Dino Samartzis

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive spine surgery: a historical perspective
    Dino Samartzis
    Graduate Division, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 12138 3722, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 38:305-26; abstract v. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Classification of Schmorl's nodes of the lumbar spine and association with disc degeneration: a large-scale population-based MRI study
    D Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China Electronic address
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 24:1753-60. 2016
  3. pmc Operative Management of a Sacral Gunshot Injury via Minimally Invasive Techniques and Instrumentation
    Francis Hao Tso Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Asian Spine J 7:44-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Ionizing radiation exposure and the development of soft-tissue sarcomas in atomic-bomb survivors
    Dino Samartzis
    Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:222-9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint The association of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration on magnetic resonance imaging with body mass index in overweight and obese adults: a population-based study
    Dino Samartzis
    University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Arthritis Rheum 64:1488-96. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A population-based study of juvenile disc degeneration and its association with overweight and obesity, low back pain, and diminished functional status
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:662-70. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Exposure to ionizing radiation and development of bone sarcoma: new insights based on atomic-bomb survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Dino Samartzis
    Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:1008-15. 2011
  8. pmc Is lumbar facet joint tropism developmental or secondary to degeneration? An international, large-scale multicenter study by the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Scoliosis Spinal Disord 11:9. 2016
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of graft subsidence in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with rigid anterior plate fixation
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:421-7. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Intervertebral disc degeneration: new insights based on "skipped" level disc pathology
    Kenneth M C Cheung
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Arthritis Rheum 62:2392-400. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive spine surgery: a historical perspective
    Dino Samartzis
    Graduate Division, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 12138 3722, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 38:305-26; abstract v. 2007
    ..This article provides a succinct historical perspective of the development of spine surgery from the more traditional, open procedures to the use of more "minimal access" or minimally invasive spine surgery procedures...
  2. doi request reprint Classification of Schmorl's nodes of the lumbar spine and association with disc degeneration: a large-scale population-based MRI study
    D Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China Electronic address
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 24:1753-60. 2016
    ..This study proposed a classification of SN to determine their morphological/topographical prevalence and association with the severity of DD...
  3. pmc Operative Management of a Sacral Gunshot Injury via Minimally Invasive Techniques and Instrumentation
    Francis Hao Tso Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Asian Spine J 7:44-9. 2013
    ..The following is a brief case report of a 21-year-old male who sustained a gunshot injury to the sacrum who was managed operatively via minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and instrumentation...
  4. doi request reprint Ionizing radiation exposure and the development of soft-tissue sarcomas in atomic-bomb survivors
    Dino Samartzis
    Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:222-9. 2013
    ..The effects of lower levels of ionizing radiation on sarcoma development are unknown. This study addressed the role of low to moderately high levels of ionizing radiation exposure in the development of soft-tissue sarcoma...
  5. doi request reprint The association of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration on magnetic resonance imaging with body mass index in overweight and obese adults: a population-based study
    Dino Samartzis
    University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Arthritis Rheum 64:1488-96. 2012
    ..To investigate the association of being overweight or obese with the presence, extent, and severity of lumbar disc degeneration on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in adults...
  6. doi request reprint A population-based study of juvenile disc degeneration and its association with overweight and obesity, low back pain, and diminished functional status
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:662-70. 2011
    ..Consequently, the purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence, determinants, and clinical relevance associated with juvenile disc degeneration of the lumbar spine in individuals without spinal deformities...
  7. ncbi request reprint Exposure to ionizing radiation and development of bone sarcoma: new insights based on atomic-bomb survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Dino Samartzis
    Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:1008-15. 2011
    ..However, the development of bone sarcoma following exposure to lower doses of ionizing radiation remains speculative...
