Michael Y Wang

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mini-open pedicle subtraction osteotomy: surgical technique
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 81:843.e11-4. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Miniopen pedicle subtraction osteotomy: surgical technique and initial results
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Electronic address
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 25:347-51. 2014
  3. pmc Percutaneous iliac screws for minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery
    Michael Y Wang
    Lois Pope LIFE Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Minim Invasive Surg 2012:173685. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Less invasive mini-open adult spinal deformity surgery
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 35:Video 1. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Improvement of sagittal balance and lumbar lordosis following less invasive adult spinal deformity surgery with expandable cages and percutaneous instrumentation
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:4-12. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Acute hospital costs after minimally invasive versus open lumbar interbody fusion: data from a US national database with 6106 patients
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 25:324-8. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Stimulus-evoked electromyography testing of percutaneous pedicle screws for the detection of pedicle breaches: a clinical study of 409 screws in 93 patients
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:600-5. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in non-Asians: demographic, clinical, and radiographic findings in 43 patients
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 30:E4. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Minimally invasive posterior fixation
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:197-203. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Percutaneous iliac screw placement: description of a new minimally invasive technique
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Lois Pope LIFE Center, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E17. 2008

Detail Information

Publications76

  1. ncbi request reprint Mini-open pedicle subtraction osteotomy: surgical technique
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 81:843.e11-4. 2014
    ..With open surgery, the most powerful techniques for improving sagittal balance include some form of a spinal osteotomy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Miniopen pedicle subtraction osteotomy: surgical technique and initial results
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Electronic address
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 25:347-51. 2014
    ..This technique resulted in an average increase of 29.2° of lumbar lordosis (range 17°-44°)...
  3. pmc Percutaneous iliac screws for minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery
    Michael Y Wang
    Lois Pope LIFE Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Minim Invasive Surg 2012:173685. 2012
    ..Conclusions. Percutaneous iliac screws can be placed safely in patients with ASD. This MIS technique allows for successful caudal anchoring to stress-shield the sacrum and L5-S1 fusion site in long-segment constructs...
  4. doi request reprint Less invasive mini-open adult spinal deformity surgery
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 35:Video 1. 2013
    ..The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/I0rkDSAVas0...
  5. doi request reprint Improvement of sagittal balance and lumbar lordosis following less invasive adult spinal deformity surgery with expandable cages and percutaneous instrumentation
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:4-12. 2013
    ..This report describes the evolution of an MIS method for treating ASD with attention to sagittal correction...
  6. doi request reprint Acute hospital costs after minimally invasive versus open lumbar interbody fusion: data from a US national database with 6106 patients
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 25:324-8. 2012
    ..Retrospective multi-institutional database review...
  7. doi request reprint Stimulus-evoked electromyography testing of percutaneous pedicle screws for the detection of pedicle breaches: a clinical study of 409 screws in 93 patients
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:600-5. 2010
    ..The use of insulated sleeves for percutaneous screws has allowed for EMG testing in minimally invasive surgery; however, no reports on the reliability of this testing modality have been published...
  8. doi request reprint Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in non-Asians: demographic, clinical, and radiographic findings in 43 patients
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 30:E4. 2011
    ..However, reports of OPLL in non-Asians have been sporadic in the medical literature. This study describes clinical and radiographic findings with OPLL in non-Asians at a tertiary care center treating a diverse multiethnic population...
  9. doi request reprint Minimally invasive posterior fixation
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:197-203. 2008
    ..Minimally invasive techniques attempt to overcome these drawbacks of the open exposures, and this report reviews preliminary experience in treating spinal deformities with long-segment minimally invasive internal fixation...
  10. doi request reprint Percutaneous iliac screw placement: description of a new minimally invasive technique
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Lois Pope LIFE Center, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E17. 2008
    ..This report demonstrates the feasibility of percutaneous iliac screw instrumentation. However, future studies will be needed to validate the safety and efficacy of this approach...
  11. doi request reprint Retrieval of retained Jamshidi needle fragments during minimally invasive surgery
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:681-4. 2011
    ..This technique may prove useful for the retrieval of deformable, cannulated metal pieces in minimally invasive surgery...
  12. doi request reprint Cervical crossing laminar screws: early clinical results and complications
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:311-5; discussion 315-6. 2007
    ..However, to date, few clinical series on this technique have appeared in the peer-reviewed literature. This report describes our initial clinical experience and complications using this new spinal fixation technique...
