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Social implications of balloon kyphoplasty: prospective study from a single UK centre.
PURPOSE: The incidence of osteoporotic fractures is increasing with an ageing population. This has potential consequences for health services, patients and their families. Treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression ...
Magnifying loupes versus microscope for microdiscectomy and microdecompression.
STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive case series of 51 patients in each group--single-surgeon experience. OBJECTIVE: Comparing magnifying loupes and microscopes for microdiscectomy and microdecompression. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ...
Accuracy of prognostic scores in decision making and predicting outcomes in metastatic spine disease.
INTRODUCTION: Management of metastatic spinal disease has changed significantly over the last few years. Different prognostic scores are used in clinical practice for predicting survival. The aim of this study was to assess ...