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The incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) after long-segment fixation in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) has been reported to range from 17% to 61.7%. Recent studies have reported using "hybrid" techniques in which semirigid fixation is introduced between the fused and flexible segments at the proximal level to allow a more gradual transition. The authors used these hybrid techniques in a clinical setting and analyzed PJK to evaluate the usefulness of the flexible rod (FR) technique.
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Name: Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
Proximal junctional kyphosis - PJK has been defined by a 10 or greater increase in kyphosis at the proximal junction as measured by the Cobb angle from the caudal endplate of the uppermost instrumente...
Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a common radiographic complication of adult spinal deformity (ASD) corrective surgery. Although previous literature has reported a 5 to 61% incidence of PJK, thes...
To evaluate the incidence and risk factors associated with proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients following correction surgery.
This study aimed to quantify the response of the cervical spine to the surgical correction of Scheuermann's kyphosis (SK) and to postoperative proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK).
Sublaminar implants that encircle cortical bone are well-established adjuncts to pedicle screw-rod constructs in pediatric deformity surgery. Sublaminar bands (SLBs) in particular carry the advantage ...
This research is being done to compare two methods of surgery to treat scoliosis and/or kyphosis of the spine.
The surgical management of spinal deformities especially in adults is complex. The conventional surgical treatment of these deformations is a scope arthrodesis of the spine. The quality of...
The purpose of this study to determine the radiographic and clinical outcomes of spinal deformity surgical treatment in patients with Scheuermann's Kyphosis.
This study seeks to determine whether a specially designed Hatha Yoga program can reduce hyperkyphosis in men and women who are at least 60 years of age and who have excessive thoracic kyp...
The aim of this, two-arm, parallel group, patient-randomised controlled, superiority trial is to evaluate the survival rate of approximal Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) restoration...
Symmetrical osteitis of the four limbs, chiefly localized to the phalanges and the terminal epiphyses of the long bones of the forearm and leg, sometimes extending to the proximal ends of the limbs and the flat bones, and accompanied by dorsal kyphosis and joint involvement. It is often secondary to chronic conditions of the lungs and heart. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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A junctional adhesion molecule subtype that is localized to high endothelial VENULES, heart ENDOTHELIUM, TROPHOBLASTS of the PLANCENTA, and in the ENDOTHELIUM of ARTERIOLES.
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