Abstract: Extremely severe Pott's kyphotic deformity cannot be completely corrected by conventional techniques, including vertebral body resection, Smith-Peterson, pedicle subtraction osteotomy or even vertebral column resection (VCR). The authors developed a new technique combining transpedicular eggshell osteotomies and VCR as multilevel modified vertebral column resection (MVCR) through a single posterior approach for surgical treatment of Pott's kyphosis with Konstam's angle beyond 90 degrees. A... Show More
Full-text available · Article · Jul 2009 · European Spine Journal
Unlike several authors[20,24], we did not use temporary rod during the vertebral body resection. As the resection did not include the anterior cortex, the spine was not destabilized, and moreover we never observed any spontaneous correction after wedge resection in spite of positionning the patient on thoracic and pelvic supports.