Search for dissertations about: "cervical spine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 swedish dissertations containing the words cervical spine.

  1. 1. Cervical Radiculopathy : Studies on Pain Analysis and Treatment

    Author : Anna MacDowall; Claes Olerud; Helena Brisby; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cervical radiculopahy; Artificial disc replacement; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : Background: Knowledge about how to interpret pain-analyzing tools such as the pain drawing test and the visual analog scale (VAS) in cervical spine patients are sparse; hence, they have never been validated for this subgroup of patients. The method of artificial disc replacement (ADR) has been developed as an alternative treatment to fusion surgery after decompression for cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD) with radiculopathy. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cervical Spine Injuries - Numerical Analyses and Statistical Survey

    Author : Karin Brolin; KTH; []
    Keywords : neck injuries; finite element method; numerical analysis; cervical spine;

    Abstract : Injuries to the neck, or cervical region, are very importantsince there is a potential risk of damage to the spinal cord.Any neck injury can have devastating if not life threateningconsequences. READ MORE

  3. 3. Functional analysis of the cervical spine : Reliability, reference data and outcome after anterior cervical decompression and fusion

    Author : Anneli Peolsson; Karin Harms Ringdahl; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis was to investigate the reliability of the test procedure, and to obtain reference values for active range of motion (AROM) of the neck, neck-, and hand strength. Another aim was to perform a broad assessment of outcome in patients with cervical disc disease operated on by anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) and to identify predictive factors for a good outcome. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cervical influence on dizziness and orientation

    Author : Eva-Maj Malmström; Människan i rörelse: hälsa och rehabilitering; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Neck pain; Muscle fatigue; Vestibular diseases; Cervical range of motion; Cervical spine; 3-D movement analysis; Dizziness; Proprioception; Primary and coupled movements; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : The overall aim of the work was to examine the influence of cervical biomechanical conditions on movement performance, to study musculoskeletal findings accompanying possible cervicogenic dizziness and to evaluate the influence of cervical proprioception on head orientation. Two devices, measuring cervical range of motion, were compared: Myrin, an inclinometer/compass method and Zebris®, a 3-dimensional ultrasound movement analyser. READ MORE

  5. 5. Biomechanical and Clinical Aspects on Fixation Techniques in the Cervical Spine

    Author : Thomas Henriques; Claes Olerud; Sune Larsson; Dieter Grob; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicine; Biomechanics; Atlanto-axial fusion; Distractive flexion injuries; cervical spine; adjacent level motion; Medicin; Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine; Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin;

    Abstract : The present work is analyzing the general biomechanical aspects of fixation techniques in the upper and lower cervical spine along with clinical implications.The in vitro biomechanical properties of five different posterior atlanto-axial fixation techniques are compared. READ MORE