Kan Min

Summary

Affiliation: Schulthess Clinic
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The assessment of complications after spine surgery: time for a paradigm shift?
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lennghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine J 13:615-24. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Fulfilment of patient-rated expectations predicts the outcome of surgery for femoroacetabular impingement
    A F Mannion
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 21:44-50. 2013
  3. pmc The bothersomeness of patient self-rated "complications" reported 1 year after spine surgery
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:1625-32. 2012
  4. pmc Reliability and validity of the cross-culturally adapted Italian version of the Core Outcome Measures Index
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:S737-49. 2012
  5. pmc Spine stabilisation exercises in the treatment of chronic low back pain: a good clinical outcome is not associated with improved abdominal muscle function
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:1301-10. 2012
  6. pmc LumbSten: the lumbar spinal stenosis outcome study
    Johann Steurer
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, University Hospital, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:254. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Great expectations: really the novel predictor of outcome after spinal surgery?
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1590-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The association between beliefs about low back pain and work presenteeism
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1256-66. 2009
  9. pmc The role of patient expectations in predicting outcome after total knee arthroplasty
    Anne F Mannion
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R139. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The relationship between psychological factors and performance on the Biering-Sørensen back muscle endurance test
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine J 11:849-57. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint The assessment of complications after spine surgery: time for a paradigm shift?
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lennghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine J 13:615-24. 2013
    ..Recent years have witnessed a shift in the assessment of spine surgical outcomes with a greater focus on the patient's perspective. However, this approach has not been widely extended to the assessment of complications...
  2. doi request reprint Fulfilment of patient-rated expectations predicts the outcome of surgery for femoroacetabular impingement
    A F Mannion
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 21:44-50. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the role of expectations in relation to patient-rated global treatment outcome in patients undergoing hip preservation surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)...
  3. pmc The bothersomeness of patient self-rated "complications" reported 1 year after spine surgery
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:1625-32. 2012
    ..This study sought to quantify the incidence and bothersomeness of patient-rated complications 1 year after surgery...
  4. pmc Reliability and validity of the cross-culturally adapted Italian version of the Core Outcome Measures Index
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:S737-49. 2012
    ..The Italian COMI represents a practical, reliable, and valid tool for use with Italian-speaking patients and will be of value for international studies and surgical registries...
  5. pmc Spine stabilisation exercises in the treatment of chronic low back pain: a good clinical outcome is not associated with improved abdominal muscle function
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:1301-10. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc LumbSten: the lumbar spinal stenosis outcome study
    Johann Steurer
    Horten Centre for patient oriented research and knowledge transfer, University of Zurich, University Hospital, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:254. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Great expectations: really the novel predictor of outcome after spinal surgery?
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1590-9. 2009
    ..Prospective study...
  8. doi request reprint The association between beliefs about low back pain and work presenteeism
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1256-66. 2009
    ..To examine the influence of beliefs about low back pain (LBP) on reduced productivity at work ("presenteeism") caused by LBP...
  9. pmc The role of patient expectations in predicting outcome after total knee arthroplasty
    Anne F Mannion
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R139. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint The relationship between psychological factors and performance on the Biering-Sørensen back muscle endurance test
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine J 11:849-57. 2011
    ..However, few have investigated the potentially confounding influence of psychological factors on performance during such endurance tests...
  11. pmc Spinal segmental stabilisation exercises for chronic low back pain: programme adherence and its influence on clinical outcome
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:1881-91. 2009
    ..Whether the "adherence-outcome" interaction was mediated by improvements in function related to the specific exercises, or by a more "global" effect of the programme, remains to be examined...
  12. pmc Predictors of surgical outcome and their assessment
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 15:S93-108. 2006
    ....
  13. pmc The quality of spine surgery from the patient's perspective. Part 1: the Core Outcome Measures Index in clinical practice
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:367-73. 2009
    ..The shortness of the COMI and its multidimensional nature make it an attractive option to comprehensively assess all patients within a given Spine Centre and hence avoid selection bias in reporting outcomes...
  14. pmc A prospective study of the interrelationship between subjective and objective measures of disability before and 2 months after lumbar decompression surgery for disc herniation
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 14:454-65. 2005
    ....
  15. pmc Development of a German version of the Oswestry Disability Index. Part 2: sensitivity to change after spinal surgery
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 15:66-73. 2006
    ..This figure can be used as a reliable guide for the determination of sample size in future clinical trials of spinal surgery...
