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Response to: “Long-term Outcomes of In Situ Fusion for Treating Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis”

Inage K, Orita S, Yamauchi K, Suzuki M, Sakuma Y, Kubota G, Oikawa Y, Sainoh T, Sato J, Fujimoto K, Shiga Y, Abe K, Kanamoto H, Inoue M, Kinoshita , Norimoto M, Umimura T, Takahashi , Ohtori S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):845-846.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.845
No abstract available.
Letter to the Editor: Long-term Outcomes of In Situ Fusion for Treating Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis

Subramanian S, Viswanathan VK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):843-844.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.843
No abstract available.
Minimally-Invasive versus Conventional Repair of Spondylolysis in Athletes: A Review of Outcomes and Return to Play

Kolcun JP, Chieng LO, Madhavan K, Wang MY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):832-842.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.832
Spondylolysis from pars fracture is a common injury among young athletes, which can limit activity and cause chronic back pain. While current literature has examined the relative benefits of surgical...
Review of Cortical Bone Trajectory: Evidence of a New Technique

Delgado-Fernandez J, García-Pallero MA, Blasco G, Pulido-Rivas P, Sola RG

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):817-831.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.817
This article summarizes recent evidence on the cortical bone trajectory (CBT) obtained from published anatomical, biomechanical, and clinical studies. CBT was proposed by Santoni in 2009 as a new trajectory...
Managing the Pediatric Spine: Growth Assessment

Cheung JP, Luk KD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):804-816.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.804
Management of pediatric spinal deformities requires an accurate prediction of growth spurts to allow for timely initiation of treatment and prevention of curve progression. Determining remaining growth potential is also...
Postoperative Spinal Subdural Lesions Following Lumbar Spine Surgery: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Nagamoto Y, Takenaka S, Aono H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):793-803.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.793
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case–control study PURPOSE: To clarify the prevalence and risk factors for spinal subdural lesions (SSDLs) following lumbar spine surgery. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Because SSDLs, including arachnoid cyst and subdural...
Perioperative Evaluation of Respiratory Muscle Strength after Scoliosis Correction in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Saito W, Mizuno K, Inoue G, Imura T, Nakazawa T, Miyagi M, Shirasawa , Uchida K, Takaso M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):787-792.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.787
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of spinal correction on respiratory muscle strength in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several studies have reported that...
Bone Mineral Density and Physical Performance of Female Patients 27 Years or Longer after Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Akazawa T, Kotani T, Sakuma T, Katogi T, Minami S, Niki H, Torii Y, Morioka S, Orita S, Inage K, Fujimoto K, Shiga Y, Takahashi , Ohtori S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):780-786.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.780
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To assess bone mineral density (BMD) and bone metabolism ≥27 years after surgery in female patients who underwent spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)...
Normal Age-Adjusted Sagittal Spinal Alignment Is Achieved with Surgical Correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Ramchandran S, Foster N, Sure A, Errico TJ, Buckland A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):770-779.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.770
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. PURPOSE: Our hypothesis is that the surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) maintains normal sagittal alignment as compared to age-matched normative adolescent population. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Sagittal...
Significance of Stabilometry for Assessing Postoperative Body Sway in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy

Tanishima , Nagashima , Ishii H, Fukata S, Dokai T, Murakami T, Morio Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):763-769.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.763
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: To examine the changes in body sway using stabilometry in patients who underwent cervical laminoplasty for cervical myelopathy. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Although the patients of cervical myelopathy...
Perioperative Medical Complications after Posterior Approach Spinal Instrumentation Surgery for Osteoporotic Vertebral Collapse: A Comparative Study in Patients with Primary Osteoporosis and Those with Secondary Osteoporosis

Miyakoshi , Kobayashi , Suzuki T, Kikuchi K, Kasukawa Y, Shimada Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):756-762.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.756
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective comparative study. PURPOSE: To compare perioperative medical complications after posterior approach spinal instrumentation surgery for osteoporotic vertebral collapse (OVC) between patients with primary osteoporosis and those with...
A Preliminary Study of the Objective Measurement of Compliance Rates for Semirigid Lumbar-Support Use in Patients with Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: How Important Is the Compliance Rate?

Hekmatfard M, Sanjari MA, Maroufi N, Saeedi H, Ebrahimi E, Behtash H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):748-755.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.748
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical pilot study. PURPOSE: To objectively evaluate the compliance rate of lumbar-support use in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain, as well as to assess low back pain...
Sagittal Alignment of a Strut Graft Affects Graft Subsidence and Clinical Outcomes of Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion

Yamauchi K, Fushimi K, Miyamoto K, Hioki A, Shimizu K, Akiyama H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):739-747.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.739
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of sagittal alignment of the strut graft on graft subsidence and clinical outcomes after anterior cervical...
The “Skipped Segment Screw” Construct: An Alternative to Conventional Lateral Mass Fixation–Biomechanical Analysis in a Porcine Cervical Spine Model

Padhye KP, Murugan Y, Milton R, Nambi Raj , David KS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):733-738.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.733
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric biomechanical study. PURPOSE: We compared the “skipped segment screw” (SSS) construct with the conventional “all segment screw” (ASS) construct for cervical spine fixation in six degrees of freedom...
Central Sagittal Angle of the Sacrum as a New Risk Factor for Patients with Persistent Low Back Pain after Caesarean Section

Kazdal H, Kanat A, Batcik OE, Ozdemir B, Senturk S, Yildirim M, Kazancioglu L, Sen A, Batcik S, Balik MS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):726-732.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.726
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. PURPOSE: This study investigated the possible association of persistent low back pain (LBP) with caesarean section (CS) under spinal anesthesia. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Many women suffer from LBP after...
Efficacy of the Thoracolumbar Interfascial Plane Block for Lumbar Laminoplasty: A Retrospective Study

Ueshima H, Ozawa T, Toyone T, Otake H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):722-725.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.722
STUDY DESIGN: This paper was a single center-based retrospective study with prospective data collection. PURPOSE: Compared with other surgeries, limited options are available for perioperative pain management in spinal surgery. Therefore,...
Does the Addition of a Dynamic Pedicle Screw to a Fusion Segment Prevent Adjacent Segment Pathology in the Lumbar Spine?

Aygun H, Yaray O, Mutlu M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):715-721.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.715
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical cohort study. PURPOSE: To investigate whether the combined use of dynamic pedicle screws and polyaxial pedicle screws was effective on adjacent segment pathology (ASP). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Various...
Comparison of Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using a Combination of Hydroxyapatite and Demineralized Bone Matrix and Autografts for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Gatam AR, Gatam L, Lumban Tobing SD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):706-714.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.706
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, cohort, non-inferiority study. PURPOSE: This study evaluated the clinical and radiological outcomes of interbody fusion using a combination of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) and hydroxyapatite (HA). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Incorporation of Whole Spine Screening in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Protocols for Low Back Pain: A Valuable Addition

Rao A, Mishra A, Pimpalwar , Sahdev R, Yadu N

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):700-705.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.700
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies conducted at the Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging of a Tertiary Care Armed Forces Hospital between May 2014...
Coccygeal Morphology on Multislice Computed Tomography in a Tertiary Hospital in India

Indiran V, Sivakumar , Maduraimuthu P

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2017 Oct;11(5):694-699.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.5.694
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of 213 patients who presented for abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans to assess coccygeal morphology in the Indian population. PURPOSE: There have been relatively few...

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