spinal instability

spi·nal in·sta·bil·i·ty

the inability of the spinal column, under physiologic loading, to maintain its normal configuration; can result from congenital defects, trauma, degenerative change, or neoplastic diseases affecting the vertebrae, intervertebral discs, or spinal ligaments; may lead to damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots or to painful spinal deformity.

spi·nal in·sta·bil·i·ty

(spī'năl in'stă-bil'i-tē)
The inability of the spinal column, under physiologic loads, to maintain its normal configuration; may result in damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots or lead to the development of a painful spinal deformity.
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On follow-up X-rays, there was no loss of correction or progression of kyphosis and graft incorporated successfully without spinal instability.
However, the literature data suggest that surgical cyst excision may bear some serious risks including dural laceration, cerebrospinal fluid leak, epidural hematoma, spinal instability, discitis, neurological injury, and other problems caused by general anesthesia.[9,10] Thus, our case who tolerated the procedure well without any complication, demonstrates that the facet joint cyst rupture may be an alternative to surgery.
Stabilization is recommended in spinal instability, neurologic involvement, and intractable pain.
Subsequently, patients with refractory symptoms from degenerative central LSS were included, while those with spinal instability, history of previous lumbar surgery, congenital lumbar stenosis, degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis and degenerative or acquired lumbar scoliosis due to trauma, infection or abnormal bone metabolism were excluded from the study.
the subject of performance of the public contract is continuous deliveries of spinal fixators of toraco-lumbar spine for surgical solution of spinal instability, In case of deteriorated bone quality, For the needs of clinic of spondylo-surgery of 1st faculty of medicine and motol university hospital, Based on partial partial orders for 48 months.
Surgery is needed only if there is a neurologic deficit or spinal instability. These lesions respond rapidly to anti-tuberculosis drugs.
The laminectomy treats the neurologic symptoms, while the fusion treats the spinal instability. Be prepared for a four- to six-week recovery period, with full recovery taking a bit longer.
The indication for surgical intervention includes compression of neural elements, spinal instability due to extensive bony destruction, severe kyphosis, or failure of conservative treatment [6].
Denis, "Spinal instability as defined by the three-column spine concept in acute spinal trauma," Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no.
The current treatment approaches for spinal metastatic tumors include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.4 Radiotherapy is the most common therapy; but it cannot improve neurological function, especially spinal paralysis, by relieving spinal instability induced by tumors.
Concept of spinal instability is determined by considering the severity of the spinal damage and adopting a management strategy, as according to various authors, unstable spinal fractures require surgical intervention.