Surgical Outcomes Research

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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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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Anterior Release and Fusion in Pediatric Spinal Deformity: A Comparison of Early Outcome and Cost of Thoracoscopic and Open Thoracotomy Approaches

Newton, Peter O. MD; Wenger, Dennis R. MD; Mubarak, Scott J. MD; Meyer, R. Scott MD Study Design: A consecutive series of patients undergoing thoracoscopic anterior spinal release and fusion for scoliosis or kyphosis was compared with a consecutive series of patients treated with an open thoracotomy approach. Objectives: To…...

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