» Metal-On-Metal versus Metal-On-Plastic Artificial Discs in Two-Level Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement: A Meta-Analysis with Follow-Up of 5 Years or More
29/04/21 00:00 from The Spine Journal
Cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD) refractory to nonoperative treatment is one of the most common conditions addressed by spine surgeons today [1]. The consequence of such injuries is the cause of significant burden, both from an e...

» Advanced compressive extension injuries of the subaxial cervical spine: do we really understand the nuances of this injury?
18/02/21 00:00 from The Spine Journal
The Allen and Ferguson classification of cervical spine injuries is widely used. They described compressive Extension (CE) injuries as having five progressive stages. Stage 4(CE4) and 5(CE5) have been described as having a posterior vert...

» Incidence and degrees of neurologic decline following thoracic costotransversectomy
12/01/21 00:00 from The Spine Journal
Thoracic costotransversectomies (TCT) are amongst the most invasive spine procedures performed. Of greatest concern to the patient and surgeon is the risk of iatrogenic neurologic injury associated with these procedures. Most available s...

» Postoperative adverse events secondary to iatrogenic vascular injury during anterior lumbar spinal surgery
02/11/20 00:00 from The Spine Journal
Anterior lumbar spine surgery (ALSS) requires mobilization of the great vessels, resulting in a high risk of iatrogenic vascular injury (VI). It remains unclear whether VI is associated with increased risk of postoperative complications ...

» Development of machine learning and natural language processing algorithms for preoperative prediction and automated identification of intraoperative vascular injury in anterior lumbar spine surgery
12/04/20 00:00 from The Spine Journal
Intraoperative vascular injury (VI) may be an unavoidable complication of anterior lumbar spine surgery; however, vascular injury has implications for quality and safety reporting as this intraoperative complication may result in serious...

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