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The efficacy of convex hemiepiphysiodesis in patients with iatrogenic posterior element deficiency resulting from diastematomyelia excision.

Authors
  • Uzumcugil, Akin
  • Cil, Akin
  • Yazici, Muharrem
  • Acaroglu, Emre
  • Alanay, Ahmet
  • Akalan, Nejat
  • Ozisik, Pinar
  • Surat, Adil
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 15, 2003
Volume
28
Issue
8
Pages
799–805
Identifiers
PMID: 12698124
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Convex epiphysiodesis is an effective method for patients with midline laminectomy defect as those with intact posterior elements. Because the facet joints and transverse processes usually are unaffected, the presence of midline defect does not diminish the efficacy of the technique.

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