Advances in Orthopedics

Current Best Practices and Emerging Approaches in the Management of Acute Spinal Trauma


Publishing date
01 Aug 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Mar 2018

Lead Editor

1University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA

2Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

3Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden


Current Best Practices and Emerging Approaches in the Management of Acute Spinal Trauma

Description

During the past few decades, there have been tremendous developments in orthopaedic surgeons’ approach to patients with acute traumatic injuries involving the spine or the spinal cord or combined injuries. As a result of advances in the scientific knowledge behind biomechanical and neurological aspects of spinal trauma, along with ever-improved imaging modalities and operative techniques, nonsurgical and surgical management approaches to spinal trauma patients have evolved.

The main principles of nonsurgical treatment based on ATLS protocols and of surgical treatments including neurologic decompression, rigid stabilization, and return of acceptable alignment have been universally accepted. Applications of these principles have also advanced regarding the use of both surgical and nonsurgical treatment protocols.

This special issue will discuss the current best practices and present developments in nonsurgical and surgical treatment approaches to acute spinal trauma patients. Our expert guest editors are inviting high-quality clinical and basic science original research articles as well as systematic review articles that focus on acute spinal trauma.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Clinical studies focusing on the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of cervical and thoracolumbar trauma that results in fractures and/or dislocations of the vertebral column
  • Results from pilot trials or completed clinical trials relevant to the treatment of posttraumatic acute spinal cord injury
  • Basic science studies that investigate the effects of various biological treatment modalities in the treatment of trauma-induced spinal cord injuries
  • Preventive measures to minimize the potential risks for traumatic spinal injury
  • Demographic studies revealing differences in incidence, mechanism of injury, and outcomes based on various geographies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8634260
  • - Editorial

Current Best Practices and Emerging Approaches in the Management of Acute Spinal Trauma

Kivanc Atesok | Nobuhiro Tanaka | ... | Steven Theiss
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6578097
  • - Review Article

Traumatic Lumbosacral Dislocation: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Management

Andrew S. Moon | Kivanc Atesok | ... | Steven M. Theiss
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6085962
  • - Research Article

Stability of the Subaxial Spine after Penetrating Trauma: Do Classification Systems Apply?

Jackson Rucker Staggers | Thomas Elliot Niemeier | ... | Steven Michael Theiss
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6098510
  • - Research Article

Closed Reduction in a “Hyperextended Supine Position” with Percutaneous Transsacral-Transiliac and Iliosacral Screw Fixation for Denis Zone III Sacral Fractures

Hideto Irifune | Suguru Hirayama | ... | Toshihiko Yamashita
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5023908
  • - Research Article

Spinopelvic Dissociation: Comparison of Outcomes of Percutaneous versus Open Fixation Strategies

Jeffrey M. Pearson | Thomas E. Niemeier | ... | Sakthivel Rajaram Manoharan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6365472
  • - Clinical Study

Percutaneous Injection of Strontium Containing Hydroxyapatite versus Polymethacrylate Plus Short-Segment Pedicle Screw Fixation for Traumatic A2- and A3/AO-Type Fractures in Adults

Panagiotis Korovessis | Eva Mpountogianni | ... | Vasileios Tsekouras
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4765050
  • - Review Article

Pathology and Treatment of Traumatic Cervical Spine Syndrome: Whiplash Injury

Nobuhiro Tanaka | Kivanc Atesok | ... | Nobuo Adachi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7060654
  • - Review Article

Posttraumatic Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality

Kivanc Atesok | Nobuhiro Tanaka | ... | Steven Theiss
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6516893
  • - Research Article

Epidemiology of C2 Fractures in the 21st Century: A National Registry Cohort Study of 6,370 Patients from 1997 to 2014

Anna-Lena Robinson | Claes Olerud | Yohan Robinson
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