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Full-endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion Versus Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Tubular Retractor System: A Retrospective Controlled Study.

World Neurosurg 2022 Jun 22. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Fourth Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100048, China.

Objectives: To compare the safety and clinical efficacy of full-endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion (FE-LIF) and minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF).

Methods: A total of 70 patients with single-level lumbar degenerative diseases underwent FE-LIF or MIS-TLIF with a tubular retractor system from August 2018 to August 2020. Postoperatively, the efficacy and safety were compared using several clinical and radiological indices. Read More

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Mobility-Maintaining Facet Arthroplasty of the Lumbar Spine With the Second-Generation TOPS System: A Case Series.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2022 Jul 20;23(1):14-21. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Freier Wirbelsäulenchirurgen, Vienna, Austria.

Background: Lumbar spinal stenosis results from spinal canal narrowing and can lead to pain and dysfunction. Until recently, surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis requiring an extensive decompression, with or without spondylolisthesis, had to balance pain relief with the long-term risks of spinal instability after decompression and adjacent segment disease (ASD) after spinal fusion. Spinal motion-preserving devices aim to reduce the incidence of ASD after posterolateral fusion and consequent need for revision surgery. Read More

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Is preoperative fat infiltration in lumbar spine muscles associated with worse clinical outcomes after lumbar interbody fusion?

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2022 Jun 20. Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Department of Orthopaedics, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto-Hospital de Santo António, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar, 4099-001, Porto, Portugal.

Purpose: Lumbar musculature has a fundamental role in spine stability and spinal balance. Muscle atrophy and fat infiltration play an important role in pain pathophysiology. Accordingly, the preoperative condition of lumbar muscles may influence clinical outcomes after surgical treatment. Read More

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Spondylolisthesis and Idiopathic Sarcopenia Treated With Minimally Invasive Surgery for Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Case Study and Literature Review.

Cureus 2022 May 17;14(5):e25086. Epub 2022 May 17.

Neurological Surgery, American Neurospine Institute, Plano, USA.

Sarcopenia is a muscle-wasting disease common among older adults. The condition has been associated with adverse perioperative and postoperative outcomes following spinal surgery. The combination of this muscle-wasting syndrome and spondylolisthesis and how we approached the case makes it a compelling study for surgeons attempting to treat this patient population more effectively. Read More

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[Clinical study on real-time three-dimensional CT navigation-guided full-endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2022 Jun;36(6):665-671

Department of Spine Surgery, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou Guangdong, 510630, P. R. China.

Objective: To analyze the technical notes, effectiveness, and current issues of real-time three-dimensional CT navigation-guided full-endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion.

Methods: Between April 2020 and October 2021, a total of 27 patients received real-time three-dimensional CT navigation-guided full-endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion. There were 18 males and 9 females with an average age of 63. Read More

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Unilateral Laminotomy for Bilateral Decompression Vs. Open Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the Treatment of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis.

Front Surg 2022 25;9:915522. Epub 2022 May 25.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shanxi Bethune Hospital, Shanxi Academy of Medical Sciences, Taiyuan, China.

Background: Endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion is a new technology that is mostly used for single-segment and unilateral lumbar spine surgery. The purpose of this study is to introduce percutaneous endoscopic posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PE-PLIF) with unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD) for lumbar spondylolisthesis and evaluate the efficacy by comparing it with open posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF).

Methods: Twenty-eight patients were enrolled in PE-PLIF with the ULBD group and the open PLIF group. Read More

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Lumbar Spine Posttherapeutic Imaging.

Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2022 Jun 2;26(3):314-328. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hôpital Cochin, AP-HP Centre, Université de Paris, Paris, France.