  8. pmc Is lumbar facet joint tropism developmental or secondary to degeneration? An international, large-scale multicenter study by the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Scoliosis Spinal Disord 11:9. 2016
    ..As such, the following study addressed the occurrence of tropism of the lower lumbar spine (i.e. L3-S1) in a degenerative spondylolisthesis patient model...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of graft subsidence in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with rigid anterior plate fixation
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:421-7. 2007
    ..This paper has shown that ACDF with tricortical bone grafts and rigid plating is associated with slight subsidence, graft load-sharing, high fusion rate, and excellent clinical outcome...
  10. doi request reprint Intervertebral disc degeneration: new insights based on "skipped" level disc pathology
    Kenneth M C Cheung
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Arthritis Rheum 62:2392-400. 2010
    ..To this end, we addressed the prevalence of and risk factors associated with a unique pattern of disc degeneration of the lumbar spine, "skipped" level (nonconsecutive) disc degeneration (SLDD)...
  11. pmc Superior odontoid migration in the Klippel-Feil patient
    Dino Samartzis
    Graduate Division, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Eur Spine J 16:1489-97. 2007
    ..This study suggests that as motion segments diminish and coronal cervical alignment is altered, the odontoid orientation is located more superiorly, which may increase the risk of neurologic sequelae...
  12. doi request reprint The predictive value of the fulcrum bending radiograph in spontaneous apical vertebral derotation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Keith D K Luk
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E922-6. 2012
    ..A prospective cohort study of Cobb angles (CA) and apical vertebral rotations (AVR) in 25 patients who had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
  13. doi request reprint Age-related diffusion patterns in human lumbar intervertebral discs: a pilot study in asymptomatic subjects
    Zhongping Zhang
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Magn Reson Imaging 30:181-8. 2012
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  14. pmc Efficacy of Postoperative Pain Management Using Continuous Local Anesthetic Infusion at the Iliac Crest Bone Graft Site in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Parallel, Double-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Global Spine J 6:220-8. 2016
    ..This study further established a sample size calculation to facilitate large-scale studies addressing these parameters. This study provides further support of postoperative pain management options for children with spinal deformities. ..
  15. doi request reprint Natural history of spinal deformity in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: case report with 20-year follow-up
    Deepa Natarajan
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Spine J 11:e1-4. 2011
    ..The long-term natural history of the progression of spinal deformity, particularly scoliosis, and associated complications in EDS patients remains relatively unknown...
  16. ncbi request reprint Traumatic fracture-dislocation of C5 on C6 through a previously solid multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a case report and review of the literature
    Douglas G Orndorff
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, P O Box 800159, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Spine J 6:55-60. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous instrumentation of the thoracic and lumbar spine
    D Greg Anderson
    Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 38:401-8; abstract vii. 2007
    ..This article reviews the operative concepts and techniques used to place percutaneous instrumentation in the thoracolumbar spine...
  18. doi request reprint ISSLS prize winner: prevalence, determinants, and association of Schmorl nodes of the lumbar spine with disc degeneration: a population-based study of 2449 individuals
    Florence P S Mok
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1944-52. 2010
    ..A cross-sectional population-based magnetic resonance imaging study of Schmorl nodes (SN) in the lumbar spine...
  19. pmc Psychometric validation of the EuroQoL 5-Dimension 5-Level (EQ-5D-5L) in Chinese patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Prudence Wing Hang Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 5 F, Professorial Block, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Scoliosis Spinal Disord 11:19. 2016
    ..This study aims to assess the validity, reliability and sensitivity of the EuroQoL 5-dimension 5-level (EQ-5D-5L) in Chinese patients with AIS...
  20. doi request reprint Ultrashort time-to-echo MRI of the cartilaginous endplate: technique and association with intervertebral disc degeneration
    Travis Law
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 57:427-34. 2013
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  21. ncbi request reprint Faces of Spine Care: From the Clinic and Imaging Suite. Klippel-Feil syndrome and associated abnormalities: the necessity for a multidisciplinary approach in patient management
    Dino Samartzis
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Spine J 7:135-7. 2007
  22. pmc Coronal deformity correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients using the fulcrum-bending radiograph: a prospective comparative analysis of the proximal thoracic, main thoracic, and thoracolumbar/lumbar curves
    Jingfeng Li
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, China
    Eur Spine J 20:105-11. 2011
    ..05). The FBR can be used to assist in the assessment of PT, MT, and TL/L curve corrections in AIS patients. When curve flexibility is taken into account by FBR, the ability of pedicle screws to correct PT, MT, and TL/L curves is the same...
