022

Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair: Usefulness of Intrathecal Fluorescein for Correct Topographic Identification of the Skull Base Defects.

World Neurosurg 2022 Apr 6;160:e267-e277. Epub 2022 Jan 6.

IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy; Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics (DISC), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. Electronic address:

Background: In the management of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, the identification of the exact discharge spot is paramount. This process can represent a challenge for the radiologist and the surgeon. In the present study, we analyzed a series of patients affected by endonasal CSF leak who underwent endoscopic surgical reconstruction aided by the use of ITF. Read More

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cervical Spine: Frequency of Abnormal Findings with Relation to Age.

Medicines (Basel) 2021 Dec 14;8(12). Epub 2021 Dec 14.

Department of Radiology, King Fahad Hospital, Albaha 65515, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Patients with neck pain are frequently encountered in cervical spine (C-spine) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) practice. However, the exact distribution and prevalence of cervical abnormalities are not known.

Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between age, gender, and prevalence of abnormal cervical MRI findings. Read More

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December 2021

Does Cigarette Smoking Affect Cervical Laminoplasty Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes?

Clin Spine Surg 2022 06 15;35(5):E473-E477. Epub 2021 Dec 15.

Columbia University Medical Center, Spine Division, Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Study Design: Retrospective review.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate if smokers have both poorer early clinical and radiologic outcomes in cervical laminoplasty when compared with nonsmokers.

Summary Of Background Data: Cigarette smoking had been reported to increase rates of pseudoarthrosis following spinal instrumentation with fusion. Read More

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Subclinical Hypoventilation in Dogs Undergoing Ventral Slot Decompressive Surgery for Cervical Myelopathy Due to Intervertebral Disc Herniation.

Front Vet Sci 2021 4;8:777052. Epub 2021 Nov 4.

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States.

The objective of this prospective cohort study was to document the occurrence of post-operative hypoventilation in dogs undergoing decompressive ventral slot or hemilaminectomy for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH). Twenty dogs undergoing ventral slot surgery and 20 dogs undergoing hemilaminectomy surgery for the treatment of IVDH that presented to XX between 2017 and 2020 were enrolled. Dogs were anesthetized using a standard protocol. Read More

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November 2021

Correlation Study Between Clinical Special Tests for Myelopathy and Static MRI Parameters in Patients of Malaysian Population Treated for Cervical Dysfunction.

Cureus 2021 Oct 16;13(10):e18826. Epub 2021 Oct 16.

Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan, MYS.

Introduction: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remains the imaging modality of choice, but its findings are not completely specific for clinically significant CSM. This cross-sectional study aims to determine the pathoanatomy of CSM in patients and analyze the correlations between clinical key symptoms, myelopathic signs, and MRI findings. Read More

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October 2021

Two-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion versus Hybrid Total Disc Replacement for Bilevel Pathology with Cervical Radiculopathy/Myelopathy: A Comparative Study with a Minimum 2-Year Follow-up in an Indian Population.

Asian Spine J 2021 Nov 18. Epub 2021 Nov 18.

Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi, India.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Purpose: To study the outcomes of two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (2L-ACDF) versus hybrid total disc replacement (H-TDR) for cervical myeloradiculopathy.

Overview Of Literature: For bilevel disc issues of the cervical spine, 2L-ACDF has been a historical tool with numerous implants used at different time frames. Read More

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November 2021

Is only Anterior Stabilization Enough in Three-Column Injury of Subaxial Cervical Spine? - A Long-Term Retrospective Analysis of 78 Patients.

Asian J Neurosurg 2021 Jul-Sep;16(3):512-517. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Orthopaedics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Study Design: This was a retrospective study.

Purpose: The purpose was to retrospectively evaluate long-term outcome of anterior stabilization in three-column injury of the subaxial cervical spine.

Overview Of Literature: Literature shows varied results regarding the approach to be chosen. Read More

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September 2021

[Three-dimensional finite element analysis of traumatic mechanism of mandibular symphyseal fracture combined with bilateral intracapsular condylar fractures].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Oct;53(5):983-989

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology & National Center of Stomatology & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & National Engineering Laboratory for Digital and Material Technology of Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China.

Objective: To analyze the biomechanical mechanism of mandibular symphyseal fracture combined with bilateral intracapsular condylar fractures using finite element analysis (FEA).

Methods: Maxillofacial CT scans and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) MRI were performed on a young male with normal mandible, no wisdom teeth and no history of TMJ diseases. The three-dimensional finite element model of mandible was established by Mimics and ANSYS based on the CT and MRI data. Read More

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October 2021

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Discectomy: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2021 11;21(6):E536

Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Minimally invasive posterior cervical microdiscectomy is an appropriate surgical approach for patients with foraminal stenosis from herniated disc with radicular symptoms that is not responsive to conservative management. While anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or arthroplasty is increasingly utilized to treat herniated disc, a posterior approach eliminates the risk of potential approach related injuries to the esophagus, carotid artery, or recurrent laryngeal nerve. Additional benefits of posterior decompression include avoidance of instrumentation, which represents an increased healthcare cost, as well as potential long-term risks of adjacent-level pathologies or device failures. Read More

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November 2021

Epidemiology of Spine Injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Wrestling Athletes.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Sep 2;9(9):23259671211032007. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Background: Spine injuries are common in collegiate wrestlers and can lead to reinjury, persistent pain, and time lost from participation.

Purpose: To describe the epidemiology of spine injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) wrestlers between academic years 2009 to 2010 and 2013 to 2014.

Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study. Read More

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September 2021

Epidemiological study of cervical cord compression and its clinical symptoms in community-dwelling residents.

PLoS One 2021 27;16(8):e0256732. Epub 2021 Aug 27.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan.

Background: Degenerative compressive myelopathy (DCM) is caused by cervical cord compression. The relationship between the magnitude and clinical findings of cervical cord compression has been described in the literature, but the details remain unclear. This study aimed to clarify the relationship between the magnitude and clinical symptoms of cervical cord compression in community-dwelling residents. Read More

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December 2021

Association of Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder With Cervical Spine Disorders and Related Neurological Complications.

JAMA Neurol 2021 10;78(10):1205-1211

Centre for Psychiatry Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, & Stockholm Health Care Services, Region Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

Importance: Severe forms of Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorder (TS/CTD) may involve repeated head jerking. Isolated case reports have described a spectrum of severe neck disorders in individuals with TS/CTD. However, the nature and prevalence of cervical spine disorders in TS/CTD are unknown. Read More

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October 2021

Classification of unilateral cervical locked facet with or without lateral mass-facet fractures and a retrospective observational study of 55 cases.

Sci Rep 2021 08 16;11(1):16615. Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Department of Orthopaedics, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, No. 25 Taiping Street, Luzhou City, 646000, China.

This study describes a morphology-based unilateral cervical facet interlocking classification in an attempt to clarify the injury mechanism, instability, neurological deficits, radiological features, and determine optimum management strategies for these injuries. A total of 55 patients with unilateral cervical locked facet (UCLF) involving C3 to C7 were identified between January 1, 2012 and December 1, 2019. The injuries were classified into three types, and they were further divided into six subtypes using three-dimensional computed tomography. Read More

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Association between Condylar Bone Density and Disk Displacement in the Temporomandibular Joint.

J Clin Densitom 2022 Apr-Jun;25(2):215-222. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of Orthodontics and Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address:

Measuring bone density (BD) is a common method of determining bone quality; however, the relationship between condylar BD and the occurrence of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders has not been investigated. To address this knowledge gap, we aimed to investigate condylar BD in terms of TMJ disk displacement (TMJ DD) using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We classified TMJ MRI results according to the position of the disk: normal disk position (Normal), anterior disk displacement with reduction (ADDR), and anterior disk displacement without reduction (ADDNR). Read More

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Association of neurologic signs with high-field MRI findings in 100 dogs with osseous-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2021 Nov 9;62(6):678-686. Epub 2021 Aug 9.

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Although osseous-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (OA-CSM) findings have been well described using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), there are no large-scale published studies on the associations between dog size, age, high-field MRI and neurologic findings. Using a retrospective, observational study design, we aimed to investigate an association between neurologic and high-field MRI characteristics in OA-CSM. Records were reviewed for dogs diagnosed with OA-CSM using high-field MRI. Read More

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November 2021

Numerical Investigation of Spinal Cord Injury After Flexion-Distraction Injuries at the Cervical Spine.

J Biomech Eng 2022 01;144(1)

Research Center, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, International Laboratory on Spine Imaging and Biomechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de technologie supérieure, 1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H3C 1K3, Canada.

Flexion-distraction injuries frequently cause traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Post-traumatic instability can cause aggravation of the secondary SCI during patient care. However, there is little information on how the pattern of disco-ligamentous injury affects the SCI severity and mechanism. Read More

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January 2022

Poor Bone Quality, Multilevel Surgery, and Narrow and Tall Cages Are Associated with Intraoperative Endplate Injuries and Late-onset Cage Subsidence in Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Systematic Review.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2022 01;480(1):163-188

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Background: A major complication of lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is cage subsidence, which may lead to clinical problems, including loss of disc height correction, altered spinal alignment, recurrent pain, and vertebral body fracture. A thorough review of the current knowledge about the risk factors for the two types of cage subsidence after LLIF-intraoperative endplate injury and late-onset cage subsidence-could bring attention to well-established risk factors for clinical consideration while identifying any incompletely characterized factors that require further research to clarify.

Questions/purposes: We performed a systematic review to answer the following questions: (1) Are bone quality and surrogates for bone quality, such as patient age and sex, associated with an increased likelihood of cage subsidence? (2) Are implant-related factors associated with an increased likelihood of cage subsidence?

Methods: Two independent reviewers comprehensively searched Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Web of Science from 1997 to 2020 to identify all potential risk factors for cage subsidence after LLIF. Read More

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January 2022

Pathological changes within two weeks following spinal cord injury in a canine model.

Eur Spine J 2021 10 20;30(10):3107-3114. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Konoe-Cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.

Purposes: This study aimed to investigate the histopathological changes that occur within 2 weeks following spinal cord injury (SCI) in dogs.

Methods: Eight adult female Beagle dogs were included in this study, and SCI was induced using an epidural balloon catheter. Two dogs were killed at each of the following four time points: immediately after the procedure and 1 day, 1 week, and 2 weeks after the procedure. Read More

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October 2021

Is Preexisting Cervical Degeneration a Risk Factor for Poor Prognosis in Whiplash-Associated Disorder?

Int J Spine Surg 2021 Aug 19;15(4):710-717. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Consultant Spine Surgeon, Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals, London, United Kingdom.

Background: The term describes the acceleration-deceleration mechanism of injury to the cervical spine. Whiplash injuries present with a variety of clinical and psychological manifestations, collectively termed as (WADs). Although largely self-limiting, some patients may experience long-lasting symptoms. Read More

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