  16. pmc Development of a German version of the Oswestry Disability Index. Part 1: cross-cultural adaptation, reliability, and validity
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 15:55-65. 2006
    ..It should represent a valuable tool for use in future patient-orientated outcome studies in German-speaking lands...
  17. doi request reprint Goal attainment scaling as a measure of treatment success after physiotherapy for chronic low back pain
    Anne F Mannion
    Department of Research and Development, Spine Center Division, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:1734-8. 2010
    ..In some chronic conditions, patient-specific tools with individualized items have proved to be more sensitive outcome instruments than fixed-item tools; their use has not yet been investigated in chronic low back pain (cLBP)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pain measurement in patients with low back pain
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 3:610-8. 2007
    ....
  19. pmc Muscle thickness changes during abdominal hollowing: an assessment of between-day measurement error in controls and patients with chronic low back pain
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 17:494-501. 2008
    ..The TrA preferential activation ratio is too imprecise to be of clinical use. Knowledge of the SEM for these indices is essential for interpreting the clinical relevance of any changes observed following physiotherapy...
  20. pmc A randomised controlled trial of post-operative rehabilitation after surgical decompression of the lumbar spine
    Anne F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:1101-17. 2007
    ..Advising patients to keep active by carrying out the type of physical activities that they most enjoy appears to be just as good as administering a supervised rehabilitation program, and at no cost to the health-care provider...
  21. pmc Abdominal muscle size and symmetry at rest and during abdominal hollowing exercises in healthy control subjects
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Anat 213:173-82. 2008
    ..Asymmetries observed in patients should be interpreted with caution, as they are also common in healthy subjects...
  22. pmc Predictors of multidimensional outcome after spinal surgery
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:777-86. 2007
    ..This substantiates the recommendation for its further use in registry systems, quality management projects, and clinical trials...
  23. pmc The quality of spine surgery from the patient's perspective: part 2. Minimal clinically important difference for improvement and deterioration as measured with the Core Outcome Measures Index
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:374-9. 2009
    ..This needs further investigation in even larger patient groups. The MCIDs provide essential information for both the planning (sample size) and interpretation of the results (clinical relevance) of future clinical studies using the COMI...
  24. doi request reprint A new method for the noninvasive determination of abdominal muscle feedforward activity based on tissue velocity information from tissue Doppler imaging
    A F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 104:1192-201. 2008
    ..The method can be used to assess muscle dysfunction in large groups of back-pain patients and may also be suitable for the noninvasive analysis of other deep-lying or small/thin muscles...
  25. pmc Five-year outcome of surgical decompression of the lumbar spine without fusion
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Center Division, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 19:1883-91. 2010
    ..This knowledge on the long-term outcome should be incorporated into the pre-operative patient information process...
  26. ncbi request reprint Outcome assessment in low back pain: how low can you go?
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 14:1014-26. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Postoperative analgesia after anterior correction of thoracic scoliosis: a prospective randomized study comparing continuous double epidural catheter technique with intravenous morphine
    Stephan Blumenthal
    Department of Anesthesiology, Balgrist Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1646-51. 2006
    ..Prospective randomized comparative study of two techniques for postoperative analgesia...
  28. pmc Ratings of global outcome at the first post-operative assessment after spinal surgery: how often do the surgeon and patient agree?
    Friederike Lattig
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:386-94. 2009
    ....
  29. doi request reprint A prospective, cohort study comparing translaminar screw fixation with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and pedicle screw fixation for fusion of the degenerative lumbar spine
    D Grob
    Spine Center Division, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 91:1347-53. 2009
    ..Extensive three-point stabilisation is not always required to achieve satisfactory patient-orientated results at two years...
  30. pmc Influence of age and duration of symptoms on fibre type distribution and size of the back muscles in chronic low back pain patients
    A F Mannion
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 9:273-81. 2000
    ..There is a strong case for the early implementation of active measures to attempt to offset the development of these changes in back pain patients...
  31. pmc The patient's perspective on complications after spine surgery
    Dieter Grob
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:380-5. 2009
    ....
  32. doi request reprint The Neck Pain and Disability Scale: cross-cultural adaptation into German and evaluation of its psychometric properties in chronic neck pain and C1-2 fusion patients
    Friedrich H Bremerich
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1018-27. 2008
    ..Cross-cultural adaptation of an outcome questionnaire...