  13. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery for thoracolumbar spinal deformity: initial clinical experience with clinical and radiographic outcomes
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Lois Pope LIFE Center, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 28:E9. 2010
    ..Minimally invasive surgery is being applied to this patient population in an effort to reduce the high complication rates associated with adult deformity surgery...
  14. doi request reprint An analysis of the differences in the acute hospitalization charges following minimally invasive versus open posterior lumbar interbody fusion
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:694-9. 2010
    ..There are, however, little data to assess whether these procedures produce their intended result and even fewer objective data to demonstrate that they are cost effective when compared with open surgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dynamic intraspinous spacer technology for posterior stabilization: case-control study on the safety, sagittal angulation, and pain outcome at 1-year follow-up evaluation
    K Anthony Kim
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 22:E7. 2007
    ..To assess the safety and efficacy of the DIAM implant, the authors compared the mean 12-month outcomes in patients who underwent lumbar surgery with DIAM placement and in those who underwent lumbar surgery only...
  16. doi request reprint Postoperative continuous paravertebral anesthetic infusion for pain control in posterior cervical spine surgery: a case-control study
    James B Elder
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:99-106; discussion 106-7. 2010
    ..Patients who undergo posterior cervical spinal fusion procedures frequently experience significant postoperative pain. Use of a local anesthetic continuous infusion pump after surgery may improve these outcome variables...
  17. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes using modest intravascular hypothermia after acute cervical spinal cord injury
    Allan D Levi
    Department of Neurological Surgery and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:670-7. 2010
    ..Although a number of neuroprotective strategies have been tested after spinal cord injury (SCI), no treatments have been established as a standard of care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Complications associated with lumbar stenosis surgery in patients older than 75 years of age
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 14:e7. 2003
    ..To perform this surgery safely will require an understanding of the factors that predict successful outcomes as well as complications...
  19. doi request reprint Motor nerve injuries following the minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach
    Kevin S Cahill
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:227-31. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of motor nerve injuries during the minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion procedure at a single academic medical center...
  20. ncbi request reprint Chained lightning: part III--Emerging technology, novel therapeutic strategies, and new energy modalities for radiosurgery
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:1111-29; discussion 1129-30. 2007
    ..The exploration of these future possibilities will provide the tools for radiosurgical treatment of a broader spectrum of diseases for the next generation...
  21. doi request reprint Anatomic features of the paramedian muscle-splitting approaches to the lumbar spine
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:13-24; discussion 24-5. 2010
    ..With these approaches, a variety of procedures for decompression, discectomy, interbody fusion, or pedicle screw fixation can be achieved for single or multiple levels without subperiosteal stripping or muscle transection...
  22. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive lateral mass screws in the treatment of cervical facet dislocations: technical note
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:444-7; discussion 447-8. 2003
    ..This technique provides rigid three-dimensional fixation, restores the dorsal tension band, and provides highly effective stabilization in patients with many types of traumatic injuries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Adjacent segment disease: an uncommon complication after cervical expansile laminoplasty: case report
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 53:770-2; discussion 772-3. 2003
    ..This is thought to reduce the biomechanical stresses placed on adjacent levels and thus decrease the likelihood of adjacent level degeneration...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes following cervical laminoplasty for 204 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90023, USA
    Surg Neurol 62:487-92; discussion 492-3. 2004
    ..This technique, originally popularized in Asia, is becoming more widespread, but to date there have been few reports of clinical series from North American centers...
  25. doi request reprint A radiographic computed tomography-based study to determine the ideal entry point, trajectory, and length for safe fixation using C-2 pars interarticularis screws
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:602-12. 2010
    ..Therefore, the authors evaluated various entry points and trajectories to determine ideal pars screw lengths that avoid breaching the transverse foramen...
  26. doi request reprint A comparison of acute hospital charges after tubular versus open microdiskectomy
    Kevin S Cahill
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 80:208-12. 2013
    ..To determine if tubular microdiskectomy is associated with differences in hospital charges compared with open microdiskectomy...
  27. doi request reprint A prospective, randomized trial comparing expansile cervical laminoplasty and cervical laminectomy and fusion for multilevel cervical myelopathy
    Glen R Manzano
    Department of Neurological Surgery and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurgery 70:264-77. 2012
    ..Controversy exists as to the best posterior operative procedure to treat multilevel compressive cervical spondylotic myelopathy...
