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Research in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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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Use of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery to Reduce Perioperative Morbidity in Scoliosis Surgery

Newton, Peter O. MD*†; Marks, Michelle , MS*; Faro, Frances , MD†; Betz, Randy , MD‡; Clements, David , MD‡; Haher, Tom , MD§; Lenke, Larry , MD∥; Lowe, Tom , MD¶; Merola, Andrew , MD§; Wenger, Dennis , MD*† Study Design. A case series of idiopathic scoliosis patients treated…...

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Factors Involved in the Decision to Perform a Selective Versus Nonselective Fusion of Lenke 1B and 1C (King-Moe II) Curves in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Newton, Peter O. MD*†; Faro, Frances D. , MD*†; Lenke, Lawrence G. , MD‡; Betz, Randal R. , MD§; Clements, David H. , MD§; Lowe, Thomas G. , MD∥; Haher, Thomas R. , MD¶; Merola, Andrew A. , MD¶; D’Andrea, Linda P. , MD§; Marks, Michelle , MS*; Wenger, Dennis…...

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A Multicenter Study of the Outcomes of the Surgical Treatment Of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Outcome Instrument

Merola, Andrew A. MD*†; Haher, Thomas R. MD†; Brkaric, Mario MD*; Panagopoulos, Georgia PhD‡; Mathur, Samir MD*; Kohani, Omid MS III*; Lowe, Thomas G. MD§; Lenke, Larry G. MD∥; Wenger, Dennis R. MD¶; Newton, Peter O. MD#; Clements, David H. III, MD**; Betz, Randal R. MD†† Study Design. A multicenter…...

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A Multicenter Study Analyzing the Relationship of a Standardized Radiographic Scoring System of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and the Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument

Wilson, Philip L. MD*; Newton, Peter O. MD*; Wenger, Dennis R. MD*; Haher, Thomas MD†; Merola, Andrew MD†; Lenke, Larry MD‡; Lowe, Thomas MD§; Clements, David MD∥;; Betz, Randy MD¶ Study Design. A multicenter study examining the association between radiographic and outcomes measures in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Objectives. To evaluate…...

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Biomechanical Analysis of Anterior Scoliosis Instrumentation: Differences Between Single and Dual Rod Systems With and Without Interbody Structural Support

Fricka, Kevin B. MD; Mahar, Andrew T. MS; Newton, Peter O. MD Study Design. Nondestructive biomechanical testing was performed on bovine lumbar spines instrumented with multilevel scoliosis type anterior spine constructs. Objective. To determine the biomechanical effects from the number of anterior rods (1 vs 2) and the effects of…...

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Curve Prevalence of a New Classification of Operative Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Does Classification Correlate With Treatment?

Lenke, Lawrence G. MD*; Betz, Randal R. MD†; Clements, David MD‡; Merola, Andrew MD§; Haher, Thomas MD§; Lowe, Thomas MD∥; Newton, Peter MD¶; Bridwell, Keith H. MD*; Blanke, Kathy RN* Study Design. A retrospective multicenter consecutive case review of operative adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Objectives. To define the curve prevalence of…...

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Prospective Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes and Complications of Single Solid Rod Instrumented Anterior Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Sweet, Fred A. MD; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD; Bridwell, Keith H. MD; Blanke, Kathy M. RN; Whorton, J. RN Study Design. Prospective clinical cases series. Objectives. To prospectively evaluate outcomes and critically review radiographic results and complications associated with single solid rod anterior spinal fusions in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with…...

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Anterior Versus Posterior Instrumentation for the Correction of Thoracic Idiopathic Scoliosis

Betz, Randal R. MD; Shufflebarger, Harry MD Section Editor(s): McLain, Robert F. MD; Lenke, Lawrence MD Benefits of the Anterior Approach. Selected patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who have thoracic curves classified as Lenke et al 12 Type 1 (main thoracic) or Type 3 (double major curve) may benefit from…...

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