Showing Case Studies for: Pseudoarthrosis

High Risk Multi-level Cervical Fusion

Adjunct Use of a Bone Growth Stimulator
Presented by: T. McCall MD

Since the ACDF, she has experienced chronic neck pain. New symptoms have developed during the past 4 months. Using the visual analog scale (1 to 10, with 10 being the worse pain imaginable) she grades her pain as 10/10 in severity.

Recurrent Spondylolisthesis with Significant Risk of Pseudarthrosis

Presented by: J. Krumerman MD
Pseudarthrosis complicated the patient's postop course. Use of an external bone stimulator (Spinal-Stim®) salvaged the construct.

Adult Scoliosis with a Broken Rod and Progressive Kyphosis

SpineAssist® Robotic Guidance System Precisely Solves Surgical Challenge
Presented by: I. Lieberman MD, MBA, FRCSC
The patient is a 59-year-old female who presents with mechanical back pain, radiating buttock and leg pain, and progressive spinal deformity. She has trouble lifting and carrying things, and during recreational activities. Her symptoms have persisted since a slip injury a few months ago.

PMMA Extravasation Following Kyphoplasty

Presented by: E. Truumees MD
The patient is a 72-year-old female who underwent kyphoplasty to treat a T12 burst fracture two weeks ago at a different hospital. After the kyphoplasty procedure, her back pain increased and a new symptom of lower extremity weakness, right greater than left developed.

Fusion Nonunion with Progressive Kyphosis

Presented by: Z. Gordon MD, J. Kang MD
Two years ago the patient underwent posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculpathy by another surgeon. Now this 58-year-old female presents with severe neck pain and difficulty holding her head up.

Cervical Disc Herniation Adjacent to Fusion

Presented by: T. Albert MD
The patient is a 26-year-old healthy, nonsmoker, non-laborer. A year ago, he underwent C5-C6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and now presents with new and acute symptoms.

Revision Surgery for Pseudarthrosis after Thoracolumbar Fracture Stabilization

Presented by: A. Baaj MD, I. Hussain MD
Adult male sustained L1 and L2 fractures during a helicopter crash. One year after treatment elsewhere, the patient presents with pseudarthrosis and debilitating back pain.

Charcot Joint in a Paraplegic

Presented by: L. Sekhon MD, PhD, FAANS, FRACS, FACS
This 48-year-old man had been a complete T10 paraplegic, wheelchair bound since age 22. At the initial time of injury he had no surgery. Ten years prior to presentation in our clinic, the patient had undergone an L4-L5 and L5-S1 PLIF elsewhere, apparently for low back pain.
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