Advances in Orthopedics

Posterior Transpedicular Dynamic Systems in the Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Instability


Publishing date
29 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
09 Nov 2012

Lead Editor

1Neurosurgery Department, Koc University School of Medicine, Sariyer, 34450 Istanbul, Turkey

2Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE), Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bilim University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Spine Center, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Sisli, 34403 Istanbul, Turkey

4Department of Neurosurgery, American Hospital, Nisantasi, 34365 Istanbul, Turkey

5Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Neurosurgery, Koc University, Sariyer, 34450 Istanbul, Turkey


Posterior Transpedicular Dynamic Systems in the Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Instability

Description

Low back pain is a very common problem. It has become one of the leading causes of disability, and the cost of treatment has been increasing progressively each year. On the other hand, the clinical results are not satisfactory. The search for a cure and elimination of back pain does not appear to be a viable option at this point. There are numerous theories trying to explain how the pain occurs. The segmental instability is an important factor in low back pain. The development of disk degeneration demolishes many pathologies starting from the simple annular tear to degenerative scoliosis. Simple discectomy, fusion, or total disc arthroplasty, all of these treatments, are based on the destruction/removal of lumbar disc. We must keep in our minds that none of any artificial material is now worth of our own disc. So our treatment strategy should always have a respectful strategy to disc. Pedicle screw-based dynamic stabilization urges us not to destroy/remove but support the functional segment.

On the other hand, multilevel chronic instability is predominantly seen in older age group. Fusion results are mostly disappointing, and total disc replacement has no place in the treatment of elderly patients.

We should conclude that either the dynamic stabilization is a strong alternative to traditional surgical methods, or fusion is still a gold standard in the surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Philosophy of pedicle screw-based dynamic stabilization
  • Biomechanics of different systems
  • Finite element studies
  • Artificial ligament systems
  • Dynamic rod systems
  • Facet replacement systems
  • Clinical series
  • Superiority and weakest points of these systems
  • Comparing with a fusion and disc prosthesis
  • Complications

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 432520
  • - Editorial

Posterior Transpedicular Dynamic Systems in the Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Instability

Ali Fahir Ozer | Vijay K. Goel | ... | Deniz Erbulut
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 745610
  • - Research Article

The Comprehensive Biomechanics and Load-Sharing of Semirigid PEEK and Semirigid Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Systems

D. K. Sengupta | Brandon Bucklen | ... | Saif Khalil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 365059
  • - Clinical Study

Adult's Degenerative Scoliosis: Midterm Results of Dynamic Stabilization without Fusion in Elderly Patients—Is It Effective?

Mario Di Silvestre | Francesco Lolli | ... | Andrea Baioni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 806267
  • - Clinical Study

Dynamic Stabilisation in the Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease with Modic Changes

Olcay Eser | Cengiz Gomleksiz | ... | Ali Fahir Ozer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 437570
  • - Research Article

Intervertebral Disc Rehydration after Lumbar Dynamic Stabilization: Magnetic Resonance Image Evaluation with a Mean Followup of Four Years

Li-Yu Fay | Jau-Ching Wu | ... | Henrich Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 753470
  • - Review Article

Dynamic Stabilization for Challenging Lumbar Degenerative Diseases of the Spine: A Review of the Literature

Tuncay Kaner | Ali Fahir Ozer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 738252
  • - Research Article

Does Semi-Rigid Instrumentation Using Both Flexion and Extension Dampening Spacers Truly Provide an Intermediate Level of Stabilization?

Dilip Sengupta | Brandon Bucklen | ... | Saif Khalil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 637362
  • - Clinical Study

The Interspinous Spacer: A New Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Concept for Prevention of Adjacent Segment Disease

Antoine Nachanakian | Antonios El Helou | Moussa Alaywan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 270565
  • - Clinical Study

A Novel Approach to the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations: Indications of Simple Discectomy and Posterior Transpedicular Dynamic Stabilization Based on Carragee Classification

A. F. Ozer | F. Keskin | ... | M. Sasani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 451956
  • - Review Article

Biomechanics of Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Systems

D. U. Erbulut | I. Zafarparandeh | ... | V. K. Goel
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