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AV Coombs

Incidence and Risk Analysis of Surgical Site Infection in Spine Surgery Patients in an Outpatient versus Hospital Cohort

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.035
Pages: 
450–6
Synopsis: 
A surgical site infection is a well-documented form of patient morbidity. A significant decrease was noted in an outpatient setting. Modifiable risk factors such as weight, smoking, alcohol use and numbers of levels necessary for operation should be considered.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a well-documented cause of patient morbidity, with an associated increase in cost to the healthcare system. The move to outpatient surgery is to reduce the overall cost of surgery in conjunction with improved patient morbidity.

Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 10 Jul, 2017

Experience and Benefits of Using a Pre-drilled Screw Hole before Placing Anterior Cervical Plates in 330 Consecutive Patients during Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.034
Pages: 
445–9
Synopsis: 
The use of a pre-drilled pilot hole prior to anterior cervical plate placement decreases the size of the plate used. There is improved accuracy while placing the plate and it reduces adjacent segment encroachment.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 10 Jul, 2017

Safety and Outcome of Outpatient 2-Level Hybrid Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion plus Adjacent Total Disc Replacement

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.033
Pages: 
440–4
Synopsis: 
Hybrid anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and total disc replacement (TDR) have been found to exhibit similar outcomes in the treatment of cervical spondylosis.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 10 Jul, 2017

Feasibility, Risks, and Outcomes of Percutaneous Oblique Extraforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Technique

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.214
Synopsis: 
The medical records of the patients who had extraforaminal lumbar fusion were reviewed. There were significant improvements in their clinical outcomes on VAS and NDI scores; however, less than favourable results as the complication rate was noted at 50%.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To demonstrate the feasibility, risks and outcomes of percutaneous oblique extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF) technique. There is a growing interest in using less invasive and less exposure surgery techniques but very little has been written on an extraformainal approach for decompression and interbody fusion through Kambin’s Triangle with the advantage of sparing the facets and lamina plus dissection of the multifidus muscles.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 29 Jun, 2016

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