Imaging // Spine
An MRI Analysis of the Pelvis to Determine the Ideal Method for Ultrasound-Guided Bone Marrow Aspiration from the Iliac Crest
Pseudo-Pedicle Heterotopic Ossification From Use of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 (rhBMP-2) in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Cages
Combined Anterior-Posterior Decompression and Fusion for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
We conducted a study to evaluate the operative details, perioperative complications, and short-term outcomes associated with combined anterior-posterior decompression and fusion (CAPDF) for treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 21 patients who underwent CAPDF...
Pain // Spine
Music Therapy Increases Comfort and Reduces Pain in Patients Recovering From Spine Surgery
The treatment of pain continues to gain in saliency as a component of defining best practice in medical care. Music therapy is an integrative treatment modality that impacts patient outcomes in the treatment of spinal...
Is a Persistent Vacuum Phenomenon a Sign of Pseudarthrosis After Posterolateral Spinal Fusion?
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the vacuum phenomenon (VP) resolves after posterolateral lumbar fusion, and whether persistence of VP is indicative of failed fusion.
Don’t Forget the Pulses! Aortoiliac Peripheral Artery Disease Masquerading as Lumbar Radiculopathy—A Report of 3 Cases
Orthopedic surgeons commonly encounter patients with lumbar radiculopathy. These patients typically seek treatment for lower back or buttock pain radiating down the leg.