Minimally Invasive versus Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Obese Patients: A Propensity Score-Matched Study – Lumbar Fusion

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Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2024 May 21. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000005042. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of obese patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) and open TLIF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The perioperative benefits of minimally invasive

Comparison of transforaminal and posterior lumbar interbody fusion outcomes in patients receiving a novel allograft versus rhBMP-2: a radiographic and patient-reported outcomes analysis – Lumbar Fusion

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2024 May 17:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2024.2.SPINE23569. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) has been demonstrated to achieve the highest rates of arthrodesis in multilevel lumbar fusion but is also associated with possible perioperative morbidity. A novel allograft (OSTEOAMP) is a differentiated allograft that retains growth factors supporting

Klippel-Feil Syndrome With Isolated Facial Dysmorphism: A Clinical Conundrum With Resemblance to Adenoid Facies – Lumbar Fusion

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Cureus. 2024 Apr 17;16(4):e58466. doi: 10.7759/cureus.58466. eCollection 2024 Apr. ABSTRACT Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a triad comprising cervical spine fusion, a low posterior hairline, and constrained neck movement. This triad is not universally present. The most frequent accompaniment is Sprengel’s scapula deformity. According to the Feil classification, Class 1 (C1) is an immense fusion of

How does cervical sagittal profile change after the spontaneous compensation of global sagittal imbalance following one- or two-level lumbar fusion – Lumbar Fusion

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BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2024 May 18;25(1):387. doi: 10.1186/s12891-024-07518-7. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the cervical sagittal profile after the spontaneous compensation of global sagittal imbalance and analyze the associations between the changes in cervical sagittal alignment and spinopelvic parameters. METHODS: In this retrospective radiographic study, we analyzed 90 patients with degenerative lumbar stenosis

Safety of early discharge after elective lumbar spine surgery with subfascial drains and association with significant reduction in length of stay – Lumbar Fusion

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2024 May 17:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2024.3.SPINE231338. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: After lumbar spine surgery, postoperative drain removal often delays discharge. Whether inpatient drain removal reduces the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) or hematoma remains controversial. Therefore, in patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery, the authors sought to determine the impact

Effect of the administration route on the hemostatic efficacy of tranexamic acid in patients undergoing short-segment posterior lumbar interbody fusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Lumbar Fusion

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2024 May 17:1-12. doi: 10.3171/2024.2.SPINE23779. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an FDA-approved antifibrinolytic that is seeing increased popularity in spine surgery owing to its ability to reduce intraoperative blood loss (IOBL) and allogeneic transfusion requirements. The present study aimed to summarize the current literature on these formulations

Comparison of transforaminal and posterior lumbar interbody fusion outcomes in patients receiving a novel allograft versus rhBMP-2: a radiographic and patient-reported outcomes analysis – Lumbar Fusion

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2024 May 17:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2024.2.SPINE23569. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) has been demonstrated to achieve the highest rates of arthrodesis in multilevel lumbar fusion but is also associated with possible perioperative morbidity. A novel allograft (OSTEOAMP) is a differentiated allograft that retains growth factors supporting

Predictive value of different site-specific MRI-based assessments of bone quality for cage subsidence among patients undergoing oblique lumbar interbody fusion – Lumbar Fusion

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2024 May 17:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2024.2.SPINE231107. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of different site-specific MRI-based assessments of bone quality for cage subsidence among patients undergoing oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) with or without posterior internal fixation. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed

Morbidly Obese Patients Have Similar Clinical Outcomes and Recovery Kinetics After Minimally Invasive Decompression – Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2024 May 17. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000005045. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of class 2/3 obesity (body mass index, BMI >35) on outcomes following minimally invasive decompression. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No previous study has analyzed the impact of class 2/3 obesity on outcomes

Safety of early discharge after elective lumbar spine surgery with subfascial drains and association with significant reduction in length of stay – Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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J Neurosurg Spine. 2024 May 17:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2024.3.SPINE231338. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: After lumbar spine surgery, postoperative drain removal often delays discharge. Whether inpatient drain removal reduces the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) or hematoma remains controversial. Therefore, in patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery, the authors sought to determine the impact