  23. doi request reprint Are "patterns" of lumbar disc degeneration associated with low back pain?: new insights based on skipped level disc pathology
    Kenneth M C Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E430-8. 2012
    ..A cross-sectional, population-based cohort study...
  24. doi request reprint Magnetically controlled growing rods for severe spinal curvature in young children: a prospective case series
    Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Lancet 379:1967-74. 2012
    ..Such operations are costly and associated with negative psychosocial outcomes. We assessed the effectiveness and safety of a new magnetically controlled growing rod (MCGR) for non-invasive outpatient distractions...
  25. doi request reprint Structure and biology of the intervertebral disk in health and disease
    Wilson C W Chan
    Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong, LKS Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Orthop Clin North Am 42:447-64, vii. 2011
    ..This article focuses on various aspects of intervertebral disk biology and disruptions that could lead to diseases such as intervertebral disk degeneration...
  26. doi request reprint Genetics of lumbar disk degeneration: technology, study designs, and risk factors
    Patrick Yu Ping Kao
    Department of Biochemistry, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Orthop Clin North Am 42:479-86, vii. 2011
    ..With the rapid progress in genomic technologies, further advances in the genetics of LDD are expected in the next few years...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sprengel's deformity in Klippel-Feil syndrome
    Dino Samartzis
    Graduate Division, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E512-6. 2007
    ..A retrospective study...
  28. doi request reprint Key-Vertebral Screws Strategy for Main Thoracic Curve Correction in Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    Jingfeng Li
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Clin Spine Surg 29:E434-41. 2016
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  29. doi request reprint Characterization and Predictive Value of "Segmental Curve Flexibility" in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients
    GuanFeng Yao
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China Department of Orthopaedics, The Shantou University Medical College, The Dong Xia Bei Road, Shantou, Guangdong, China Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan Department of Orthopaedics, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2016
    ..A prospective radiographic analysis of AIS patients managed with alternate-level pedicle screw fixation was performed...
  30. doi request reprint Modic changes of the lumbar spine: prevalence, risk factors, and association with disc degeneration and low back pain in a large-scale population-based cohort
    Florence P S Mok
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Professorial Block, 5th Floor, 102 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Spine J 16:32-41. 2016
    ..Data on determinants of MC and their association with disc degeneration and other spinal phenotypes, as well as that of LBP, rely mostly on small-scale patient populations and remain controversial...
  31. pmc Selection of Fusion Levels Using the Fulcrum Bending Radiograph for the Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients with Alternate Level Pedicle Screw Strategy: Clinical Decision-making and Outcomes
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 10:e0120302. 2015
    ..Utilizing the fulcrum bending radiographic (FBR) to assess curve flexibility to select fusion levels, the following study assessed the efficacy of pedicle screw fixation with alternate level screw strategy (ALSS) for thoracic AIS...
  32. ncbi request reprint Successful nonoperative treatment of a three-column thoracic fracture in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis: existence and clinical significance of the fourth column of the spine
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0159, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E423-7. 2007
    ..A case report...
  33. ncbi request reprint Open vertebral cement augmentation combined with lumbar decompression for the operative management of thoracolumbar stenosis secondary to osteoporotic burst fractures
    Kern Singh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 18:413-9. 2005
    ..Although clinically successful, this technique warrants careful patient selection...
  34. doi request reprint Predictability of the fulcrum bending radiograph in scoliosis correction with alternate-level pedicle screw fixation
    Kenneth M C Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Duchess of Kent Children s Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:169-76. 2010
    ..We assessed the predictive value of the fulcrum bending radiograph in the context of alternate-level pedicle screw fixation of the scoliotic spine...