  28. doi request reprint Clinical feasibility of minimally invasive cervical laminoplasty
    David M Benglis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E3. 2008
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Clinical application of modest hypothermia after spinal cord injury
    Allan D Levi
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurotrauma 26:407-15. 2009
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Management of cervical deformity in ankylosing spondylitis
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 24:E9. 2008
    ..Although the risks of spinal correction are considerable, extension osteotomy remains an effective treatment modality for patients with disabling cervical flexion deformity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Chained lightning, part II: neurosurgical principles, radiosurgical technology, and the manipulation of energy beam delivery
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:433-46; discussion 446. 2007
    ..In exploring the complex history of radiosurgery, it is evident that the discovery and rediscovery of ideas invariably leads to the development of innovative technology for the next generation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Chained lightning, part I: Exploitation of energy and radiobiological principles for therapeutic purposes
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:14-27; discussion 27-8. 2007
    ..The elaboration of these efforts sets the stage for neurosurgeons to further explore new ideas, develop innovative technology, and advance the practice of radiosurgery...
  33. doi request reprint Clinical and radiographic comparison of mini-open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in 42 patients with long-term follow-up
    Sanjay S Dhall
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:560-5. 2008
    ..The authors retrospectively compared the outcomes of patients who underwent mini-open TLIF with those who underwent open TLIF...
  34. doi request reprint An analysis of postoperative thigh symptoms after minimally invasive transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion
    Matthew D Cummock
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:11-8. 2011
    ..Retraction of the psoas is becoming recognized as a cause of transient postoperative thigh pain, numbness, paresthesias, and weakness. However, few reports have described the nature of thigh symptoms after this procedure...
  35. doi request reprint Stress fracture of the lumbar pedicle bilaterally: surgical repair using a percutaneous minimally invasive technique
    Jeremiah N Johnson
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:724-8. 2009
    ..Transpedicular fixation and the use of the lag effect could be a useful strategy in the treatment of future cases involving poorly healing pedicle fractures causing persistent symptoms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Anesthetic considerations in the treatment of cervical myelopathy
    K Anthony Kim
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1200 N State Street, Suite 5046, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Spine J 6:207S-211S. 2006
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Delayed posttraumatic thoracolumbar spinal deformities: diagnosis and management
    Paul Khoueir
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:117-24. 2008
    ..With these factors in mind, surgical management of these frequently kyphotic deformities can be performed via a posterior approach with osteotomies or a combined anterior approach and posterior procedures...
  38. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive lateral mass screw fixation in the cervical spine: initial clinical experience with long-term follow-up
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 58:907-12; discussion 907-12. 2006
    ..The incorporation of a minimal access approach using tubular dilator retractors can potentially overcome the drawbacks associated with the extensive muscle stripping needed for traditional surgical exposures...
  39. ncbi request reprint Laminoplasty for the treatment of failed anterior cervical spine surgery
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 15:E7. 2003
    ..Revision decompressive surgery via an anterior approach is one solution; however, if the stenosis involves multiple levels a posterior decompressive laminoplasty can be performed as an alternative...
  40. ncbi request reprint C2 crossing laminar screws: cadaveric morphometric analysis
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 59:ONS84-8; discussion ONS84-8. 2006
    ..Recently, C2 crossing laminar screws were described as a method for rigid fixation of the axis. This technique, confined to the dorsal aspect of C2, presents minimal chance of injury to the neighboring neural or vascular structures...
  41. doi request reprint Postoperative continuous paravertebral anesthetic infusion for pain control in lumbar spinal fusion surgery
    James B Elder
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:210-8. 2008
    ..Data were collected prospectively via nursing protocol and third party assessment, and analyzed retrospectively...
  42. ncbi request reprint Multilevel anterior cervical fusion using a collagen-hydroxyapatite matrix with iliac crest bone marrow aspirate: an 18-month follow-up study
    Paul Khoueir
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:963-70; discussion 970-1. 2007
    ..We report our results of using collagen-hydroxyapatite matrix with BMA for multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive cervical expansile laminoplasty: an initial cadaveric study
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:370-3; discussion 373. 2003
    ..However, detachment of the posterior cervical muscles is thought to contribute to postoperative axial neck pain and kyphosis. Minimizing the amount of muscular dissection might reduce the likelihood of these sequelae...
  44. ncbi request reprint Resorbable polylactic acid interbody spacers with vertebral autograft for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:135-40; discussion 135-40. 2005
    ..This report describes our early experience with the use of these devices for interbody reconstruction in anterior cervical discectomy with fusion...