  33. doi request reprint Translaminar screw fixation of the lumbar spine: long-term outcome
    Martin Aepli
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1492-8. 2009
    ..Retrospective clinical cohort study...
  34. pmc Short anterior correction of the thoracolumbar/lumbar curve in King 1 idiopathic scoliosis: the behaviour of the instrumented and non-instrumented curves and the trunk balance
    Kan Min
    Orthopedics, Universtity of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:65-72. 2007
    ..A positive shoulder imbalance is not a contraindication for this procedure. Structural interbody grafts are not necessary to maintain lumbar lordosis...
  35. pmc Anterior short correction in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with mini-open thoracotomy approach: prospective clinical, radiological and pulmonary function results
    Kan Min
    Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist Clinic, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:S765-72. 2012
    ..Clinical, radiological and pulmonary function results of minimal 2-year (2-6) follow-up are presented...
  36. ncbi request reprint Postoperative intravenous morphine consumption, pain scores, and side effects with perioperative oral controlled-release oxycodone after lumbar discectomy
    Stephan Blumenthal
    Department of Anesthesiology, Orthopedic University Clinic Zurich Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Anesth Analg 105:233-7. 2007
    ..In this study, we evaluated the perioperative application of oral controlled-release oxycodone to reduce postoperative IV morphine consumption and opioid side effects after lumbar discectomy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Double epidural catheter with ropivacaine versus intravenous morphine: a comparison for postoperative analgesia after scoliosis correction surgery
    Stephan Blumenthal
    Department of Anesthesiology, Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Anesthesiology 102:175-80. 2005
    ..In this prospective unblinded study, the authors compared the efficacy of continuous intravenous morphine with a continuous double epidural catheter technique with ropivacaine after scoliosis correction...
  38. pmc Microdiscectomy compared with standard discectomy: an old problem revisited with new outcome measures within the framework of a spine surgical registry
    F Porchet
    Department of Neurosurgery, Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:360-6. 2009
    ..There was no clinically relevant difference in outcome after lumbar disc excision dependent on the use of the microscope. The decision to use the microscope should rest with the surgeon...
  39. ncbi request reprint Fibre type characteristics and function of the human paraspinal muscles: normal values and changes in association with low back pain
    A F Mannion
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 9:363-77. 1999
    ..Finally, a number of outstanding issues in relation to the clinical significance of back muscle dysfunction are identified, leading to the proposal of areas for future research...
  40. pmc A comparison of outcomes of cervical disc arthroplasty and fusion in everyday clinical practice: surgical and methodological aspects
    Dieter Grob
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 19:297-306. 2010
    ..However, given the small size of the difference, its clinical relevance is questionable, especially in view of the a priori more favourable outcome expected in the arthroplasty group due to the more rigorous selection of patients...
  41. pmc Preoperative radiological and electrophysiological evaluation in 100 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients
    Oliver N Hausmann
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 12:501-6. 2003
    ..The relevance of the latter findings is not yet clear, but pre-operative tSSEP examinations offer the possibility of assessing alterations in spinal cord function that are undetectable by clinical examination...
  42. pmc Scoliosis correction with pedicle screws in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Frederik Hahn
    Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist Clinic, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 17:255-61. 2008
    ..One patient with a known cardiomyopathy died intraoperatively due to a sudden cardiac arrest. The rigid primary stability with pedicle screws allowed early mobilisation of the patients, which helped to avoid pulmonary complications...
  43. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of three active therapies for chronic low back pain
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:2435-48. 1999
    ..A randomized clinical trial...
  44. ncbi request reprint Active therapy for chronic low back pain: part 2. Effects on paraspinal muscle cross-sectional area, fiber type size, and distribution
    L Kaser
    Department of Neurology, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:909-19. 2001
    ..Randomized prospective study to compare the effects of three types of active therapy on the back muscle structure of chronic low back pain patients...
  45. doi request reprint The 12-item Oxford Knee Score: cross-cultural adaptation into German and assessment of its psychometric properties in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
    F D Naal
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17:49-52. 2009
    ..To cross-culturally adapt and validate the Oxford Knee Score (OKS) for use in German-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee...
