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Posterior spinal fixation using penetrating endplate screws in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis-related thoracolumbar fractures.

J Neurosurg Spine 2021 Apr 9:1-6. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

1Orthopedic Surgery, Sanmu Medical Center, Chiba, Japan; and.

Objective: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)-related vertebral fractures essentially require operative treatment due to severe fracture site instability and high potential risk of posttraumatic neurological deficit. However, the optimal surgical procedure remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of posterior spinal fixation with penetrating endplate screws (PESs) for DISH-related thoracolumbar fractures. Read More

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Detection of multiple myositis-specific autoantibodies in unique patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy: A single centre-experience and literature review: Systematic review.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2021 Mar 27;51(2):486-494. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; KU Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Centre, Laboratory of Tissue Homeostasis and Disease. Electronic address:

Introduction: Myositis-specific autoantibodies (MSAs) are thought to be mutually exclusive in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) based on studies with immunoprecipitation-based (IP) detection methods. Recently, detection of multiple MSAs in unique patients is increasingly reported, but the extent of this phenomenon remains unclear.

Methods: At our centre, we reviewed results from two line immunoassays and one dot immunoassay in 145 IIM patients and 240 controls for the presence of multiple MSAs. Read More

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Usefulness of dynamic stabilisation with mobile percutaneous pedicle screw for thoracic vertebral fractures in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 7;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.

We report a case of vertebral fracture with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) who underwent posterior dynamic stabilisation using mobile percutaneous pedicle screws (PPS) with 1 above-1 below and obtained good bone fusion. A 76-year-old man experienced severe low back pain after he fell backward 1 m off a stepladder during work. A 12th thoracic vertebral fracture with DISH was observed. Read More

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Dystrophic calcification and heterotopic ossification in fibrocartilaginous tissues of the spine in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH).

Bone Res 2020 Apr 2;8(1):16. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

Bone and Joint Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6G 2V4, Canada.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a prevalent noninflammatory spondyloarthropathy characterized by ectopic mineral formation along the anterolateral aspect of the vertebral column, yet little is known about its underlying pathogenesis. Our objective was to evaluate the histopathological features and composition of ectopic mineral within spinal tissues affected by DISH in humans. Thoracic spine segments from six embalmed cadaveric donors (one female and five males; median age 82 years) meeting the radiographic diagnostic criteria for DISH were evaluated using radiological, histological, and physical analyses. Read More

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Clinical characteristics of Vietnamese patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and autoantibodies to aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetases.

Int J Rheum Dis 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Objective: To assess clinical phenotypes of anti-aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetases (aaRS) autoantibodies in Vietnamese patients of Kinh ethnicity with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM).

Methods: In a cross-sectional study 23 patients with anti-aaRS autoantibodies were compared to 36 patients with other myositis-specific antibodies and to 69 seronegative patients with IIM. Assessments included muscle performance, extra-muscular involvement, and disease activity according to the International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies (IMACS). Read More

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Exertional Desaturation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Role of Oxygen Supplementation in Modifying Cerebral-Skeletal Muscle Oxygenation and Systemic Hemodynamics.

Respiration 2021 Mar 30:1-13. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Sport Sciences at Serres, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Serres, Greece.

Background: In patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with isolated exertional desaturation, there are limited data regarding the effectiveness of oxygen supplementation during exercise training; the underlying mechanisms that contribute to these responses are unknown.

Objectives: To examine in these IPF patients the effects of oxygen supplementation during submaximal exercise (vs. medical air) on cerebral/skeletal muscle oxygenation and systemic hemodynamics. Read More

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for musculoskeletal indications in children.

Pediatr Radiol 2021 Mar 30. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

The increasing use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has opened exciting new frontiers for musculoskeletal applications in adults and children. The most common musculoskeletal-related CEUS applications in adults are for detecting inflammatory joint diseases, imaging skeletal muscles and tendon perfusion, imaging postoperative viability of osseous and osseocutaneous tissue flaps, and evaluating the malignant potential of soft-tissue masses. Pediatric musculoskeletal-related CEUS has been applied for imaging juvenile idiopathic arthritis and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease and for evaluating femoral head perfusion following surgical hip reduction in children with developmental hip dysplasia. Read More

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Scoliosis and Prognosis-a systematic review regarding patient-specific and radiological predictive factors for curve progression.

Eur Spine J 2021 Mar 26. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Kerpener Str. 62, Joseph-Stelzmann Strasse 24, 50931, Cologne, Germany.