Management of patients after lumbar spine surgery or interventional radiology can be complex, and postoperative imaging patterns are often poorly understood by nonspecialized radiologists. This article focuses on postoperative imaging features of the lumbar spine in five clinical settings (with corresponding interventions): vertebral osteoporotic fractures (percutaneous vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation), lumbar disk herniation (surgical diskectomy and percutaneous interventional radiology), lumbar spinal stenosis (surgical decompression), lumbar spondylolisthesis (surgical decompression and fusion), and degenerative scoliosis (techniques of osteotomies).For each intervention, we discuss imaging indications, depending if the patient is asymptomatic or if there are suspected complications, describe normal and pathologic imaging features, and present key points. Read More

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Comparison of electromagnetic and optical navigation assisted Endo-TLIF in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Jun 1;23(1):522. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Department of Spine Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, 266000, Shandong Province, China.

Uniportal full endoscopic posterolateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (Endo-TLIF) with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation is a promising, minimally invasive method for the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis. However, repeated radiation exposure from X-rays and the steep learning curve remain to be improved. Read More

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Vertical split fracture of the vertebral body following oblique lumbar interbody fusion: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 May 27;101(21):e29423. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Hospital and Medical School, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Rationale: Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) is an effective and safe surgical technique widely used for treating spondylolisthesis; however, its use is controversial because of several associated complications, including endplate injury. We report a rare vertebral body fracture following OLIF in a patient with poor bone quality.

Patient Concerns: A 72-year-old male patient visited our clinic for 2 years with lower back pain, leg radiating pain, and intermittent neurogenic claudication. Read More

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Can fat infiltration in the multifidus muscle be a predictor of postoperative symptoms and complications in patients undergoing lumbar fusion for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis? A case-control study.

J Orthop Surg Res 2022 May 26;17(1):289. Epub 2022 May 26.

Department of Orthopaedics, Peking University Third Hospital, No. 49 NorthGarden Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100191, China.

Purpose: This study aimed to explore whether 25% as the cutoff value of fat infiltration (FI) in multifidus (MF) could be a predictor of clinical outcomes of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients.

Methods: A total of 461 patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion for LSS with 1-year follow-up were identified. After sex- and age-match, 160 pairs of patients were divided into a FI < 25% group and a FI ≥ 25% group according to FI of MF at L4 on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging. Read More

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Diagnosis and Management of Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in Children.

JBJS Rev 2022 03 1;10(3). Epub 2022 Mar 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

»: Spondylolysis is defined as a defect of the pars interarticularis, and spondylolisthesis is defined as a slippage of a vertebra relative to the immediately caudal vertebra.

»: Most cases of spondylolysis and low-grade spondylolisthesis can be treated nonoperatively. Depending on a patient's age, nonoperative treatment may include a thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO), physical therapy, and activity modification. Read More

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Radiological Definitions of Sagittal Plane Segmental Instability in the Degenerative Lumbar Spine - A Systematic Review.

Global Spine J 2022 May 23:21925682221099854. Epub 2022 May 23.

Center for Spine Surgery and Research, Spine Center of Southern Denmark, 371420Lillebaelt Hospital, Middelfart, Denmark.

Study Design: Systematic Review.

Objective: To collect and group definitions of segmental instability, reported in surgical studies of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and/or lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS). To report the frequencies of these definitions. Read More

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Isthmic spondylolisthesis in adults… A review of the current literature.

J Clin Neurosci 2022 Jul 18;101:124-130. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address:

Isthmic spondylolisthesis can be defined as the anterior translation of a vertebral body relative to the one subjacent to it and secondary to an abnormality of the pars interarticularis. Isthmic spondylolisthesis is usually asymptomatic and discovered as an incidental radiographic finding. However, it can be symptomatic due to its biomechanical effects on the adjacent neural structures and patients may present with low back and/or radicular leg pain. Read More

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Diagnosis of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Using a Pruned CNN Model.

Comput Math Methods Med 2022 10;2022:2722315. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh.

Convolutional neural network (CNN) models have made tremendous progress in the medical domain in recent years. The application of the CNN model is restricted due to a huge number of redundant and unnecessary parameters. In this paper, the weight and unit pruning strategy are used to reduce the complexity of the CNN model so that it can be used on small devices for the diagnosis of lumbar spondylolisthesis. Read More

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Improved Pain and Quality of Life with Corrected Thoracic and Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis Subluxations Using CBP: A Case Study and 1-Year Follow-Up.

