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Sagittal Plane Deformity in the Adult Patient

Última actualización 8/06/09Samuel A. Joseph, Jr, MD, Anthony P. Moreno, MD, Jared Brandoff, MD, Andrew C. Casden, MD, Paul Kuflik, MD and Michael G. Neuwirth, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 6, June 2009 Recent studies have demonstrated that sagittal balance is the most important and reliable …

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Risk factors of new fractures after vertebroplasty

Última actualización 2/04/09Docampo E, Ciria M, Serra-Burgés J, Blanch J, Pérez Edo L, Carbonell J; Medicina Clinica (Mar 2009) PURPOSE: To evaluate the risk factors of new fractures after vertebroplasty (VP). PATIENTS AND METHOD: Prospective, non-randomized study including patients with acute osteoporotic fractures treated with VP. Baseline visit included clinical …

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Management of Symptomatic Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease

Última actualización 4/03/09Luke Madigan, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Leo R. Spector, and R. Alden Milam J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2009 17: 102-111. Symptomatic lumbar degenerative disk disease, or discogenic back pain, is difficult to treat. Patients often report transverse low back pain that radiates into the sacroiliac joints. Radicular or …

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Vertebral Body Reconstruction: Review and Update on Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Última actualización 5/02/09Appl Radiol 37(12) 2008 A. Orlando Ortiz, Abstract Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are established as effective treatments for patients experiencing back pain related to osteoporotic or pathologic vertebral compression fractures. This article reviews these imaging-guided procedures, addresses the clinical utility of vertebral body augmentation or reconstruction, discusses clinical experience …

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Pathophysiology of ankylosing spondylitis: What’s new?

Última actualización 17/12/08Joint Bone Spine. 2008 Dec;75(6):656-60. Pham T. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory joint disease that predominantly affects the sacroiliac joints and spine. Its pathophysiology remains one of the most vexing enigmas of rheumatology. However, new insights have been provided by the recent identification of susceptibility genes other …

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