  35. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive techniques for lumbar interbody fusions
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 38:373-86; abstract vi. 2007
    ..This article provides a general review of the history, indications, brief overview, and description of the more common minimally invasive spine surgery techniques used for achieving a lumbar interbody fusion...
  36. doi request reprint A revisitation of distractive-extension injuries of the subaxial cervical spine: a cadaveric and radiographic soft tissue analysis
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:395-402. 2010
    ..A biomechanical cadaveric and radiographic analyses...
  37. doi request reprint Preventing Fusion Mass Shift Avoids Postoperative Distal Curve Adding-on in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    Hideki Shigematsu
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Clin Orthop Relat Res . 2017
    ..However, it remains unknown whether any fusion mass shift, or shift in the fusion mass or instrumented segments, affects global spinal balance and distal adding-on after curve correction surgery in patients with AIS...
  38. pmc "Clinical triad" findings in pediatric Klippel-Feil patients
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR People s Republic of China
    Scoliosis Spinal Disord 11:15. 2016
    ..As such, the following study addressed the association between CTFs to that of congenitally-fused cervical segments and other risk factors in KFS patients...
  39. doi request reprint Two subtypes of intervertebral disc degeneration distinguished by large-scale population-based study
    Yan Li
    Centre for Genomic Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, 5 Sassoon Rd, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Spine J 16:1079-89. 2016
    ..It has been defined and measured by multiple spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features, but the heterogeneity among them has never been fully addressed...
  40. pmc Refined Phenotyping of Modic Changes: Imaging Biomarkers of Prolonged Severe Low Back Pain and Disability
    Juhani H Määttä
    From the Medical Research Center Oulu JHM, JK, MP, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu Finnish Institute of Occupational Health JK Center for Life Course Health Research JK, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland and the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology CB, KDKL, KMCC, DS, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Medicine (Baltimore) 95:e3495. 2016
    ..Understanding of these imaging biomarkers can lead to new preventative and personalized therapeutics related to LBP. ..
  41. pmc The paradoxical relationship between ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and developmental lumbar spinal stenosis
    Prudence Wing Hang Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Scoliosis Spinal Disord 11:26. 2016
    ..In these cases, the LF may demonstrate different characteristics as compared to degeneration-driven stenosis. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between histological changes of LF and canal size...
  42. pmc Reliability Analysis of the Distal Radius and Ulna Classification for Assessing Skeletal Maturity for Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    Jason Pui yin Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Global Spine J 6:164-8. 2016
    ..It has now been confirmed to be a reliable tool. Future prospective studies should be performed to investigate its application in deciding when to apply bracing or operative treatment. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Psychometric Validation of the Traditional Chinese Version of the Early Onset Scoliosis-24 Item Questionnaire (EOSQ-24)
    Jason Pui yin Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 41:E1460-E1469. 2016
    ..Questionnaire translation and validation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of lower cervical spine fracture in ankylosing spondylitis
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0159, USA
    J Trauma 61:1005-9. 2006
  45. pmc What's your call? Postoperative iliac-crest avulsion fracture
    Dino Samartzis
    Graduate Division, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, USA
    CMAJ 175:475-6. 2006
  46. ncbi request reprint Is autograft the gold standard in achieving radiographic fusion in one-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with rigid anterior plate fixation?
    Dino Samartzis
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1756-61. 2005
    ..A review of 66 consecutive patients at a single institution who underwent one-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with rigid anterior plate fixation with allograft or autograft...
  47. doi request reprint Careful follow-up after "successful" surgery: postoperative spondylolisthesis after anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion with instrumentation
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, P O Box 800159 Charlottesville, VA 22908 0159, USA
    Surg Neurol 69:637-40; discussion 640. 2008
    ..Postoperative spondylolisthesis after an anterior cervical corpectomy with instrumentation is a serious complication that has rarely been addressed in the literature, and may potentially be underreported...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cell technologies for spinal fusion
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800159, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Spine J 5:231S-239S. 2005
    ..This review focuses on the terminology, historical underpinnings, and current research rationale and techniques and discusses the possible future of these technologies...
