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Michael Akbar
Heidelberg University
63Publications
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737Citations
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Spondylodiscitis accounts for 2–7% of osteomyelitis cases and is characterized by pain, systemic inflammation, and permanent neurological deficits. We aimed to identify imaging characteristics and clinical parameters to successfully predict microbiological pathogens by computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy in suspected spondylodiscitis cases. Forty consecutive patients (mean age 65.1 years) with suspected spondylodiscitis underwent CT-guided biopsy. CT features (non-sclerotic endplate erosions ...
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#1Haidara AlmansourH-Index: 1
#2Wojciech PepkeH-Index: 4
Last.Michael AkbarH-Index: 16
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The three-dimensional nature of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) necessitates a tridimensional assessment and management. Bracing constitutes the mainstay conservative treatment for mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. In the literature hitherto, there has been uncertainty regarding the behavior of the spine, pelvis, and vertebral orientations in the context of bracing, especially in the transverse plane. This poses a challenge to healthcare providers, patients, and their families, as brac...
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#2Michael AkbarH-Index: 16
Last.Werner SchmoelzH-Index: 20
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Vertebral body replacement is well-established to stabilize vertebral injuries due to trauma or cancer. Spinal implants are mainly manufactured by metallic alloys; which leads to artifacts in radiological diagnostics; as well as in radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical data of a novel carbon fiber reinforced polyetheretherketone (CF/PEEK) vertebral body replacement (VBR). Six thoracolumbar specimens were tested in a six degrees of freedom spine tester. In all ...
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#1Haidara AlmansourH-Index: 1
#2Robert SonntagH-Index: 11
Last.Michael AkbarH-Index: 16
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Instrumentation failure in the context of spine surgery is attributed to cyclic loading leading to formation of fatigue cracks, which later propagate and result in rod fracture. A biomechanical analysis of the potential impact of electrocautery on the fatigue life of spinal implants has not been previously performed. The aim of this study was to assess the fatigue life of titanium (Ti) and cobalt-chrome (CoCr) rod-screw constructs after being treated with electrocautery. Twelve spinal constructs...
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#1Markus LoewH-Index: 29
#2S. DoustdarH-Index: 2
Last.Michael AkbarH-Index: 16
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#1Michael AkbarH-Index: 16
Last.Ralf StückerH-Index: 5
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#1D. Adler (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
#2Haidara Almansour (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
Last.Michael Akbar (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 16
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Purpose Pediatric cervical spine injuries constitute approximately 1–2% of all pediatric trauma cases. Usually pediatric vertebral injuries appear as stable A type fractures, whereas B and C type injuries are relatively uncommon. In contrast to adults, the appropriate treatment strategy in children is still controversial and places spine surgeons in complex situations. This article reports the case of a 4-year-old girl with an unstable B type injury at the C6/7 level (AOSpine C6-7: B2 [F4 BL, C7...
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#1Haidara Almansour (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
#2W. Pepke (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
Last.Michael Akbar (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 16
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Background Bracing constitutes the mainstay treatment for mild scoliosis. The 3D reconstruction of the spine using low-dose stereoradiographic imaging (LSI) is increasingly being used to determine the true shape of the deformity and to assess the success of bracing.
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#1Markus Loew (Atos)H-Index: 29
#2S. Doustdar (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 2
Last.Michael Akbar (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 16
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Background Use of the arm above shoulder level has been described as a risk factor for developing rotator cuff tears (RCT). There is a lack of information regarding the frequency and distribution of RCT in a population using their arms above shoulder level during daily work. The aim of this study was to analyze clinical and radiographic findings in a population of painters working more than 10 years and to compare the results with a control group (CG) Materials and methods 100 individuals workin...
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