European Spine Journal

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List of Papers (Total 671)

Cost of low back pain: results from a national register study in Sweden

PurposeTo estimate the societal costs of low back pain with/without radiating leg pain (LBP). LBP is a major burden in terms of both personal suffering and societal costs.MethodsPatients visiting healthcare providers with a LBP-diagnosis in the Western region of Sweden (Västra Götaland) in 2008–2011 were identified in national registers and an administrative patient database...

Titanium granules pre-treated with hydrogen peroxide inhibit growth of bacteria associated with post-operative infections in spine surgery

PurposePost-operative infections are relatively common after posterior spine surgery, and there are several observations reflecting different infection complications related to various metals implanted. Here, we selected an array of different bacterial species that are often found in infections associated with orthopaedic implants and tested for inhibition by hydrogen peroxide...

Pedicle screw anchorage of carbon fiber-reinforced PEEK screws under cyclic loading

PurposePedicle screw loosening is a common and significant complication after posterior spinal instrumentation, particularly in osteoporosis. Radiolucent carbon fiber-reinforced polyetheretherketone (CF/PEEK) pedicle screws have been developed recently to overcome drawbacks of conventional metallic screws, such as metal-induced imaging artifacts and interference with...

Decompression with or without concomitant fusion in lumbar stenosis due to degenerative spondylolisthesis: a systematic review

PurposeThe primary objective of this systematic review is to compare the outcome after decompression with and without concomitant instrumented fusion in patients with lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Does adding fusion to simple decompression lead to better results?MethodsPubMed, Embase, CENTRAL, Cochrane, Web of Science, CINAHL and Academic Search Premier were...

Anterior controllable antidisplacement and fusion surgery for the treatment of multilevel severe ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament with myelopathy: preliminary clinical results of a novel technique

Purpose Although anterior and posterior decompression surgery are both reported to treat patients with myelopathy caused by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). The surgical strategy of the disease is still controversial when the OPLL is multilevel and severe. This present study reports the preliminary clinical results of a novel technique named anterior...