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Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a neurologic condition that develops insidiously over time as degenerative changes of the spine result in compression of the cord and nearby structures. It is the most common form of spinal cord injury in adults; yet, its diagnosis is often delayed.

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Is There a Correlation Between Preoperative or Postoperative Vitamin D Levels with Pseudarthrosis, Hardware Failure, and Revisions After Lumbar Spine Fusion?

Background: Vitamin D deficiency is a well-known cause of postoperative complications in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic complications seen in vitamin D deficiency include nonunion, pseudarthrosis, and hardware failure. We seek to investigate the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and outcomes after lumbar spinal fusions.

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The most influential publications in cervical myelopathy

Management of cervical myelopathy (CM) has continued to evolve through a better understanding of the long-term outcomes of this diagnosis as well as improved diagnostic guidelines. More recent literature continues to expand the field, but certain publications can be distinguished from others due to their lasting impact.

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Current Incidence of Adjacent Segment Pathology Following Lumbar Fusion versus Motion-Preserving Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Recent Projections

Background context: Lumbar fusion has shown to be an effective surgical management option when indicated, improving patient outcomes and functional status. However, concerns of adjacent segment pathology (ASP) due to reduced mobility at the operated segment have fostered the emergence of motion-preserving procedures (MPP).

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