AOSpine Kurs

Am 17.11.2018 organisieren wir einen faszinierenden Kurs! Die virtuelle, simulierte Platzierung von Pedikelschrauben oder Kirschner-Drähten oder z.B. Nadeln für eine Zementierung eines Wirbels kann am 17. November 2018 bei uns in Baden im Kantonsspital Baden (KSB) erlernt werden. Schaut euch bitte das Video an – es ist eine Einmalige Gelegenheit…

Spinal Fusion and BMP-2

Complications and cancer rates in spine fusion with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) Abstract here (European Spine Journal  (2015). doi:10.1007/s00586-015-3870-9) Abstract Purpose     To quantitatively synthesize the available best evidence for general complications, heterotopic ossification (HO), retrograde ejaculation, cervical swelling, and cancer rates with the use of rhBMP-2 in lumbar…

Spine Fusion and Platelets

Platelet concentrates in spine fusion: meta-analysis of union rates and complications in controlled trials Abstract here (European Spine Journal; May 2016, Volume 25, Issue 5,  pp 1474–1483) Abstract Purpose Platelet concentrates in spine fusion gained increasing popularity among spine surgeons. They avoid morbidity of bone harvest and promise good union…

Spine Fusion with BMP-7

Union Rate and Complications in Spine Fusion with Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Full Article here (Global Spine Journal 2016; 06(02): 124-132; DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557143) Abstract Study Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Objective The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the current best evidence to assess effectiveness and…

Klassifikation HWS-Verletzung

Die AO-Spine, die weltgrösste internationale Wirbelsäulenchirurgie-Organisation, hat eine neue Klassifikation der cervikalen Verletzungen veröffentlicht. Ich finde sie sehr gut und einfach und verständlich. Dankenswerterweise haben die Kollegen um Prof. Alex Vaccaro gleich ein Video veröffentlicht. Ich kann es nur empfehlen. Es ist in englischer Sprache. Mehr Informationen über Klassifikationen erhalten Sie…

surgical site infection

The incidence of surgical site infection may vary among spine units, but wherever implants are used in surgery there is the risk of a severe problem. If you are looking for systematic reviews regarding to surgical site infections in spinal surgery, you can use this link: systematic reviews spine surgical…

survey

I do (quite often) ask on Twitter my followers and the whole audience some questions about spine surgery - and I use the poll-function to receive an anonymous answer - just feel free to participate - you can follow me on Twitter (ATiMamagiani) - it's interactive and interesting ...  …

missed diagnosis in traumatic spine

How could it happen, that we've missed this fracture? This question is often heard. Even in the age of CT-scan and MRI and a huge number of highly trained and specialized spine surgeons - nearly every day, there are missed spinal injuries. It's on us to teach all these emergency physicians…

systematic reviews

This is a service for my followers/visitors, who are looking for an easier pubmed-search. I will post here on this sites quite often direct links to systematic reviews in spine surgery, which are published on pubmed. The algorithm is very easy: go to the "clinical queries" section on pubmed an…

Treatment of isolated cervical facet fractures: a systematic review

There is a new publication about isolated facet fractures (here). The list of authors is a list of the well known AO Spine experts. Most of them contributed to the new AO Spine classification of thoracolumbar spine injuries and cervical spine injuries. Their work is very important for us, because they…

Elastofibroma of the spine

Due to the huge amount of refugees, coming to Europe from Africa and the Middle East since 2014, there are more rare diseases in Switzerland than before. Not only infectious diseases like tuberculosis of the spine but also tumors are seen, which are more frequent in different ethnic populations. We…