  49. ncbi request reprint Lumbar spinal stenosis
    Kern Singh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 16:171-6. 2008
  50. ncbi request reprint Giant cell tumor of the lumbar spine: operative management via spondylectomy and short-segment, 3-column reconstruction with pedicle recreation
    Dino Samartzis
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Surg Neurol 69:138-41; discussion 141-2. 2008
    ..Spinal reconstruction after total spondylectomy can be challenging. Traditional reconstructions typically require multisegment fixation with an association loss of segmental motion and limited 3-column reconstruction...
  51. ncbi request reprint Frequent small distractions with a magnetically controlled growing rod for early-onset scoliosis and avoidance of the law of diminishing returns
    Jason Pui yin Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 24:332-337. 2016
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Assessment of glycosaminoglycan distribution in human lumbar intervertebral discs using chemical exchange saturation transfer at 3 T: feasibility and initial experience
    Mina Kim
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    NMR Biomed 24:1137-44. 2011
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  53. doi request reprint Clinical utility of ultrasound to prospectively monitor distraction of magnetically controlled growing rods
    Jason Pui yin Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Spine J 16:204-9. 2016
    ..The use of ultrasound, which emits no radiation, has been found in a cross-sectional study to be reliable in measuring MCGR distractions...
  54. doi request reprint Disappearing bone disease of the humerus and the cervico-thoracic spine: a case report with 42-year follow-up
    Anne Kathleen Ganal-Antonio
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Professorial Block, 5th Floor, 102 Pokfulam Rd, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Don Eugenio Lopez Sr Medical Complex, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City, 1604, Philippines Department of Orthopaedics, L1 CP Manahan Annex, Makati Medical Center, 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, 1229, Philippines
    Spine J 16:e67-75. 2016
    ..Long-term follow-up of a patient with DBD has rarely been reported in the literature...
  55. doi request reprint The distal radius and ulna classification in assessing skeletal maturity: a simplified scheme and reliability analysis
    Jason Pui yin Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China
    J Pediatr Orthop B 24:546-51. 2015
    ..7). The grades varied from R4-R11 to U1-U9. There was strong to near-perfect intraclass correlation. This study concludes that the simplified distal radius and ulna classification is a reliable tool for assessment of skeletal maturity...
  56. ncbi request reprint Radiographic assessment of segmental motion at the atlantoaxial junction in the Klippel-Feil patient
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0159, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:171-7. 2006
    ..A retrospective review of 33 consecutive Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) patients at a single institution...
  57. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized, double-blind study evaluating the efficacy of postoperative continuous local anesthetic infusion at the iliac crest bone graft site after spinal arthrodesis
    Kern Singh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2477-83. 2005
    ..Parallel design, prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial composed of two independent groups treated with a continuous infusion catheter (saline vs. Marcaine) placed into the iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) site...
  58. ncbi request reprint Osteopetrosis: "sandwich vertebrae"
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 37:165-6. 2008
  59. pmc Acute spinal subdural hematoma complicating lumbar decompressive surgery
    Kok Chun Chang
    Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Evid Based Spine Care J 3:57-62. 2012
    ..Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice to assist in the differential diagnosis of an SSH. Early surgical decompression is necessary for optimal neurological recovery...
  60. ncbi request reprint The use of a modified fulcrum for fulcrum bending radiographs: a technical note
    Kenneth M C Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 22:248-51. 2014
    ..For fulcrum bending radiographs of the lumbar curve, the fulcrum is positioned directly under the apex of the curve such that the ipsilateral iliac crest is lifted off the X-ray table. ..
  61. pmc A systematic review of the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells for disc degeneration: insights and future directions for regenerative therapeutics
    Rita Lok Hay Yim
    1 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Stem Cells Dev 23:2553-67. 2014
    ..Human-based clinical trials are needed. Recommendations are further made to improve efficacy, reduce potential complications, and standardize techniques for future studies. ..
