Early limb use after surgery is important in the formation of a pseudoarthrosis
as well as in maintaining muscle mass and range of motion.
Back pain patients would probably do well to think about that, because the surgery they're about to undergo poses real risks, including infection, continuing pain, pseudoarthrosis
, a condition called "failed back syndrome," and occasionally even death.
There is a high incidence of pseudoarthrosis
with this procedure, and thus it has become a less favorable approach for surgeons.
was found in their radiographic studies; in none of these patients, however, was abnormal motion detected in the obtained flexion/extension radiographs.
Borden had diagnosed C6-7 pseudoarthrosis
after a bone scan revealed dense scar tissue at the C6-7 level.
Says Eiichi Fukada of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Wako, Japan: "The clinical applicability of DC, AC or pulsing electric current for the treatment of nonunion [failure of the ends of a fractured bone to unite] and pseudoarthrosis
[formation of a false joint by a fractured bone] has been established.
fracture or dislocation), spinal stenosis, tumor, pseudoarthrosis
and failed previous fusion.
4 Prevalence of Pseudoarthrosis
Following ACDF Operations 140 9.
The investigators noted no pseudoarthrosis
among the 23 levels they fused posterolaterally.
a typical osseous lesion such as sphenoid dysplasia or tibial pseudoarthrosis
The commonly noted abnormalities include marked anterolateral bowing of the tibia/fibula; pseudoarthrosis
The efficacy of anterior cervical plating in the management of symptomatic pseudoarthrosis
of the cervical spine.