Management of Orthopaedic Sequelae of Congenital Spinal Disorders
- Vertebral column resection for complex congenital kyphoscoliosis and type I split spinal cord malformation. Hui, Hua; Zhang, Zhen-Xing; Yang, Tuan-Min; He, Bao-Rong; Hao, Ding-Jun // European Spine Journal;Jun2014, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p1158
[Figure not available: see fulltext.] Introduction: Congenital progressive kyphoscoliosis associated with split spinal cord malformation (SSCM) is a very rare disease. Methods and Results: Here, we present the case of a 23-year-old woman who was found kyphoscoliosis when she was 10 years old and...
- Surgery for split-cord malformation: Operative nuances. Venkataramana, N. K. // Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences;Jan-Jun2007, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p35
Several photographs showing the proper surgical techniques for split-cord malformation are presented.
- Spinal disk repair kit. // Popular Mechanics;Mar98, Vol. 175 Issue 3, p16
Features the Ray Threaded Fusion Cage, a device for patients suffering from spinal disk degeneration. Function of the device; Advantage of using the device.
- Early experience of MAGEC magnetic growing rods in the treatment of early onset scoliosis. Hickey, B.; Towriss, C.; Baxter, G.; Yasso, S.; James, S.; Jones, A.; Howes, J.; Davies, P.; Ahuja, S. // European Spine Journal;Apr2014 Supplement, Vol. 23, p61
Purpose: Magnetically controlled growing rod systems have been introduced over recent years as an alternative to traditional growing rods for management of early onset scoliosis. The purpose of this paper is to report our early experience of a magnetically controlled growing rod system (MAGEC,...
- Anorectal malformations associated spinal cord anomalies. Totonelli, Giorgia; Morini, Francesco; Catania, Vincenzo; Schingo, Paolo; Mosiello, Giovanni; Palma, Paolo; Iacobelli, Barbara; Bagolan, Pietro // Pediatric Surgery International;Aug2016, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p729
Purpose:The present study aims to identify clinical and pathological factors that can predict the risk of spinal cord anomalies (SCA) in patients with anorectal malformations (ARM), the need for neurosurgery, and to define the impact of SCA on the outcome of patients with...
- Posterior spinal decompression, stabilization and arthrodesis in Nigerian adults: Profile and outcome. Idowu, O. E.; Adewole, O. A.; Majekodunmi, A. A. // Nigerian Medical Journal;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p42
Background: The availability of intraoperative fluoroscopy and improved access to varieties of spinal titanium implants has revived posterior spinal stabilization techniques with their distinct advantages. Our aim is to describe the profile of various spine pathologies requiring subaxial...
- A Little Inspiration. Edaburn, Patrick // Moderate Voice;5/16/2010, p1
The article presents the story of Zach Lipson who was born eight weeks premature and underwent countless surgeries in his childhood in Kentucky. Lipson suffers spinal deformity that prevents his normal growth, which results to annoyance from the grade school classmates. However, he stands and...
- The role of needle tip position on the accuracy of diagnostic selective nerve root blocks in spinal deformity. Irwin, A.; Khan, A.; Fender, D.; Sanderson, P.; Gibson, M. // European Spine Journal;Apr2014 Supplement, Vol. 23, p33
Purpose: The specificity of a selective nerve root block (SNRB) is dependant on isolating only the required nerve root whilst avoiding injectate flow to traversing nerves. Needle tip position is therefore crucial. Nerve root blocks (SNRBs) in the presence of deformity can be particularly...
- "I'VE HAD 13 OPERATIONS TO HELP MY SPINA BIFIDA". // Dolly;May2010, Issue 474, p70
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of undergoing several operations to treat her spina bifida.