Research in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Complications of Pediatric Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Pedicle

Brown, Christopher A. MD; Lenke, Lawrence G. MD; Bridwell, Keith H. MD; Geideman, William M. MD; Hasan, Syed A. MD; Blanke, Kathy RN Study Design: This was a retrospective review of 223 consecutive cases (1986‐1996) from one institution where 759 thoracolumbar and lumbar pedicle screws were used in the treatment…...

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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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Prevalence of segmental wire breakage using Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation in the management of idiopathic scoliosis

Ward, Michael DO*; Betz, Randal R. MD†; Clements, David H. MD‡; Cole, Brian A. MD§ Study Design: This is a retrospective radiographic and medical record analysis of 77 patients. Objectives: To determine whether there is an increased prevalence of segmental sublaminar wire breakage associated with the knurled (diamond) pattern machined…...

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