Vol 4, No 3 (September 14, 2018): Journal of Spine Surgery

Original Study

Outcomes and revision rates following multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
Joseph L. Laratta, Hemant P. Reddy, Kelly R. Bratcher, Katlyn E. McGraw, Leah Y. Carreon, R. Kirk Owens II
Surgical management of spinal fractures in ankylosing spondylitis
Etka Kurucan, David N. Bernstein, Addisu Mesfin
The effect of standing vs. variants of the seated position on lumbar intersegmental angulation and spacing: a radiographic study of 20 asymptomatic subjects
Todd F. Alamin, Vijay Agarwal, Alicia Zagel, Albi Qeli
A comparison of narcotic usage and length of post-operative hospital stay in open versus minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion with percutaneous pedicle screws
Darshan Vora, Matthew Kinnard, David Falk, Michael Hoy, Sachin Gupta, Christine Piper, Warren Yu, Faisal Siddiqui, Joseph O’Brien
Trends in cervical disc arthroplasty and revisions in the Medicare database
Timothy R. Niedzielak, Bijan J. Ameri, Blaze Emerson, Rushabh M. Vakharia, Martin W. Roche, John P. Malloy IV
An epidural steroid injection in the 6 months preceding a lumbar decompression without fusion predisposes patients to postoperative infections
Chester J. Donnally III, Augustus J. Rush III, Sebastian Rivera, Rushabh M. Vakharia, Ajit M. Vakharia, Dustin H. Massel, Frank J. Eismont
Early term effects of rhBMP-2 on pedicle screw fixation in a sheep model: histomorphometric and biomechanical analyses
Jeffrey M. Toth, Mei Wang, Chetan K. Patel, Akshi Arora
Chordoma of the mobile spine and sacrum: clinical management and prognosis
Taylor D’Amore, Brendan Boyce, Addisu Mesfin
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an independent predictor for 30-day readmissions following 1- to 2-level posterior lumbar fusions
Azeem Tariq Malik, Nikhil Jain, Jeffery Kim, Safdar N. Khan, Elizabeth Yu
Prophylactic muscle flap reconstruction after complex spine surgery for degenerative disease: case series and institutional protocol
Nikhil Adapa, Nikhil Jain, Allison Capek, Rajiv Chandawarkar, Safdar N. Khan, Yazeed M. Gussous, Elizabeth Yu
Comparison of implant survivability in primary 1- to 2-level lumbar fusion amongst opioid abusers and non-opioid abusers
Rushabh M. Vakharia, Chester J. Donnally III, Augustus J. Rush III, Ajit M. Vakharia, Derek D. Berglund, Neil V. Shah, Michael Y. Wang
Is the routine use of magnetic resonance imaging indicated in patients with scoliosis?
Varun Dewan, Adrian Gardner, Stephen Forster, Jake Matthews, Matthew Newton Ede, Jwalant Mehta, Jonathan Spilsbury, David Marks
An observation of massive lumbar disc prolapse
Edmond Chun Ying U, Anupkumar Shetty, Peter Richard Scott Craig, Shashank Dattatraya Chitgopkar
Routine perioperative practices and postoperative outcomes for elective lumbar laminectomies
Mina Tohidi, Tiffany Lung, David Yen
A less invasive surgery using a full-endoscopic system for L5 nerve root compression caused by lumbar foraminal stenosis
Katsuhiko Ishibashi, Yasushi Oshima, Hirokazu Inoue, Yuichi Takano, Hiroki Iwai, Hirohiko Inanami, Hisashi Koga
Management of symptomatic sacral perineural cysts with microsurgery and a vascularized fasciocutaneous flap
Parmenion P. Tsitsopoulos, Niklas Marklund, Konstantin Salci, Anders Holtz, Maria Mani
Extreme lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) in the management of degenerative scoliosis: a retrospective case series
Konstantinos N. Paterakis, Alexandros G. Brotis, Athanasios Paschalis, Alkiviadis Tzannis, Konstantinos N. Fountas
Utility of the claw sign in spine magnetic nuclear resonance with diffusion to differentiate Modic type I changes for degenerative disease versus infection
Juan Esteban Muñoz Montoya, Carlos Pérez Cataño, Angela María Tapicha Cuellar, Maria Paula Vargas Osorio, Jimar Rivero Cano, Juan Carlos Luque Suarez, Marco Luciano Charry Lopez
A Colombian experience involving SpineJack®, a consecutive series of patients experiencing spinal fractures, percutaneous approach and anatomical restoration 2016–2017
Juan Esteban Muñoz Montoya, Christian Torres, Esteban Ramírez Ferrer, Erik Edgardo Muñoz Rodríguez
Microendoscopic discectomy (MED) for lumbar disc herniation: comparison of learning curve of the surgery and outcome with other established case studies
Kodeeswaran Marappan, Ranganathan Jothi, Sherina Paul Raj

Review of Techniques

Robotic versus freehand S2 alar iliac fixation: in-depth technical considerations
Joseph L. Laratta, Jamal N. Shillingford, Joshua S. Meredith, Lawrence G. Lenke, Ronald A. Lehman, Jeffrey L. Gum
Design of a 3D navigation template to guide the screw trajectory in spine: a step-by-step approach using Mimics and 3-Matic software
Zhen-Hua Feng, Xiao-Bin Li, Kevin Phan, Zhi-Chao Hu, Kai Zhang, Jie Zhao, Wen-Fei Ni, Ai-Min Wu