  46. pmc Primary thoracoplasty and pedicle screw instrumentation in thoracic idiopathic scoliosis
    Kan Min
    Deptartment of Orthopedics, Balgrist Clinic, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 14:777-82. 2005
    ..The scoliosis correction in the two groups was comparable. The patients without thoracoplasty had 37% spontaneous improvement of the clinical rib hump...
  47. pmc Sacral dome resection and single-stage posterior reduction in the treatment of high-grade high dysplastic spondylolisthesis in adolescents and young adults
    Kan Min
    Balgrist Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:S785-91. 2012
    ....
  48. pmc Analysis of internal construct validity of the SRS-24 questionnaire
    Dominique A Rothenfluh
    Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist Clinic, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:1590-5. 2012
    ..Here, internal construct validity of the SRS-24 questionnaire in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients is analyzed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Nonoperative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a 10- to 60-year follow-up with special reference to health-related quality of life
    Mathias Haefeli
    Centre for Spinal Surgery, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:355-66; discussion 367. 2006
    ..Retrospective study on patients 10 to 60 years of age after nonoperative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)...
  50. doi request reprint [Schulthess Hip Score (5 items) for assessing disability in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Development and validation]
    F D Naal
    Gelenkzentrum Untere Extremitäten, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, CH 8008, Zurich, Schweiz
    Orthopade 39:834-41. 2010
    ..We developed and validated a five-item self-report questionnaire for assessing disability as defined by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health conceptual model in patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA)...
  51. pmc The outcome of decompression surgery for lumbar herniated disc is influenced by the level of concomitant preoperative low back pain
    F S Kleinstueck
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 20:1166-73. 2011
    ..Consideration of the severity of concomitant LBP in LDH may assist in establishing realistic patient expectations before the surgery...
  52. pmc To fuse or not to fuse in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: do baseline symptoms help provide the answer?
    F S Kleinstueck
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:268-75. 2012
    ..We examined whether the outcome of surgery for LDS varied depending on the predominant baseline symptom and the treatment administered [decompression with fusion (D&F) or decompression alone (D)]...
  53. pmc Range of global motion of the cervical spine: intraindividual reliability and the influence of measurement device
    A F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 9:379-85. 2000
    ..Normal values for rotation in flexion or extension cannot be established until the source of the device-dependent difference is identified...
  54. pmc Trapped in the neutral zone: another symptom of whiplash-associated disorder?
    G N Klein
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 10:141-8. 2001
    ..The whiplash patients appeared either unable or unwilling to drive the cervical spine into this region of high muscle activity, possibly because they were restricted by existing pain or fear of pain...
  55. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive assessment of clinical outcome and quality of life after total shoulder arthroplasty: usefulness and validity of subjective outcome measures
    Felix Angst
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich
    Arthritis Rheum 51:819-28. 2004
    ..To explore the physiometric and psychometric properties of clinical, generic, and condition-specific assessment instruments. To describe patients' outcome after total shoulder arthroplasty...
  56. pmc Reliability and validity of the cross-culturally adapted German Oxford hip score
    Florian D Naal
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:952-7. 2009
    ..58). We observed no ceiling or floor effects. The OHS-D appeared a reliable and valid measurement tool for assessing pain and disability with German-speaking patients with hip osteoarthritis...
  57. pmc Vertebral body compression fracture after removal of pedicle screws: a report of two cases
    Beat Waelchli
    Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 11:504-6. 2002
    ..We therefore do not recommend removal of spinal implants unless there are clear clinical indications for implant removal...
  58. pmc Posterior correction of thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with pedicle screw instrumentation: results of 48 patients with minimal 10-year follow-up
    Kan Min
    Deptarment of Orthopaedics, Balgrist Clinic, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 22:345-54. 2013
    ..Long-term results are scarce. We report clinical, radiological and pulmonary function results of 48 consecutive patients with 10-year minimal follow-up...
  59. doi request reprint Improved diagnosis of spinal cord disorders with contact heat evoked potentials
    Anett Ulrich
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurology 80:1393-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate the sensitivity of contact heat evoked potentials (CHEPs) compared with dermatomal somatosensory evoked potentials (dSSEPs) and clinical sensory testing in myelopathic spinal cord disorders (SCDs)...
  60. pmc Paraspinal muscle fibre type alterations associated with scoliosis: an old problem revisited with new evidence
    A F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 7:289-93. 1998
    ..Less marked changes, in the same direction, are also evident on the convex side; these may be the result of general disuse of the paraspinal muscles associated with the spinal deformity...