  45. ncbi request reprint Open-door cervical expansile laminoplasty
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:119-23; discussion 123-4. 2004
    ..We describe our extensive experience with this procedure for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy...
  46. doi request reprint Percutaneous trans-facet screws for supplemental posterior cervical fixation
    Faiz Ahmad
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:716.e1-4. 2012
    ..However, less-invasive approaches for accessing the posterior cervical spine surgery have been more elusive. One promising option for posterior cervical fixation is trans-facet screw placement...
  47. doi request reprint Correction of late traumatic thoracic and thoracolumbar kyphotic spinal deformities using posteriorly placed intervertebral distraction cages
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:162-71; discussion 171-2. 2008
    ..To assess the safety and stability of thoracic or thoracolumbar deformity correction from a solely posterior approach with placement of modular anterior cages and posterior segmental fixation in one operation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Reliability of three-dimensional fluoroscopy for detecting pedicle screw violations in the thoracic and lumbar spine
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:1138-42; discussion 1142-3. 2004
    ..Recent advances in imaging have resulted in the ability to acquire three-dimensional (3-D) axial images of the spine during surgery, and this study was undertaken to assess the reliability of this technology to detect pedicle violations...
  49. ncbi request reprint Vector analysis correlating bullet trajectory to outcome after civilian through-and-through gunshot wound to the head: using imaging cues to predict fatal outcome
    K Anthony Kim
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:737-47; discussion 737-47. 2005
    ..We identify radiographic imaging similarities found on head computed tomographic (CT) scans of patients with through-and-through gunshot wounds to the head with fatal outcomes...
  50. ncbi request reprint The use of modest systemic hypothermia after iatrogenic spinal cord injury during surgery
    Karthik Madhavan
    1 The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
    Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2:183-92. 2012
    ..While hypothermia has not been proven to improve outcomes in these situations, aggressive medical management, including cooling, resulted in better-than-expected outcomes in this small cohort...
  51. ncbi request reprint The minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery algorithm: a reproducible rational framework for decision making in minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery
    Praveen V Mummaneni
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, California
    Neurosurg Focus 36:E6. 2014
    ..The minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery (MISDEF) algorithm was created to provide a framework for rational decision making for surgeons who are considering MIS versus open spine surgery...
  52. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance image-based morphological predictors of single photon emission computed tomography-positive facet arthropathy in patients with axial back pain
    Keun young Anthony Kim
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 59:147-56; discussion 147-56. 2006
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of perioperative surgical site infection after minimally invasive versus open posterior/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: analysis of hospital billing and discharge data from 5170 patients
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:771-8. 2011
    ....
  54. doi request reprint A treatment algorithm for the management of cervical spine fractures and deformity in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
    Adam S Kanter
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 24:E11. 2008
    ..The authors introduce a clinical problem-solving algorithm to assist in the surgical management of instability and deformity in this exigent patient population...
  55. ncbi request reprint Polylactic acid mesh reconstruction of the anterior iliac crest after bone harvesting reduces early postoperative pain after anterior cervical fusion surgery
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:413-6; discussion 416. 2002
    ..Reconstruction of the hip defect with an absorbable polylactic acid mesh to restore the bony cortical contour has been proposed to reduce hip pain...
  56. ncbi request reprint Ganglionectomy of C-2 for the treatment of medically refractory occipital neuralgia
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 12:E14. 2002
    ..The C-2 dorsal root ganglionectomy provides effective treatment for this disorder with a low incidence of unpleasant side effects. In this review the authors summarize the current treatment of occipital neuralgia...
  57. doi request reprint Principles of growth modulation in the treatment of scoliotic deformities
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:211-21. 2008
    ..An exciting area of spinal implant technology is now becoming available to expand the surgical armamentarium for treating severe scoliotic deformity in young patients...
  58. doi request reprint Shape memory alloys: metallurgy, biocompatibility, and biomechanics for neurosurgical applications
    Daniel J Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:199-214; discussion 214-5. 2009
    ..An understanding of the metallurgic properties of nitinol provides a foundation for further exploration of its use in neurosurgical implant design...
  59. ncbi request reprint Cervical arthroplasty with the Bryan disc
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 56:58-65; discussion 58-65. 2005
    ..This approach allows for preservation of cervical motion, potentially reducing the risk of transitional-level disease...
