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Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Aug 1;34(17):1783-90. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181ab62b3.

Instrumentation and fusion for congenital spine deformities.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. daniel.hedequist@childrens.harvard.edu

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN:

A retrospective clinical review.

OBJECTIVE:

To review the use of modern instrumentation of the spine for congenital spinal deformities.

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:

Spinal instrumentation has evolved since the advent of the Harrington rod. There is a paucity of literature, which discusses the use of modern spinal instrumentation in congenital spine deformity cases. This review focuses on modern instrumentation techniques for congenital scoliosis and kyphosis.

METHODS:

A systematic review was performed of the literature to discuss spinal implant use for congenital deformities.

RESULTS:

Spinal instrumentation may be safely and effectively used in cases of congenital spinal deformity.

CONCLUSION:

Spinal surgeons taking care of children with congenital spine deformities need to be trained in all aspects of modern spinal instrumentation.

PMID:
19644329
DOI:
10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181ab62b3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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