J Radiol Case Rep 2022 Feb 1;16(2):21-38. Epub 2022 Feb 1.

Institute for Spinal Health & Performance, Cumming, GA, USA.

Objective: Discuss non-surgical spinal rehabilitation for a 27-year-old male with thoracic and lumbosacral spondylolistheses. A selective literature review and discussion are provided.

Clinical Features: A 27-year-old male presented with severe, 8/10 mid and low back pain. Read More

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February 2022

Learning Curve of ROSA ONE Spine System for Transpedicular Screw Placement.

Neurospine 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Objective: The study investigated our institutional learning curve for the ROSA ONE spine system (ROSA) based on ROSA usage time.

Methods: ROSA was designed to provide high accuracy for spinal pedicle screw placement through a built-in tracking technique. This study was conducted from November 2018 to January 2021. Read More

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The Change of Spinal Canal According to Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A Prospective Observational Study.

Neurospine 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Objective: OLIF involves inserting large cages into the interbody disc space. This expands the spinal canal and neural foramen by stretching the ligament flavum and releasing the facet joint, resulting in indirect neural decompression. Our objective was to investigate the changes in the spinal canal and ligament flavum over time after Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF). Read More

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Does minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) influence functional outcomes and spinopelvic parameters in isthmic spondylolisthesis?

J Orthop Surg Res 2022 May 15;17(1):272. Epub 2022 May 15.

Al-Ahrar Specialist Hospital, 1st Talaat Harb Street from El Salm Street, Beside Sednawey Hospital, Zagazig, Al-Sharkia, 44759, Egypt.

Purpose: We assessed the efficacy of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) in patients with low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis.

Methods: We included 24 symptomatic patients who underwent MIS-TLIF between December 2017 and December 2020. Patients were followed up clinically by the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for back and VAS for leg pain, as well as radiological radiographs after 6 weeks, 6 months, and at final follow-up (at least 12 months). Read More

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Traumatic spondylolisthesis of axis: clinical and imaging experience at a level one trauma center.

Emerg Radiol 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Medical Center at Houston, 6411 Fannin St, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Purpose: Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis (TSA) with bilateral pars interarticularis fracture (a pattern also known as Hangman's fractures) accounts for 4-5% of all cervical fractures. Various classification systems have been described to assist therapeutic decision-making. The goal is to reassess the utility of these classifications for treatment strategy and evaluate additional imaging associations. Read More

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Utility of Weight-Bearing MRI in the Lumbar Spine: A Novel Indication.

Cureus 2022 Apr 7;14(4):e23930. Epub 2022 Apr 7.

Orthopaedic Surgery, Beaumont Health, Dearborn, USA.

For decades MRI has been utilized for diagnosing spine pathology. However, like many imaging modalities utilized today, a conventional MRI is a static study. The spine is a complex, dynamic structure whose loading characteristics change with the position of the spine and the type and direction of force applied. Read More

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Management of lumbar spondylolysis in the adolescent athlete: a review of over 200 cases.

Spine J 2022 Apr 30. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, 101 The City Dr S, Pavilion 3. Building 29A, Orange, CA 92868, USA.

Background: Spondylolysis is a defect of the pars interarticularis of vertebrae, most commonly seen at L5 and L4. The etiology of spondylolysis and isthmic spondylolisthesis is generally considered to be a result of repetitive mechanical stress to the weak portion of the vertebrae. A higher incidence of spondylolysis is observed in young athletes. Read More

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Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Review.

JAMA 2022 05;327(17):1688-1699

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Importance: Lumbar spinal stenosis is a prevalent and disabling cause of low back and leg pain in older persons, affecting an estimated 103 million persons worldwide. Most are treated nonoperatively. Approximately 600 000 surgical procedures are performed in the US each year for lumbar spinal stenosis. Read More

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Using deep transfer learning to detect scoliosis and spondylolisthesis from x-ray images.

