posteriore C1/C2-Stabilisation

Die postoperative Bildgebung nach einer dorsalen Fusion C1/2 zeigt immer die Gefahr auf, die bei der Implantation der Schrauben besteht: einige Millimeter entscheiden über das Outcome - eine Gefässverletzung kann gravierenden negativen Einfluss haben. Die häufig verwendeten Techniken sind die Magerl- und die Harms-Technik. Während bei der Magerl-Technik, die von…

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…