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Preclinical and Clinical Experience with a Viscoelastic Total Disc Replacement

Scientific Paper Rischke B1, Ross RS2, Jollenbeck BA3, Zimmers KB4, Defibaugh ND4. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery, here. BACKGROUND  The purpose of this study is to describe the mechanical durability and the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a viscoelastic total disc replacement (VTDR). The human intervertebral disc is …

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A Rare Anterior Sacral Osteochondroma Presenting as Sciatica in an Adult: a Case Report and Review of the Literature

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Kim JM. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the Spine Journal, here. BACKGROUND CONTEXT Osteochondroma is the most common primary benign bone tumor and is usually located in the metaphyses of long bones and rarely in the spine or anterior sacrum. To the best of our knowledge, …

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The Manubrium as an External Guide for Centralizing Anterior Cervical Plates: Technique Tips and Initial Experience

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Stieber JR, Mehta S, Cohen JD, Auerbach JD. Interested medical professionals can read the full paper, as published in Spine, here. STUDY DESIGN Technique tips and retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE To describe a technique for centralizing cervical plates using the center of the manubrium as a primary external guide and its alignment with …

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The Surgeon as a Hand Patient: the Clinical and Psychological Impact of Hand and Wrist Fractures

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Lonner JH, Jupiter BS, Jupiter JB. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, also published in the Journal of Hand Surgery, here. ABSTRACT To gain insight into the management of patients with hand and wrist injuries, a series of clinical and psychological analyses was performed on 9 surgeons, each of whom underwent operative …

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Lag Screw Fixation of Remote Bilateral Pedicle Fractures of the Fourth and Fifth Lumbar Vertebrae After a Single Gunshot Wound: a Case Report and Technical Pearl

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Boselli K, Cairone S. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the Spine Journal, here. BACKGROUND CONTEXT Of the injuries involving the lumbar spine, pedicle fractures are among the least common; those involving bilateral pedicles are rare. PURPOSE The aims of the study were to provide the first documentation of …

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Preoperative Narcotic Use as a Predictor of Clinical Outcome: Results Following Anterior Cervical Arthrodesis

Scientific Paper Lawrence JT1, London N, Bohlman HH, Chin KR. Interested medical professionals can read the full paper, as published in Spine, here. STUDY DESIGN Prognostic Study, Level II (Retrospective review of prospectively collected data). OBJECTIVE To identify an association between preoperative narcotic use and clinical outcome after cervical arthrodesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Little data exists regarding the …

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Risk of Progression in De Novo Low-Magnitude Degenerative Lumbar Curves: Natural History and Literature Review

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Furey C, Bohlman HH. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, also published in the American Journal of Orthopedics, here. ABSTRACT Natural history studies have focused on risk for progression in lumbar curves of more than 30 degrees, while smaller curves have little data for guiding treatment. We studied curve progression in …

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The Mandibular Angle as a Landmark for Identification of Cervical Spinal Level

Scientific Paper Auerbach JD1, Weidner Z, Pill SG, Mehta S, Chin KR. Interested medical professionals can read the full paper, as published in Spine, here. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective radiographic review. OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of the mandibular angle as a landmark for identification of cervical spinal level. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Improper localization of the skin incision during anterior …

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Myelographic Evaluation of Cervical Spondylosis: Patient Tolerance and Complications

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Eiszner JR, Huang JL, Huang JI, Roh JS, Bohlman HH. Interested medical professionals can read the full paper, as published in Clinical Spine Surgery, here. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review of documented adverse events in 637 consecutive patients after computed tomogram myelography and follow-up interview of the most recent 100 of these patients. OBJECTIVE This study assessed …

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Success of Lumbar Microdiscectomy in Patients with Modic Changes and Low-Back Pain: a Prospective Pilot Study

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Tomlinson DT, Auerbach JD, Shatsky JB, Deirmengian CA. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in Clinical Spine Surgery, here. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case controlled. OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome after microdiscectomy in patients with disc herniation, concordant sciatica, and low-back pain with Modic I and II degenerative changes compared with similar patients …

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