Introduction: Idiopathic scoliosis, defined as a > 10° curvature of the spine in the frontal plane, is one of the most common spinal deformities. Age, initial curve magnitude and other parameters define whether a scoliotic deformity will progress or not. Still, their interactions and amounts of individual contribution are not fully elaborated and were the aim of this systematic review. Read More

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Clinical characteristics of 1,055 Chinese patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome: a nationwide multicentric study.

Fertil Steril 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Objective: To reveal the proportion of concomitant extragenital malformations in a large cohort of Chinese patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Setting: Tertiary teaching hospitals in China. Read More

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Idiopathic dorsal spinal cord herniation perforating the lamina: a case report and review of the literature.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2021 Mar 21. Epub 2021 Mar 21.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), 852 Hatakeda, Narita City, Chiba, 286-0124, Japan.

Spinal cord herniation (SCH) is a rare condition associated with tethering of the spinal cord at the ventral dural defect. Idiopathic dorsal spinal cord herniation (IDSCH) is an extremely rare clinical entity. Here, we report the first case of IDSCH perforating the lamina in a patient with a history of ossification of the ligamentum flavum and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Read More

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A possible case of juvenile idiopathic arthritis from Renaissance Lucca (Tuscany, central Italy).

Int J Paleopathol 2021 Mar 19;33:72-83. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Division of Paleopathology, Department of Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy.

Objective: The skeletal remains of a young individual (Guinigi US 1278) are described and a differential diagnosis is performed to determine the potential etiology of bone alterations.

Materials: Archaeological excavations conducted at the private funerary chapel of the upper class members of the Guinigi family (14th-17th centuries AD) of Lucca (Tuscany, central Italy) brought to light the fragmented human skeletal remains of a young individual (Guinigi US 1278) with pathological osseous modifications.

Methods: Morphological and radiological analyses were followed by differential diagnosis. Read More

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An Unrecognized Ligament and its Ossification in the Craniocervical Junction: Prevalence, Patient Characteristics, and Anatomic Evidence.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

B. Wu, W. Cui, T. Rong, D. Sang, B. Xiao, D. Wang, J. Zhang, B. Liu, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Background: In the craniocervical junction, the ligaments between the anterior foramen magnum and the anterior arch of the atlas are not well defined, and ossification of the ligaments in this region has rarely been reported. Characterizing the anatomy and ossification of these ligaments may help in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in this region.

Questions/purposes: (1) What is the prevalence of an unrecognized ossification at the craniocervical junction in patients with cervical spine disorders, and what are the patient characteristics associated with this ossification? (2) Do patients with this ossification have a greater risk of ossification of other structures at the craniocervical junction or cervical spine? (3) Is there an unreported ligament at this ossified site?

Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 578 hospitalized patients who underwent CT for cervical spine disorders between January 2016 and July 2020. Read More

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Novel Mutation m.10372A>G in Causing Sensorimotor Axonal Polyneuropathy.

Neurol Genet 2021 Apr 15;7(2):e566. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (H.B., R.W., C.F., A. Wredenberg), Karolinska Institutet; Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (H.B., R.W., C.F., M.E., N.L., H.S., A. Wedell, A. Wredenberg), Karolinska University Hospital; Department of Clinical Neuroscience (K.S., R.P.), Karolinska Institutet; Department of Neurology (K.S., R.P.), Karolinska University Hospital; Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (F.A.S., M.E., N.L., J.C.-G., H.S., A. Wedell), Karolinska Institutet; Department of Pathology (I.N.), Karolinska University Hospital; and Science for Life Laboratory (H.S.), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Objective: To investigate the pathogenicity of a novel mutation identified in a patient with adult-onset sensorimotor axonal polyneuropathy and report the clinical, morphologic, and biochemical findings.

Methods: Clinical assessments and morphologic and biochemical investigations of skeletal muscle and cultured myoblasts from the patient were performed. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of DNA from skeletal muscle and Sanger sequencing of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from both skeletal muscle and cultured myoblasts were performed. Read More

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Multiple neurological manifestations in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and anti-NXP2-positive myositis: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Mar;100(10):e25063

Department of Neurology, The General Hospital of Western Theater Command, Jinniu District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China.

Rationale: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune inflammatory disease that frequently affects various organs. Neuropsychiatric manifestations in SLE patients, known as neuropsychiatric SLE, are clinically common. However, the principal manifestation of cranial neuropathy in patients with SLE and comorbidities is relatively rare. Read More

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Microdose protocol stereoradiography has similar reliability to standard low-dose protocol during concurrent Sanders skeletal maturity staging.

