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Prospective Evaluation of 50 Consecutive Scoliosis Patients Surgically Treated With Thoracoscopic Anterior Instrumentation

Newton, Peter O. MD; Parent, Stefan MD, PhD; Marks, Michelle MA, PT; Pawelek, Jeff BS Study Design. Prospective, consecutive, single-surgeon case series of patients treated for scoliosis with thoracoscopic anterior spinal instrumentation. Background. A thoracoscopic approach for insertion of anterior instrumentation has been developed in the past 10 years, which…...

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Perioperative Changes in Pulmonary Function After Anterior Scoliosis Instrumentation: Thoracoscopic Versus Open Approaches

Faro, Frances D. MD*; Marks, Michelle C. PT, MA†; Newton, Peter O. MD†; Blanke, Kathy RN‡; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD‡ Study Design. A prospective evaluation of pulmonary function in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing surgical correction. Objective. To determine if a minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach had less postoperative pulmonary…...

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The Success of Thoracoscopic Anterior Fusion in a Consecutive Series of 112 Pediatric Spinal Deformity Cases

Newton, Peter O. MD*†; White, Klane K. MD, MS†; Faro, Frances MD†; Gaynor, Tracey MA* Study Design. A retrospective review of a single surgeon consecutive series of video-assisted thoracoscopic anterior release and fusion. Objectives. To examine radiographic fusion rates and standard radiographic parameters of spinal deformity correction, as well as…...

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Single-Rod Versus Dual-Rod Anterior Instrumentation for Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Biomechanical Study

Lowe, Thomas G. MD*; Enguidanos, Stephen T. MD*; Smith, David A.B. MSc*; Hashim, Shukor MD†; Eule, James M. MD*; O’Brien, Michael F. MD*; Diekmann, Molly J. BSc*; Wilson, Lucas BSME*; Trommeter, Julie M. BSME* Study Design. Anterior single- and dual-rod instrumented human and ovine thoracolumbar spines, with and without structural…...

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Evaluation of a Functional Position for Lateral Radiograph Acquisition in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Faro, Frances D. MD*†; Marks, Michelle C. MA, PT†; Pawelek, Jeffrey BS†; Newton, Peter O. MD*† Study Design. A retrospective examination of lateral spine radiographs of 50 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) was performed to evaluate the sagittal profile of patients in two different standing positions. Objectives. To evaluate…...

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Prospective Pulmonary Function Comparison of Open Versus Endoscopic Anterior Fusion Combined With Posterior Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lenke, Lawrence G. MD*; Newton, Peter O. MD†; Marks, Michelle C. PT, MA†; Blanke, Kathy M. RN*; Sides, Brenda MA†; Kim, Yongjung J. MD*; Bridwell, Keith H. MD* Study Design. Prospective clinical study. Objective. To evaluate pulmonary function tests at a minimum 2-year follow-up in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis…...

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Anterior Single-Rod Instrumentation of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Saving Levels

Lowe, Thomas G. MD*; Betz, Randal MD*; Lenke, Lawrence MD†; Clements, David MD‡; Harms, Jürgen§; Newton, Peter MD¶; Haher, Thomas MD∥; Merola, Andrew MD§; Wenger, Dennis MD¶ Study Design. To evaluate the ability of single-rod anterior instrumentation to save or preserve fusion levels and improve thoracic hypokyphosis in patients with…...

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Anterior Single Rod Instrumentation for Thoracolumbar Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis With And Without the Use of Structural Interbody Support

Lowe, Thomas G. MD; Alongi, Paul R. MD; Smith, David A. B. MSc; O’Brien, Michael F. MD; Mitchell, Shari L. MA; Pinteric, Raymarla J. MT Study Design. A radiographic and clinical outcomes analysis of 41 patients treated for thoracolumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis utilizing a single anterior rigid rod construct. Objectives.…...

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Anterior Endoscopic Discectomy and Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lenke, Lawrence G. MD Study Design. A review of adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis undergoing endoscopic release and spinal fusion. Objective. To describe the indications, techniques, results, and complications of thoracic anterior endoscopic scoliosis surgery. Summary of Background Data. Anterior endoscopic treatment of thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has become an…...

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Thoracoscopic Multilevel Anterior Instrumented Fusion in a Goat Model

Newton, Peter O. MD*†; Lee, Steven S. MD†; Mahar, Andrew T. MS*†; Farnsworth, Christine L. MS*; Weinstein, Craig H. MD* Study Design. A survival study in a caprine model for evaluation of a thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis instrumentation construct for fusion. Objective. To compare the efficacy of performing multilevel anterior thoracoscopic…...

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