  61. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity of the German Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI)
    F Angst
    Department of Upper Extremity and Hand Surgery, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:87-92. 2007
    ..To cross-culturally adapt the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) from English into German, and to test the reliability and validity of the German version...
  62. ncbi request reprint [Increase in strength after active therapy in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients: muscular adaptations and clinical relevance]
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik Zurich, Schweiz
    Schmerz 15:468-73. 2001
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Fibre type characteristics of the lumbar paraspinal muscles in normal healthy subjects and in patients with low back pain
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Clinic, Universitat Zurich Irchel, Switzerland
    J Orthop Res 15:881-7. 1997
    ..In conclusion, the paraspinal muscles of patients who have low back pain display a more glycolytic (faster) profile; this can be expected to render them less resistant to fatigue...
  64. ncbi request reprint [Questionnaires for patients with back pain. Diagnosis and outcome assessment]
    A Junge
    Schulthess Klinik Zurich
    Orthopade 33:545-52. 2004
    ..In everyday clinical routine, a short standardised documentation of the most important dimensions is recommended...
  65. ncbi request reprint Active therapy for chronic low back pain part 1. Effects on back muscle activation, fatigability, and strength
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:897-908. 2001
    ..Randomized prospective study of the effects of three types of active therapy on back muscle function in chronic low back pain patients...
  66. ncbi request reprint Active therapy for chronic low back pain: part 3. Factors influencing self-rated disability and its change following therapy
    A F Mannion
    Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:920-9. 2001
    ..Cross-sectional analysis of the factors influencing self-rated disability associated with chronic low back pain and prospective study of the relationship between changes in each of these factors and in disability following active therapy...
  67. pmc Titanium mesh cages (TMC) in spine surgery
    Dieter Grob
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 14:211-21. 2005
    ..Implant subsidence, pseudarthrosis and implant loosening are the complications typically encountered with use of TMCs. The versatility of the implant permits its use in unusual surgical situations...
  68. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience with the Dynesys semirigid fixation system for the lumbar spine: surgical and patient-oriented outcome in 50 cases after an average of 2 years
    Dieter Grob
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:324-31. 2005
    ..Retrospective study on a consecutive series of patients...
  69. pmc Longitudinal validation of the fear-avoidance beliefs questionnaire (FABQ) in a Swiss-German sample of low back pain patients
    Ralph Staerkle
    Center for Spinal Surgery, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 13:332-40. 2004
    ..The inclusion of fear-avoidance beliefs as predictor variables in studies of low back pain is highly recommended, as they appear to have unique predictive power in analyses of disability and work loss...
  70. pmc Money matters: exploiting the data from outcomes research for quality improvement initiatives
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:348-59. 2009
    ..e., the improvement of the process outcome, the quality of the service...
  71. doi request reprint Lessons learned during the cross-cultural adaptation of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons shoulder form into German
    Jörg Goldhahn
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 17:248-54. 2008
    ..The instability domain does not provide any additional clinical information...
  72. pmc A new skin-surface device for measuring the curvature and global and segmental ranges of motion of the spine: reliability of measurements and comparison with data reviewed from the literature
    Anne F Mannion
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 13:122-36. 2004
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  73. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a new, hand-held device for assessing skeletal muscle stiffness
    Mario Bizzini
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Schulthess Klinik Lengghalde 2, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 18:459-61. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the test-retest reliability of the Myoton-2 myometer for measuring skeletal muscle viscoelastic stiffness...
  74. pmc An observational study of patient-rated outcome after atlantoaxial fusion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
    Dieter Grob
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 469:702-7. 2011
    ..Traditionally, outcome has been assessed by achieving solid bony union. Recently, however, patient-rated outcome instruments have been increasingly used, although these may be influenced by concomitant comorbidity...
  75. pmc Late implant infections caused by Propionibacterium acnes in scoliosis surgery
    Frederik Hahn
    Balgrist Clinic, Departement of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 14:783-8. 2005
    ..No pseudarthrosis was seen on implant removal. Despite bony fusion, loss of correction between 10 degrees and 26 degrees was observed in three patients after implant removal...
  76. ncbi request reprint Sudden and unexpected loading generates high forces on the lumbar spine
    A F Mannion
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:842-52. 2000
    ..A cross-sectional study of spinal loading in healthy volunteers...