Spine Deform 2021 Mar 16. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Shriners for Children Medical Center, 909 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA, 91105, USA.

Purpose: Decreasing radiation exposure is important for scoliosis patients who require serial imaging. Microdose protocol stereoradiography is now increasingly utilized. Previous studies have reported similar reliability of concurrent Sanders skeletal maturity staging based on standard low-dose stereoradiography and standard hand radiographs. Read More

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Influence of TFCC foveal tear on the location of lunate chondromalacia in ulnar impaction syndrome.

Skeletal Radiol 2021 Mar 16. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, 73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, South Korea.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the location of lunate chondromalacia and to compare the difference in location according to presence or absence of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) foveal tear, which induces distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability.

Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 97 patients (102 wrists) who were diagnosed with and treated for idiopathic ulnar impaction syndrome (UIS) between 2014 and 2018. Subjects were divided into two groups according to presence or absence of TFCC foveal tear with DRUJ instability. Read More

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Cervical Myelopathy and Lumbar Spondylolisthesis in Elderly Patients with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) - A Case Series.

J Orthop Case Rep 2020 Nov;10(8):48-52

Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Government Medical College and sir JJ group of hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Introduction: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a non-inflammatory disease, which causes the ossification of spinal longitudinal ligaments and enthesis leads to stiffness in the affected segment of the spine and neurological deficit due to compression of spinal cord or nerve roots by osteophytes.

Case Presentation: We present three cases of DISH, presented with cervical myelopathy, lumbar spondylolisthesis, and dysphagia. All three patients had neurodeficit and radiological examination showed cord compression, canal stenosis, listhesis, and contiguous ossification in the spine with normal sacroiliac joints. Read More

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November 2020

Atypical Occipitocervical Dissociation Associated with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis in Low-Energy Trauma.

J Orthop Case Rep 2020 Nov;10(8):11-14

Department of Orthopedics, King Fahad General Hospital, Almadinah Almunawwarah, Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: Traumatic posterior occipitocervical dissociation (OCD) is a rare injury, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis can be delayed or even missed because of its uncommon presentation. We present this rare case report and its management to highlight this unusual injury to increase the awareness of the existence of this pathology and prevent delayed diagnosis and treatment. Read More

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November 2020

[Differential diagnosis and prognosis of inflammatory myopathies].

Ilias Lazarou

Rev Med Suisse 2021 Mar;17(729):482-486

Service de rhumatologie, Département de médecine, HUG, 1211 Genève 14.

Inflammatory myopathies are characterized by muscle weakness, occasionally pain, and an inflammatory infiltrate of the skeletal muscle. Despite the description of novel autoantibodies and advances in imaging, the lack of universal consensus on classification criteria and routine clinical use of validated outcome measures has direct implications on treatment trials and observational registries. In this article we discuss the differential diagnosis and prognosis of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Read More

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in elderly Icelanders and its association with the metabolic syndrome: the AGES-Reykjavik Study.

Scand J Rheumatol 2021 Mar 7:1-5. Epub 2021 Mar 7.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

: To describe the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in a large population-based study of elderly Icelanders, with particular reference to weight-related factors and the metabolic syndrome.: The study population comprised 5321 participants aged 68-96 years (2276 males, mean ± sd age 76 ± 5 , and 3045 females, age 77 ± 6) from the AGES-Reykjavik Study. DISH diagnosis was based on computed tomography (CT) scans, and interpreted strictly by the Resnick criteria and additional suggestions for CT interpretation by Oudkerk et al. Read More

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Dermatomyositis with exfoliation of esophageal mucosa: A case report.

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Jan;46(1):104-107

Department of Nephrology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410013, China.

Dermatomyositis (DM) is a kind of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy characterized by chronic proximal skeletal muscle weakness and unique skin lesions. However, DM with exfoliation of esophageal mucosa is rare. A 36-year-old male patient complained of muscular soreness of extremities, dysphagia, and pharyngalgia was diagnosed with DM with exfoliation of esophageal mucosa. Read More

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January 2021

Central precocious puberty in a girl with LEGIUS syndrome: an accidental association?

Ital J Pediatr 2021 Mar 4;47(1):50. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Pediatric Division, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126, Verona, Italy.

Background: Central precocious puberty is a condition characterized by precocious activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. It may be idiopathic or secondary to organic causes, including syndromes such as Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

Case Presentation: We presented a girl of 6 years and 10 months with almost 11 café-au-lait skin macules, without other clinical or radiological signs typical of NF1, and with a central precocious puberty. Read More

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Begelomab for severe refractory dermatomyositis: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Mar;100(9):e24372

Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious diseases, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.

