Tetanus disease has been known to man since the 14th century when John of Arderne, an English surgeon, described a case of tetanus following a gardening injury.
Rouben presents a case of a year-old male with a relatively atypical isthmic spondylolisthesis at L4-L5. His patient is an obese male who smokes six cigars per day. The patient failed conservative care, including a 6-week course of physical therapy, which worsened his symptoms.
The reader should be cautioned about accepting at face value that physical therapy failed without getting more information about the specifics of therapy. Many patients who claim to have had physical therapy have not done any active exercise or may have a directionality to their pain, and the therapy was done counter to their preferred direction.
Rouben does not mention if he counseled the patient to stop smoking prior to surgery, but this is something that certainly should be considered. Once the patient has failed therapy, there are multiple surgical options for this condition. In principle, any procedure that stabilizes the level and decompresses the exiting nerve root should have a reasonably good success rate.
In this case, Dr. As seen in the post-op and final imaging, the spondylolisthesis was reduced and the foraminal heights significantly increased. In addition, the final follow-up films would indicate a solid arthrodesis. MIS surgery has the advantage of shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery but has not been shown to improve long-term results [versus open procedures].
Further longer-term studies will clarify the role of these interesting new technologies. Does it matter which exercise?
A randomized control trial of exercise for low back pain. Spine Phila Pa J Spinal Disord Tech. Clinical and radiological outcomes of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
The issue of smoking and poor personal commitment to proper health is a continuing and pervasive problem in our society.
Unfortunately, the state, in which I reside, is inundated with obesity and smokers. If local healthcare professionals restricted care to only those that did not smoke, no patients would be treated.
Access to physical therapy is controlled and restricted based on healthcare mandated funds. The number of visits and what is done at these visits is closely controlled and restricted by the insurance carriers. I have tried to avoid using the pedicle screws to both distract and also to compress the disc spaces so as not to stress the screw bone fixation Finally, the question of long-term results of MIS TLIF, as well as an explanation of the MIS TLIF technique, has been painstakingly and definitively addressed in the recently published peer reviewed literature.Reduction of Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.
Xarelto is indicated to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Examining a Benign Tumour But how did the researchers know that in this boy's case, the tumour was indeed from the stem cell therapy?
It was all understood after the spinal cord growth was operated on and removed from the boy. Conditions That Respond Well to Chiropractic Care A initiativeblog.com article collection Please review this assortment of articles, including case studies and randomized trials supporting chiropractic care for a variety of conditions other than neck or back pain.
CASE STUDY EXAMPLE INTRODUCTION Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy which addresses dysfunction within the craniosacral system, which follows the movement and flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the.
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