Purpose The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) as a potential parameter of spinal cord damage in cervical spine instability at the atlanto-axial level in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.
Last.Joseph Cheng(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center)
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Introduction Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) occurs due to failure of vertebral segmentation during development. Minimal research has been done to understand the prevalence of associated symptoms. Here, we report one of the largest collections of KFS patient data.
#1Qingjie Kong('SMMU': Second Military Medical University)H-Index: 2
#2Xiaofei Sun('SMMU': Second Military Medical University)H-Index: 1
Last.Jiangang Shi('SMMU': Second Military Medical University)H-Index: 13
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Purpose We have introduced a novel surgery technique named anterior controllable antedisplacement and fusion (ACAF) for the treatment of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. As reported, the satisfactory postoperative outcome can be attributed to the larger decompression width. However, it may associate with high prevalence of vertebral artery injury (VAI) theoretically. Thus, assessment of the vulnerability of vertebral artery in ACAF is of great importance.
Objective The surgical treatment of lower cervical facet dislocation is controversial. The objective of this study was to compare the surgical trauma and clinical results of a novel anterior-only approach and with those of the conventional posterior–anterior approach to obtain an optimal method to treat lower cervical facet dislocation.
Purpose To investigate the influence of the immediate post-operative change in disc space angle relative to preoperation on heterotopic ossification (HO) occurrence following cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) and on clinical and radiographic outcomes.
Purpose Neck pain is considered a common characteristic of migraine attacks. The relationship between neck pain and migraine can be explained by central sensitization of the trigeminocervical complex, where superior cervical afferents and the trigeminal nerve converge. However, few studies have evaluated motor control of cervical muscles in individuals with migraine. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to determine the extensor/flexor ratio of neck muscle strength and electromyographic ac...