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Spinal radiosurgery – efficacy and safety after prior conventional radiotherapy

Conventional external beam radiotherapy is a standard procedure for treatment of spinal metastases. In case of progression spinal cord tolerance limits further radiotherapy in pre-irradiated areas. Spinal stereotactic radiotherapy is

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Britspine 2012

The 2nd to 4th May sees the biennial Britspine conference take place at the Sage, in the vibrant and exciting northern city of Newcastle. This meeting will be the seventh

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Implantation of spinal cord stimulator in a patient with cancer pain

Abstract Around 56% of sufferers of cancer-related pain, experience moderate to severe pain and around 10-15% of these patients fail to get adequate pain relief with conventional treatment. Spinal cord

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The development and safety of clinical physiologist-led intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services

Background Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) provides the surgeon operating on the spine with a highly sensitive and specific early warning of potentially reversible neurological change1. It has become a standard

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Segmental correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis by all-screw fixation method in adolescents and young adults

AbstractBackground In our institution, the fixation technique in treating idiopathic scoliosis was shifted from hybrid fixation to the all-screw method beginning in 2000. We conducted this study to assess the

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A missed injury leading to delayed diagnosis and postoperative infection of an unstable thoracic spine fracture – case report of a potentially preventable complication

Abstract Background Patients suffering from polytrauma often present with altered mental status and have varying levels of examinability. This makes evaluation difficult. Physicians are often required to rely on advanced

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Spinal bracing for the child with neurological dysfunction: is the future rigid?

Introduction Provision of rigid orthoses has been provided since the pre-Columbian Indian population used cork bark to stabilise the spine around 900AD. Although the materials have improved greatly over the

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Kyphoplasty in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures – Guidelines and technical considerations

Abstract Background Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures are a menace to the elderly generation causing diminished quality of life due to pain and deformity. At first, conservative treatment still is the

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EUROSPINE 2011

A warm welcome has been extended for you to join the EuroSpine annual event. This October, the EuroSpine committee are hosting a great opportunity for you to be part of

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Introduction Studies have shown intervertebral discs, facet joints and sacroiliac joints to be potential sources of low back pain. Whilst there is a wealth of evidence regarding the diagnosis and