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BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The United States is presently engaged in the largest scale armed conflict since Vietnam. Despite recent investigations into the scope of injuries sustained by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, little information is available…

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Several reports indicate that patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) have increased mortality after cervical spine fractures. However, outcomes of the fractured hyperostotic…

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Because of the low incidence, treatment recommendations for spinal osteosarcoma are guided by the results of small series and case reports. Many include patients who presented for treatment over the course of three to four…

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The current approach to the evaluation and treatment of military casualties in the Global War on Terror is informed by medical experience from prior conflicts and combat encounters from the last 10 years. In an effort to…

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Prior research has identified disparities in access to care, resource utilization, and outcomes in members of racial and ethnic minorities. However, the role that race/ethnicity may play in influencing outcomes after spine surgery…

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The epidemiology of cervical spine fractures and associated spinal cord injury (SCI) has not previously been estimated within the American population. PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of cervical spine fractures and associated…

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Anterior approaches to the lumbosacral spine afford the ideal window to the disc for interbody fusion. Vascular injuries represent the most feared complications of such approaches. Unfortunately, the combination of more procedures…
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