  77. pmc The association between cervical spine curvature and neck pain
    D Grob
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 16:669-78. 2007
    ..e. not necessarily indicative of the cause of pain. This should be given due consideration in the differential diagnosis of patients with neck pain...
  78. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive assessment of clinical outcome and quality of life after total elbow arthroplasty
    Felix Angst
    Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arthritis Rheum 53:73-82. 2005
    ..To assess quantitatively the outcome and to explore the physiometric and psychometric properties of clinical, generic, and condition-specific instruments after total elbow arthroplasty...
  79. doi request reprint The influence of preoperative back pain on the outcome of lumbar decompression surgery
    Frank S Kleinstück
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1198-203. 2009
    ..Prospective study with 12-month follow-up...
  80. ncbi request reprint Are "structural abnormalities" on magnetic resonance imaging a contraindication to the successful conservative treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain?
    Frank Kleinstück
    Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2250-7. 2006
    ..Prospective study...
  81. pmc Should smoking habit dictate the fusion technique?
    A Luca
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 20:629-34. 2011
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  82. doi request reprint Tissue Doppler imaging for detecting onset of muscle activity
    Natascha Pulkovski
    Department of Rheumatology and Institute of Physical Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 37:638-49. 2008
    ..TDI represents a viable method for measuring the onset of muscle activity; it may offer a non-invasive alternative to fine-wire EMG for use with small or deep muscles...
  83. pmc Transarticular screw fixation for osteoarthritis of the atlanto axial segment
    Dieter Grob
    Schulthess Klinik, Spine Unit, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 15:283-91. 2006
    ..In conclusion, in a group of patients with a painful and debilitating degenerative disorder of C1-2, posterior transarticular atlantoaxial fusion proved to be an effective treatment with a low rate of serious complications...
  84. doi request reprint Asymmetry of the multifidus muscle in lumbar radicular nerve compression
    Mazda Farshad
    Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Skeletal Radiol 43:49-53. 2014
    ..This study aimes to evaluate if the asymmetry of the multifidus muscle is related to the severity of compression of the nerve root or the duration of radiculopathy...
  85. ncbi request reprint Use of a double epidural catheter provides effective postoperative analgesia after spine deformity surgery
    Georgios Ekatodramis
    Departments of Anesthesiology, and Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic University Hospital Zurich Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Can J Anaesth 49:173-7. 2002
    ..Spine deformity surgery is a painful procedure in which pain control is difficult to obtain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of double epidural catheters in this setting...
  86. pmc SSEP analysis in surgery of idiopathic scoliosis: the influence of spine deformity and surgical approach
    Oliver Hausmann
    ParaCare, Swiss Paraplegic Center, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 12:117-23. 2003
    ..Even in clinically uneventful surgery, the postoperative t-SSEPs can be deteriorated depending on the surgical approach. This indicates a subclinical impact of spine surgery upon spinal cord function...
  87. pmc Validity and responsiveness of the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) for the neck
    C D Fankhauser
    Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:101-14. 2012
    ..The present study examined the validity and responsiveness of the Core Outcome Measurement Index for neck pain (COMI-neck), a short, multidimensional outcome instrument...
  88. doi request reprint Comparison of patient and surgeon ratings of outcome 12 months after spine surgery: presented at the 2009 Joint Spine Section Meeting
    Francois Porchet
    Department of Neurosurgery, Spine Center, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:447-55. 2010
    ..Such measures are considered to reduce bias compared with traditional surgeon-based outcome ratings. This study examined the agreement between patients' and surgeons' ratings of outcome 1 year after spine surgery...
  89. ncbi request reprint Clinical update: low back pain
    Federico Balagué
    Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cantonal Hospital, 1708 Fribourg, Switzerland
    Lancet 369:726-8. 2007
  90. ncbi request reprint Reliability and minimal detectable change for the figure-of-eight-20 method of, measurement of ankle edema
    Manuela Rohner-Spengler
    Department of Rheumatology, Department of Physiotherapy, Kantonsspital Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 37:199-205. 2007
    ..Single-session, repeated-measures design, with 3 raters...
  91. ncbi request reprint What is the value of physical therapies for back pain?
    Jennifer Klaber Moffett
    Institute of Rehabilitation, University of Hull, 215 Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 2PG, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:623-38. 2005
    ..This chapter reviews these positions through an exploration of the literature. It examines the evidence for the effectiveness of a range of commonly used physical therapies...