PLoS One 2022 2;17(5):e0267851. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Special Surgery, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Recent years have witnessed wider prevalence of vertebral column pathologies due to lifestyle changes, sedentary behaviors, or injuries. Spondylolisthesis and scoliosis are two of the most common ailments with an incidence of 5% and 3% in the United States population, respectively. Both of these abnormalities can affect children at a young age and, if left untreated, can progress into severe pain. Read More

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A Review of Treatment for Acute and Chronic Pars Fractures in the Lumbar Spine.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2022 May 2. Epub 2022 May 2.

Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI), Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Spondylolysis remains one of the most common causes of lower back pain in the pediatric and adolescent populations and is particularly prevalent in young sporting individuals. Despite this, approaches to diagnostic imaging and both conservative and surgical treatment vary widely among surgeons. The current review investigates recent literature on the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of spondylolysis. Read More

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Functional outcomes are preserved in adult acetabular dysplasia with radiographic evidence of lumbosacral spine anomalies: an investigation in hip-spine syndrome.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Apr 25;23(1):385. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75390-8883, USA.

Purpose: Acetabular dysplasia (AD) is a debilitating condition which results in impaired hip function, leading to hip-spine syndrome with anomalies identifiable on plain radiographs. However, no study to date has investigated the association between radiographic spine anomalies and functional outcomes in AD. We hypothesize that AD patients with radiographic evidence of lumbar spine anomalies are associated with decreased function in comparison to those without such radiographic findings. Read More

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Diagnosis of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Using Optimized Pretrained CNN Models.

Comput Intell Neurosci 2022 13;2022:7459260. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Bennett University, Greater Noida, India.

Spondylolisthesis refers to the slippage of one vertebral body over the adjacent one. It is a chronic condition that requires early detection to prevent unpleasant surgery. The paper presents an optimized deep learning model for detecting spondylolisthesis in X-ray radiographs. Read More

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Sacral dural arteriovenous fistula of the filum terminale coexisting with partially thrombosed filum vein: A case report and literature review.

Surg Neurol Int 2022 4;13:78. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

Department of Radiology, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Filum terminale arteriovenous fistulas (FTAVFs) are rare and usually classified as intradural ventral AVFs or Type IVa perimedullary fistulas, located on the pia surface along the course of filum terminale internum (FTI). We report an extremely rare case of sacral dural arteriovenous fistula of the FT. We also review the occurrence of FTAVFs in the sacral region. Read More

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Scoliosis in dysplastic spondylolisthesis: a clinical survey of 50 young patients.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Apr 8;23(1):335. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Department of Orthopaedics, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing Key Laboratory of Spinal Disease Research, Beijing, 100191, China.

Background: Dysplastic spondylolisthesis is a rare spinal deformity that occurs mainly in young patients. Although its sagittal parameters had been well stated, coronal abnormalities in these patients were poorly studied. The purposes of this study were: (1) to investigate the prevalence of scoliosis in dysplastic spondylolisthesis;(2) to assess scoliosis resolution or persistence after surgery; and (3) to propose a modified classification of scoliosis associated with dysplastic spondylolisthesis. Read More

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Cervical facet joint effusion: A sign of instability in cervical degenerative spondylolisthesis.

J Craniovertebr Junction Spine 2022 Jan-Mar;13(1):38-41. Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Department of Orthopaedics, Mumbai Spine Scoliosis and Disc Replacement Centre, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Aims: The aim of this study was to trace the association between cervical facet joint effusion and cervical degenerative spondylolisthesis (CDS). CDS has not received as much attention as its lumbar counterpart. Identification of features of instability on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is crucial to avoid missing presence of CDS. Read More

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Comparative analysis of the effects of OLIF and TLIF on adjacent segments after treatment of L4 degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

J Orthop Surg Res 2022 Apr 4;17(1):203. Epub 2022 Apr 4.

Spine Surgery Department 1, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.

Background: The fusion of the lumbar spine may lead to the degeneration of the adjacent segments. In this study, the effects of OLIF and TLIF on adjacent segments after treatment of L4 degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) were compared and analysed.

Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of the medical records of consecutive patients treated with OLIF or TLIF for L4DLS. Read More

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