Spine

Latest journal articles about spine from European Spine Journal, Scoliosis, The Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Acta Orthopaedica, Orthopedic Clinics of North, America, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, Orthopedics

Related Articles Abstracts for the CSRS-es Annual Meeting in Bordeaux 2013. Eur Spine J. 2013 Jul 11; Authors: PMID: 23842637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23842637?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles Genetics of disc-related disorders: current findings and lessons from other complex diseases. Eur Spine J. 2013 Jul 10; Authors: Näkki A, Battié MC, Kaprio J Abstract

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Related Articles Diagnosis and treatment of a C2-osteoblastoma encompassing the vertebral artery. Eur Spine J. 2013 Jul 10; Authors: Stavridis SI, Pingel A, Schnake KJ, Kandziora F Abstract INTRODUCTION: Osteoblastoma is a rare, benign bone tumor that accounts for approximately 1 % of all primary bone tumors and 5 % of spinal tumors, mostly arising within the posterior elements of the spine within the second and third decades of life. Nonspecific initial symptoms mainly neck or back pain and stiffness of the spine remain often undiagnosed and the destructive nature of the expanding tumor can cause even neurological deficits. CT and MRI scans constitute the basic imaging modalities employed in diagnosis and preoperative planning with the former delineating the location and osseous involvement of the mass and the latter providing appreciation of the effect on soft tissues and neural elements.

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Related Articles Trauma of the upper cervical spine: focus on vertical atlantoaxial dislocation. Eur Spine J. 2013 Jul 10; Authors: Pissonnier ML, Lazennec JY, Renoux J, Rousseau MA Abstract PURPOSE: Traumatic ligament injuries of the craniovertebral junction, either isolated or associated with bone avulsion or fracture, often lead to death. These injuries are rare and underrated but are increasingly seen in emergency departments due to the improvement in initial on-scene management of accidents. Vertical atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) is a specific lesion that was barely reported. Based on our experience, our goal was to systematically investigate the prevalence and prognosis of traumatic vertical AAD and discuss its management. METHODS: All cervical CT scans performed at our institution between 2006 and 2010 for cervical trauma in adults were retrospectively reviewed. Based on the measurement of lateral mass index (LMI), defined as the gap between C1 and C2 articular facets, we identified three cases of traumatic vertical AAD in 300 CT scans. Their medical records were investigated.

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