Devices

Nerve Blocks: Part 2

Part 2 is a discussion of different types of blocks including peripheral and sympathetic nerve blocks.

The Discography Controversy: Discussion

Risks of discography include discitis, neurologic and visceral injury, dye reactions, and spinal headache. Spinal cord injury, vascular injury, prevertebral abscess, and subdural empyema have been reported post-discography.

Outcomes of Allogenic Cages in ALIF and PLIF: Discussion

A number of studies have examined the outcome of interbody fusions. It should be realized that there are many types of spinal surgical techniques and healing processes.

Radiographs, CT Scans, Myelography, MRI, Bone Scan, Electrodiagnostic Tests and Discography

Plain radiographs of the spine can identify deformity, most fractures, destructive lesions, spondylolisthesis, and spondolytic changes but are less sensitive for soft tissues.

Imaging: Lumbosacral Fusion

Current imaging techniques are suboptimal in evaluating spinal interbody fusion.

Decisions and Expectations with Osteotomy Surgery for Fixed Sagittal Imbalance Syndromes: Smith-Petersen vs Pedicle Subtraction

Decisions and Expectations with Osteotomy Surgery for Fixed Sagittal Imbalance Syndromes

A Health Professional's Guide to Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Spinal Surgery(VATS)

video assisted thoracoscopic surgery information for healthcare professionals

Recurrent L4 L5 Herniation Video

Video from Medtronic Sofamor Danek and the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation. Professionally oriented video discusses the procedure.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Video

Professional surgical video from Medtronic Sofamor Danek discusses technique for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion.

Laparoscopic Bone Dowel System

A professionally oriented video from Medtronic Sofamor Danek discusses a Laparoscopic Bone Dowel System.

Posterior Occipitocervical Instrumentation and Fusion for Ventral Compression in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case Report

Case Report for posterior occipitocervical instrumentation and fusion for ventral compression in rheumatoid arthritis.

Fusion Versus Disc Replacement for Discogenic Pain

The ultimate treatment for symptomatic disc degeneration should be disc arthroplasty instead of arthrodesis.

Thoracic Screw Placement in Deformity: Technique Pitfalls, Complications, Results

Thoracic Screw Placement in Deformity: Technique Pitfalls, Complications, Results

The Discography Controversy

Discography, also called 'provocative disk injection', has been used as a diagnostic modality for spine pain since the middle of the 20th century. This article summarizes the beliefs in lumbar and cervical discography.

Surgical Technique: Cervicothoracic Junction Arthroplasty

This case covers several controversial areas in the field of arthroplasty spine surgery.
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