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Dysphagia Incidence after Outpatient Anterior Cervical Surgery Using Instrumentation versus No Instrumentation

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.152
Pages: 
39-45
Synopsis: 
The medical records of patients who had undergone anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and anterior cervical discectomy were reviewed. There was no statistically significant difference in the clinical outcomes of neck disability index scores between the groups. The incidence of dysphagia was noted to be 12% in patients who had undergone anterior cervical discectomy and fusion compared to no instrumentation.

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Accepted: 
11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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%.

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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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Stabilizing Effects of a Particulate Demineralized Bone Matrix in the L4 - Interbody Space with and without PEEK Cage – A Literature Review and Preliminary Results of a Cadaveric Biomechanical Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.021
Synopsis: 
A review of the biological elements supporting the usefulness of a particulate form of demineralized bone matrix with spinal fusion reports some limitations of its use described in the medical literature, and in the interbody space, using a cadaveric biomechanical model
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Accepted: 
19 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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