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Spinal osteotomy to correct kyphosis in spinal tuberculosis.

Authors
  • Otani, K
  • Satomi, K
  • Fujimura, Y
  • Manzoku, S
  • Shibasaki, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
International orthopaedics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1979
Volume
3
Issue
3
Pages
229–235
Identifiers
PMID: 528091
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Twenty-seven patients with severe tuberculous kyphosis have been treated at the National Murayama Hospital between 1966 and 1977. We have undertaken curettage of the foci and vertebral osteotomy through an anterior approach, followed by gradual correction with a halo pelvic distraction apparatus and subsequent vertebral fusion. Choice of this method depends upon the age of the patient, the degree of kyphosis before correction, and the presence of concomitant lesions. Details of postoperative management are given and their importance is emphasized. The major risks of correction are discussed and precautions suggested.

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