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Preventing proximal junctional failure in long segmental instrumented cases of adult degenerative scoliosis using a multilevel stabilization screw technique

Lee Sandquist, Daniel Carr, Doris Tong, Roger Gonda, Teck M. Soo

Date of publication: 25-Jun-2015

Background:The authors sought to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the multilevel stabilization screw (MLSS) technique in decreasing the incidence of proximal junctional failure in long segmental instrumented fusions for adult degenerative scoliosis.

Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia secondary to stroke in an adult patient

Melissa Ann Eppinger, Casey Melissa Berman, Catherine Anne Mazzola

Date of publication: 25-Jun-2015

Background:Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is often recommended for children with spastic paraparesis and cerebral palsy. SDR reduces spasticity in the lower extremities for these children with spastic paraplegia. However, SDR is infrequently recommended for adults with spasticity. Spastic diplegia in adult patients can be due to stroke, brain or spinal cord injury from trauma, infection, toxic-metabolic disorders, and other causes. Although rarely considered, SDR is an option for adult patients with spastic diplegia as well.

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