  60. ncbi request reprint Lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:ONS140-6; discussion ONS146. 2007
    ..Patient satisfaction from correction of these deformities is frequently excellent, but a high degree of attention must be directed to avoid neural injuries and reduce intraoperative blood loss...
  61. ncbi request reprint Classification of posterior dynamic stabilization devices
    Paul Khoueir
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 22:E3. 2007
    ..By using this classification, the PDSs that are now available and those developed in the future can be uniformly categorized...
  62. doi request reprint A comprehensive review of the safety profile of bone morphogenetic protein in spine surgery
    David Benglis
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:ONS423-31; discussion ONS431. 2008
    ..In this review, we provide the reader with a historical perspective on BMP, current and past research to support its use in spinal procedures, and a critical analysis of the complications reported thus far...
  63. doi request reprint The acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome after thoracic spine surgery
    Jocelyn Cheng
    Department of Neurology, University of Miami, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:605-9. 2011
    ..The authors describe the case of a patient who developed AMSAN after thoracic spine surgery and highlight the importance of investigating new-onset weakness in the postoperative period...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cadaveric morphometric analysis for atlantal lateral mass screw placement
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:1436-9; discussion 1439-40. 2004
    ..For these reasons, C1 lateral mass screws are becoming increasingly popular. However, the critical local anatomy and unfamiliarity with this new technique can make C1 screw placement more challenging...
  65. ncbi request reprint The physics of image formation in the neuroendoscope
    Charles Y Liu
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 415, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:777-82. 2004
    ..This has enabled the development of an entire system of tools and techniques for maximum effective action at the target point through minimal corridors for the treatment of an entire spectrum of pathologies...
  66. ncbi request reprint The evolution and future of minimalism in neurological surgery
    Charles Y Liu
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 415, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:783-9. 2004
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Instrumentation in patients with spinal infection
    Max C Lee
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 17:E7. 2004
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Medical management of ankylosing spondylitis
    Alexander A Khalessi
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 24:E4. 2008
    ..Response should occur within 6-12 weeks, and patients must undergo tuberculosis screening. Evidence does not currently support the use of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs, corticosteroids, or radiotherapy in AS...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cellular signaling in neural stem cells: implications for restorative neurosurgery
    Yvette D Marquez
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 19:E2. 2005
    ..Also considered are the implications attending the replication and manipulation of elements of the stem cell niche to restore function in the CNS by using stem cell therapy...
  70. ncbi request reprint Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts in adults
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, Room 5046, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Surg Neurol 60:49-55; discussion 55-6. 2003
    ..Idiopathic arachnoid cysts are rare lesions not associated with trauma or other inflammatory insults. To date, there have been few large series describing the presentation and management of these lesions...
  71. ncbi request reprint High rates of neurological improvement following severe traumatic pediatric spinal cord injury
    Michael Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1493-7; discussion E266. 2004
    ..Retrospective single-center study..
  72. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery: adjacent tissue injury and response after high-dose single fraction radiation: Part I--Histology, imaging, and molecular events
    Bryan C Oh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:31-44; discussion 44-5. 2007
    ..The second article in the series begins by discussing strategies for radiosurgical therapeutic enhancement. It concludes by focusing on strategies for mitigation and repair of radiation-induced brain injury...
  73. doi request reprint Use of hinged rods for controlled osteoclastic correction of a fixed cervical kyphotic deformity in ankylosing spondylitis
    Paul Khoueir
    Departement de Neurochirurgie, Hôpital Sacré Coeur, Universite de Montreal, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:579-83. 2008
    ..The use of hinged rods in cervical kyphosis correction provides a controlled method for reduction at the osteotomy site, decreasing the risk of neurological injury...
  74. ncbi request reprint Use of computed tomography-single-photon emission computed tomography fusion for diagnosing painful facet arthropathy. Technical note
    Matthew McDonald
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
    Neurosurg Focus 22:E2. 2007
    ..This modality may prove useful for the selection of patients who are candidates for posterior dynamic stabilization...
  75. ncbi request reprint Pediatric sacral fractures
    David J Hart
    Los Angles County University of Southern California Medical Center, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:667-70. 2004
    ..Retrospective review...
  76. ncbi request reprint Techniques for aspirating bone marrow for use in spinal surgery
    Scott H Kitchel
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:286-9; discussion 286-9. 2005
    ..Therefore, correct aspiration technique is imperative to the successful use of bone marrow with various grafting combinations...