In 1998, Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, established the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) and started medical mission trips to Ghana to provide spinal deformity care.
The technique provides three-column support of the vertebrae, contributing to the biomechanical strength of the constructPedicle screw fixation is the preferred method of posterior fusion in lumbar spinal surgery.
Multilevel spinal fusions have typically been associated with significant blood loss. Previous studies have shown a reduction in blood loss with antifibrinolytics in both adolescent and adult spinal deformity patients.
The development of instrumentation for internal fixation of the spine has dramatically improved the surgeon’s ability to successfully provide surgical intervention for a wide variety of spinal disorders.
Of the many potential causes of nerve compression that lead to radiculopathy, vascular etiologies remain among the most infrequent, with an estimated prevalence of only five to ten per million cases of radiculopathy.
The purpose of this study was to provide high-quality evidence regarding the comparative effi cacies of TXA, EACA, and placebo in reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements in patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion surgery.
Numerous studies have reported on postoperative infection following spinal arthrodesis for spinal deformity. The incidence of infection associated with spinal surgery overall ranges from less than 1% to 15%.
The concern for ASD has led to the development of motion-preserving technologies such as TDA. To date, however, no known study has sought to compare the incidence
of ASD between ACDF and TDA in major prospective studies.
Previous studies of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) 22 discriminative validity have lacked sufficiently matched study groups and were limited to a comparison
with three or fewer subgroups of disease severity
Background: Iliac crest harvest has been considered the “gold standard” at producing successful arthrodesis of the lumbar spine but is also
associated with many donor-site morbidities. Many alternatives have been used to avoid iliac crest harvest,
In an effort to obtain objective data regarding scoliosis surgery, patients often use the Internet, which includes sharing experiences in online communities. To this end, physicians have limited knowledge about disease-specific online communities
Multilevel spinal fusion surgery has typically been associated with significant blood loss. To limit both the need for transfusions and co-morbidities associated with blood loss, the use of anti-fibrinolytic agents has been proposed.