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Posterior all-pedicle screw instrumentation combined with multiple chevron and concave rib osteotomies in the treatment of adolescent congenital kyphoscoliosis

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hacettepe University, Hacettepe Hastaneleri, 06100 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.
The spine journal: official journal of the North American Spine Society (Impact Factor: 2.8). 12/2012; 14(1). DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.10.016
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ABSTRACT Congenital kyphoscoliosis is a disorder that often requires surgical treatment. Although many methods of surgical treatment exist, posterior-only vertebral column resection with instrumentation and fusion seem to have become the gold standard for very severe and very rigid curves. Multiple chevron and concave rib osteotomies have been previously reported to be effective in the treatment of neglected severe idiopathic curves. We hypothesized that this method may also be used successfully in the treatment of congenital kyphoscoliosis.

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