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Research in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Parents’ and Patients’ Preferences and Concerns in Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis: A Cross-Sectional Preoperative Analysis

Bridwell, Keith H. MD*; Shufflebarger, Harry L. MD†; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD*‡; Lowe, Thomas G. MD§; Betz, Randal R. MD,÷; Bassett, George S. MD‡¶ Study Design. A multicenter cross-sectional study of parents’ and patient’s concerns and preferences regarding surgery for idiopathic scoliosis. Objectives. The purpose of this study was to…...

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Prospective Pulmonary Function Evaluation Following Open Thoracotomy for Anterior Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Graham, Eric J MD*; Lenke, Lawrence G MD*; Lowe, Thomas G MD†; Betz, Randal R. MD‡; Bridwell, Keith H MD*; Kong, Y. MSc†; Blanke, Kathy RN* Study Design. Prospective study. Objectives. To prospectively evaluate sequential pulmonary function tests (PFTs) at a minimum 2-year follow-up after an open anterior spinal fusion…...

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Do Radiographic Parameters Correlate With Clinical Outcomes in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

D’Andrea, Linda P. MD*; Betz, Randal R. MD*; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD†; Clements, David H. MD‡; Lowe, Thomas G. MD; Merola, Andrew MD∥; Haher, Thomas MD∥; Harms, Jürgen MD¶; Huss, Gail K. RN*; Blanke, Kathy RN†; McGlothlen, Sally RT Study Design. A radiographic assessment has been developed to include coronal,…...

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Defining the Pediatric Spinal Thoracoscopy Learning Curve: Sixty-Five Consecutive Cases

Newton, Peter O. MD; Shea, Kevin G. MD; Granlund, Kirk F. MD Study Design. Consecutive case prospective chart and radiographic review. Objectives. The purpose of this study was to define the learning curve of spinal thoracoscopy. Summary of Background Data. Thoracoscopy is an alternative to open thoracotomy in the treatment…...

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The Effect of Continued Posterior Spinal Growth on Sagittal Contour in Patients Treated by Anterior Instrumentation for Idiopathic Scoliosis

D’Andrea, Linda P. MD*; Betz, Randal R. MD†; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD‡; Harms, Jürgen MD§; Clements, David H. MD†; Lowe, Thomas G. MD∥ Study Design. Retrospective analysis of radiographs on a prospective cohort of patients undergoing anterior instrumentation for thoracic idiopathic scoliosis. Objectives. To analyze the change in sagittal profile…...

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Spontaneous Lumbar Curve Coronal Correction After Selective Anterior or Posterior Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lenke, Lawrence G. MD*; Betz, Randal R. MD†; Bridwell, Keith H. MD*; Harms, Jurgen MD†; Clements, David H. MD†; Lowe, Thomas G. MD§ Study Design. Retrospective review of anterior and posterior fusions for treatment of adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis. Objectives. To evaluate both the instrumented thoracic and the spontaneous lumbar…...

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Maintaining Lumbar Lordosis With Anterior Single Solid-Rod Instrumentation in Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Sweet, Fred A. MD; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD; Bridwell, Keith H. MD; Blanke, Kathy M. RN Study Design. A prospective radiographic evaluation of 20 consecutive patients with primary lumbar or thoracolumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who were treated with anterior convex compressive single solid-rod spinal instrumentation and structural titanium mesh (Harms)…...

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Proximal Kyphosis After Posterior Spinal Fusion in Patients With Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lee, Guy A. MD*; Betz, Randal R. MD†; Clements, David H. III MD‡; Huss, Gail K. RN† Study Design. For this retrospective study, preoperative and postoperative radiographs of posterior spinal fusions for idiopathic scoliosis were reviewed. Objectives. To determine the prevalence and possible causes of proximal kyphosis after posterior spinal…...

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Results of the Scoliosis Research Society Instrument for Evaluation of Surgical Outcome in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Multicenter Study of 244 Patients

Haher, Thomas R. MD*; Gorup, John M. MD†; Shin, Tae M. MD†; Homel, Peter PhD‡; Merola, Andrew A. MD†; Grogan, Dennis P. MD§; Pugh, Linda RN§; Lowe, Thomas G. MD∥; Murray, Michael MD* Study Design. An outcome questionnaire was constructed to evaluate patient satisfaction and performance and to discriminate among…...

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Comparison of Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation for Correction of Adolescent Thoracic Idiopathic Scoliosis

BrBetz, Randal R. MD*; Harms, Jürgen MD†; Clements, David H. III MD*; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD‡; Lowe, Thomas G. MD§; Shufflebarger, Harry L. MD∥; Jeszenszky, Dezsö MD†; Beele, Bruno MD† Study Design: This was a prospective study of two cohort groups of patients (one group receiving anterior instrumentation and the…...

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