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    Dear All, Thanks for all the valuable inputs. I operated this case and this was a clear-cut case of ankylosing spondylitis with a completely fused spine. I measured a correction angle of 100 degrees and ...

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    Distinguished professor, good morning, our modest opinion is that after a stay according to Tokuhashi score (this involves different diagnostic methods as reported by previous colleagues), you should proceed ...

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    PS I should state that all my observations thus far are based on a comparison of non-operative management to traditional (micro/MIS) surgical methods. I believe endoscopic surgical methods hold great promise ...

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    The image quality is not great.  It does look like there is some mild cord compression on the extension MRI.  On flexion MRI the spinal cord looks like it is draped over the vertebral body but there is ...

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    Dear Dr. Abdulgaffar and Dr. Klein. Thanks for sharing your views. You both, rightly, pointed out the difficulty of mastering spine endoscopy techniques. As you both mentioned, some people are just ...

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    Dr. Agarwal,  I recommend that you do no further surgery for this patient.  You have had an excellent result.  Further surgical intervention is unlikely to help him.  The risks of additional surgery are ...

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