Cervical Spine Trauma in Cameroonian Judokas: Risk Factors and Prognosis in Two Cases in Yaounde

Volume 4 | Issue 1 | April 2023 – September 2023 | page: 24-27 | Muluem O.K, Bissou M, Fonkoue L, Ndongmoui N.G, Chifen U, Haman N.O, Djientcheu V.P


Authors: Muluem O.K [1], Tsiagadigui J.G [2], Fonkoue L [1], Ndongmoui N.G [2], Chifen U [1], Haman N.O [1], Djientcheu V.P [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, General Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon.
[2] Department of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Muluem Olivier Kennedy,
Department of Orthopaedics, General Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon.


Motor Cervical spine injuries during the practice of judo rarely occur. When they occur, they can be responsible for serious injuries such as fractures, dislocations and sprains. The objective of our work was to evaluate the factors favoring the occurrence of these lesions, the diagnostic approach, the emergency management and the medium-term prognosis in two Cameroonian judokas.
Keywords: Cervical spine, Injury, Judo, Risk factor, Prognosis


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Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Narrative Review

Volume 1 | Issue 1 | October 2020-March 2021 | page: 37-45 | Ghanshyam Kakadiya, Viraj Gandbhir, Kshitij Chaudhary

Authors: Ghanshyam Kakadiya [1] , Viraj Gandbhir [1] , Kshitij Chaudhary [1][2]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
[2] Department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary,
Department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


This narrative review aimed to identify various risk factors of recurrent lumbar disc herniation (rLDH) post-discectomy and its management. The rLDH has remained a challenging problem for spine surgeons. The incidence of rLDH is reported widely from 1% to 21%. Many possible patient-related, disc-related, and surgery-related risk factors may predispose the patient to rLDH. Moreover, the clinical and radiological diagnosis of rLDH can be challenging. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, and alternative diagnoses for leg pain have been ruled out, a course of initial non-operative treatment can be attempted. Compared to primary LDH, non-operative treatment is less likely to succeed in rLDH, possibly due to the associated epidural fibrosis and scarring. Various surgical options can be considered, including revision discectomy and fusion. Revision discectomy is usually the primary choice of surgery for the first recurrence. A fusion procedure can be chosen for those who have repeated reherniations or significant associated back pain. Precise patient selection is a must to achieve excellent surgical outcomes.
Keywords: Lumbar disc herniation, recurrent herniation, discectomy, risk factor, Epidural fibrosis, narrative review.



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How to Cite this Article: Kakadiya G, Gandbhir V, Chaudhary K| Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Narrative Review | Back Bone: The Spine Journal | October 2020-March 2021; 1(1): 37-45.


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