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[Hemivertebra resection in congenital scoliosis -- early correction in young children].

Authors
  • Ruf, M1
  • Jensen, R
  • Jeszenszky, D
  • Merk, H
  • Harms, J
  • 1 Orthopädie und Traumatologie, Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Karlsbad, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete
Publication Date
2006
Volume
144
Issue
1
Pages
74–79
Identifiers
PMID: 16498564
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Correction surgery of congenital scoliosis should be performed early before the development of severe local deformities and secondary structural changes. Posterior resection of the hemivertebrae with transpedicular instrumentation allows for early intervention in very young children. Excellent correction in both the frontal and sagittal planes, and a short segment of fusion allow for normal growth in the unaffected parts of the spine.

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