Rationale: Severe refractory idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) represents a challenge for the clinician. The lack of efficacy of available tools reflects our incomplete insight into the molecular events sustaining the inflammatory tissue damage in these patients. We present the first case of refractory IIM treated with anti-dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4)/cluster of differentiation 26 (CD26) monoclonal antibody. Read More

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A Scoring System for Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Ossification of the Lumbar Spine in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: Relationship Between the Extent of Ligament Ossification and the Range of Motion.

Global Spine J 2021 Mar 3:2192568221996681. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ehime University School of Medicine, Shitsukawa, Tohon City, Ehime, Japan.

Study Design: Retrospective observational study.

Objective: To investigate the relationship between the extent of ligament ossification and the range of motion (ROM) of the lumbar spine and develop a new scoring system.

Methods: Forty-three patients (30 men and 13 women) with lumbar spinal canal stenosis who underwent decompression from January to December 2018. Read More

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Sagittal Deformity Correction in a Patient Suffering From Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Who Previously Underwent a Total Hip and Bilateral Knee Replacement.

Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 2021 11;12:2151459321992745. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete, Albacete, Spain.

Introduction: Physiological aging frequently leads to degenerative changes and spinal deformity. In patients with hypolordotic fusions or ankylosing illnesses such as diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis or ankylosing spondylitis, compensation mechanisms can be altered causing severe pain and disability. In addition, if a total hip replacement and/or knee replacement is performed, both pelvic and lower limbs compensation mechanisms could be damaged and prosthetic dislocation or impingement syndrome could be present. Read More

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February 2021

Thoracic spondylotic myelopathy presumably caused by diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in a patient who underwent decompression and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2021 21;9:2050313X20987796. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ehime University School of Medicine, Tohon, Japan.

A 74-year-old man developed bilateral lower limb spastic paresis. He was diagnosed with thoracic spondylotic myelopathy presumably caused by mechanical stress that was generated in the intervertebral space (T1-T2) between a vertebral bone bridge (C5-T1) due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis after anterior fixation of the lower cervical spine and a vertebral bone bridge (T2-T7) due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in the upper thoracic spine. Treatment included posterior decompression (T1-T2 laminectomy) and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation at the C7-T4 level. Read More

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January 2021

A high proportion of novel ACAN mutations and their prevalence in a large cohort of Chinese short stature children.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2021 Feb 19. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Genetic and Metabolic Central Laboratory, Birth Defect Prevention Research Institute, Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Children's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning, China.

Context: Aggrecan, encoded by ACAN gene, is the main proteoglycan component in the extracellular cartilage matrix. Heterozygous mutations in ACAN have been reported to cause idiopathic short stature. However, the prevalence of ACAN pathogenic variants in Chinese short stature patients and clinical phenotypes remain to be evaluated. Read More

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February 2021

Early Childhood Scoliosis Management by Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR): Experience of Royal Medical Services (RMS).

Med Arch 2020 Dec;74(6):433-438

Royal Medical Services (RMS), Amman, Jordan.

Introduction: Scoliosis could develop at the childhood age and progress beyond skeletal maturity. An early spinal fusion arrests growth of the spine and thorax, risking the development of secondary thoracic insufficiency syndrome. Vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) is a fusionless technique aiming to correct the deformity with preservation of growth potential. Read More

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December 2020

Analysis of Preoperative and Operative Factors Influencing Postoperative Shoulder Imbalance in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Z Orthop Unfall 2021 Feb 18. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Spinal Surgery with Scoliosis Centre, Schön Klinik Neustadt, Neustadt in Holstein, Germany.

Background: Postoperative shoulder imbalance is a common complication in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and may impair patient satisfaction. The little data in the literature on the prediction and treatment of postoperative shoulder imbalance is incongruous. According to some studies, postoperative shoulder imbalance depends on the superior instrumented vertebral bodies, skeletal maturity, extent of correction and flexibility of the major curve. Read More

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February 2021

Surgical Treatment of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) Involving the Cervical Spine: Technical Nuances and Outcome of a Multicenter Experience.

Global Spine J 2021 Feb 16:2192568220988272. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, S. Anna University Hospital, Ferrara, Italy.

Study Design: Retrospective multicenter.

Objectives: diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) involving the cervical spine is a rare condition determining disabling aero-digestive symptoms. We analyzed impact of preoperative settings and intraoperative techniques on outcome of patients undergoing surgery for DISH. Read More

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February 2021