  62. doi request reprint Reducing radiation exposure in early-onset scoliosis surgery patients: novel use of ultrasonography to measure lengthening in magnetically-controlled growing rods
    Oliver M Stokes
    Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Duchess of Kent Children s Hospital, University of Hong Kong, 12 Sandy Bay Rd, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Spine J 14:2397-404. 2014
    ..This increased exposure to ionizing radiation in developing children significantly increases their risk profile for radiation-induced cancer and noncancerous morbidity...
  63. doi request reprint A novel approach to gradual correction of severe spinal deformity in a pediatric patient using the magnetically-controlled growing rod
    Jason Pui yin Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Spine J 14:e7-13. 2014
    ..Acute correction of severe spinal deformities significantly increases the risk of neurologic complications. Previously used methods to safely correct these deformities include halo-traction devices and internal distraction rods...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cervical spine fracture in the ankylosing spondylitis patient
    Francis H Shen
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:632-3. 2005
  65. doi request reprint Defining clinically relevant values for developmental spinal stenosis: a large-scale magnetic resonance imaging study
    Jason Pui yin Cheung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China and Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Nara Medical University, Kahihara, Nara, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:1067-76. 2014
    ..Case-control study...
  66. ncbi request reprint Nonsurgical management of acute and chronic low back pain
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopedics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 14:477-87. 2006
    ..Conflicting evidence exists regarding the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation...
  67. doi request reprint Assessment of skeletal maturity in scoliosis patients to determine clinical management: a new classification scheme using distal radius and ulna radiographs
    Keith D K Luk
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Professorial Block, 5th Floor, 102 Pokfulam Rd, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, SAR, China Electronic address
    Spine J 14:315-25. 2014
    ..The commonly used clinical or radiologic methods to assess skeletal maturity are still deficient in predicting the growth peak and cessation among adolescents, and bone age is too complicated to apply...
  68. ncbi request reprint The Spine Files: Spine in the Arts. Hermes of Praxiteles--preservation of motion and realism
    Dino Samartzis
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Spine J 7:133-4. 2007
  69. doi request reprint Spinal Fractures in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management
    Brian C Werner
    From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Dr Werner and Dr Shen, and the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Dr Samartzis
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 24:241-9. 2016
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Osteochondroma of the sacrum: a case report and review of the literature
    Dino Samartzis
    Graduate Division, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E425-9. 2006
    ..A case report and review of the literature...
  71. ncbi request reprint Neurofibromatosis type I with severe dystrophic kyphoscoliosis and its operative management via a simultaneous anterior-posterior approach: a case report and review of the literature
    Kern Singh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, 1725 W Harrison Street, POB 1063, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Spine J 5:461-6. 2005
    ..However, despite solid arthrodesis, curve progression may still ensue. Nonetheless, a simultaneous anterior-posterior approach to treat such a condition of NF-1 with severe dystrophic kyphoscoliosis is a rare occurrence...
  72. ncbi request reprint Traumatic scoliosis
    Francis H Shen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Lancet 365:910. 2005
  73. ncbi request reprint The reliability and diagnostic value of radiographic criteria in sagittal spine deformities: comparison of the vertebral wedge ratio to the segmental cobb angle
    Neil A Tayyab
    Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E451-9. 2007
    ..A prospective, radiographic cohort study...
  74. ncbi request reprint The Boxing boys of Akrotiri: early illustration of spondylolytic spondylolisthesis related to a sports injury
    Dino Samartzis
    Spine J 7:254-5. 2007
  75. ncbi request reprint Techniques for the operative management of thoracic disc herniation: minimally invasive thoracic microdiscectomy
    Hormoz Sheikh
    Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Spine Program, Michigan Head and Spine Institute, Providence Medical Center, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 38:351-61; abstract vi. 2007
    ..It uses a series of muscle dilators, a tubular retractor, and microscopic visualization by way of a posterolateral approach in an effort to minimize many of the complications that are associated with the more traditional approaches...