Authors:Jayme Augusto Bertelli, Sushil Nehete, Elisa Cristiana Winkelmann Duarte, Neehar Patel and Marcos Flávio Ghizoni
The authors developed a new technique for wrist extension restoration in radial nerve paralysis. They describe their anatomical cadaveric findings and report the results of their nerve transfer technique in 5 patients followed for at least 24 months postoperatively. Although some anatomical studies pertaining to nerve transfer surgery for radial nerve reconstruction have been published, the course and disposition of the pronator teres motor branches and histomorphometric analysis have been lacking until now.
Authors:Christopher D. Witiw, Fabrice Smieliauskas, Sandra A. Ham and Vincent C. Traynelis
Little is currently known about the uptake of cervical disc replacement (CDR) surgery in the general patient population. This study of American commercial insurance claims data suggests a substantial rise in the utilization of CDR for symptomatic single-level cervical spondylotic pathology between 2009 and 2017. The increase appears to have begun in 2013 and continued thereafter. Uptake of this new technology is much stronger in some regions of the United States than in others.
Authors:Elizabeth Schepke, Magnus Tisell, Colin Kennedy, Stephanie Puget, Paolo Ferroli, Mathilde Chevignard, François Doz, Barry Pizer, Stefan Rutkowski, Maura Massimino, Aurora Navajas, Edward Schwalbe, Debbie Hicks, Steven C. Clifford, Torsten Pietsch and Birgitta Lannering
Authors:Yue-Qi Du, Teng Li, Chao Ma, Guang-Yu Qiao, Yi-Heng Yin and Xin-Guang Yu
The authors investigated, for the first time, the biomechanical properties of C2 bicortical translaminar screw fixation and C2–3 transarticular screw fixation as alternative techniques to the Goel-Harms technique for atlantoaxial fixation. The authors believe that these new fixation techniques may serve as alternative procedures when the Goel-Harms technique is not feasible due to anatomical constraints.
This article seeks to analyze the decisions Harvey Cushing made with the challenging case of HW, an adolescent boy with a craniopharyngioma involving the third ventricle. HW's case provides valuable lessons for neurosurgeons today, particularly the importance of dedicating all possible time and energy to save a life. Cushing's concepts and perspectives about the importance of scientific knowledge and ethical commitment to the patients are as relevant as ever to guide current generations of neurosurgeons.
MIS lateral ACR for spinal deformity correction: technique and complication avoidance
Deformity correction using minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques can be challenging. Here the authors present a case in which an anterior column resection was performed using an MIS lateral approach to restore lumbar lordosis and improve sagittal balance. The authors demonstrate the technique and discuss potential complications and how they may be avoided.
Dr. Rhoton's Lecture on approaches to the brainstem. An overview of the anatomy related to the subtemporal, Kawase, transcavernous, retrosigmoid, translabyrinthine, transcochlear, far lateral, transcondylar, transoral, telovelar, supracerebellar infratentorial, occipital, combined supra/infratentorial presigmoid, and endoscopic transclival approaches.