European Spine Journal

http://link.springer.com/journal/586

List of Papers (Total 669)

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...

A novel muscle-sparing high thoracotomy for upper thoracic spine resection and reconstruction

PurposeHigh thoracotomy allows access to the anterior cervicothoracic and upper thoracic vertebrae; however, traditional techniques transect shoulder girdle muscles, leading to postoperative shoulder dysfunction. Muscle-sparing techniques diminish this concern, but often sacrifice the quality of exposure. We describe a novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach for the...

Concurrent validity of photogrammetric and inclinometric techniques based on assessment of anteroposterior spinal curvatures

Purpose The purpose of the study was to investigate correlations between parameters of anteroposterior spinal curvatures in the sagittal plane, measured with the use of photogrammetric technique and inclinometer in healthy elderly women. Methods Randomized study involved 50 females, ranging from 50 to 70 years of age (mean 62.26 ± 6.94); mean body mass index (BMI) 27.69 ± 4.79...