Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection Following Orthopaedic Spinal Operations
- Orthopedic surgery (spine): Total compensation by geographic region. // MGMA Connexion;Sep2013, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p10
Statistics are presented depicting total compensation for spine orthopedic surgery.
- PERSPECTIVE. Boden, Scott D. // Orthopedics Today;Sep2011, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p62
The author comments on research by K. R. O'Neill on the efficiency of vancomycin powder in reducing infection rates in spinal fusion that was published in the 2011 issue of "Spine Journal."
- Arvind Bhave (ed): Emerging techniques in spine surgery. Gastambide, Daniel // European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology;May2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p313
The article reviews the book "Emerging Techniques in Spine Surgery," edited by Arvind Bhave.
- The Effectiveness of Screening for Scoliosis. Bunge, Eveline M.; de Koning, Harry J. // Pediatrics for Parents;2009, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p10
The article offers insights related to the effectiveness of screening for treating scoliosis, an abnormal spinal curvature which usually looks like C or S shape. It notes that screening for scoliosis was introduced around the 1970s in the U.S. and many other countries to prevent patients from...
- Direct repair of lumbar spondylolysis by Buck's technique. Rajasekaran, S.; Subbiah M.; Shetty, Ajoy Prasad // Indian Journal of Orthopaedics;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p136
Background: The lesion in spondylolysis is a nonunion that follows a fatigue fracture of pars interarticularis. Direct repair of the pars defect is a logical alternative to fusion as it helps to preserve the motion segment and prevents abnormal stresses at the adjacent levels. The purpose of the...
- Hemoglobin substitutes. Anbari, Kevin K.; Garino, Jonathan P.; Mackenzie, Colin F. // European Spine Journal;Feb2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 13, pS76
Orthopaedic patients frequently require blood transfusions to treat peri-operative anemia. Research in the area of hemoglobin substitutes has been of great interest since it holds the promise of reducing the reliance on allogeneic blood transfusions. The three categories of hemoglobin...
- Aprotinin and major orthopedic surgery. Samama, Charles Marc // European Spine Journal;Feb2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 13, pS56
Aprotinin is a potent pharmacological agent that reduces bleeding and limits blood transfusion requirements in current surgical practice. Many studies have been conducted in orthopedic surgery. In several trials performed in total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKN) patients,...
- Spine surgeons can safely perform anterior lumbar surgery without access surgeons. Blisard, Renee // Orthopedics Today;May2012, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p58
The article reports on a study which reveals a greater rate of complications when a spine surgeon is assisted by a general surgeon in the exposure procedure.
- Surgical treatment of the spine at the cervicothoracic junction: an illustrated review of a modified sternotomy approach with the description of tricks and pitfalls. Knöller, S.; Brethner, L. // Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jun2002, Vol. 122 Issue 6, p365
The surgical treatment of burst fracture, tumour or spondylitis remains a challenge with regard to the surgical approach to the anterior aspect of the cervicothoracic junction. Many vital structures including osseus, articular, vascular and nervous ones hinder the exposure. Fortunately,...