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This study was undertaken to compare the incidence of pseudarthrosis in fusions supplemented with autogeneic and frozen allogeneic grafts. The records of 208 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who were treated by posterior fusion and Harrington instrumentation were studied. The fusion was supplemented by an autogeneic iliac bone graft in 114(More)
An 8 to 14-year follow-up study of 51 surgically-treated patients with idiopathic scoliosis was performed to determine the impact upon their total life styles, and the differences in comparable but non-surgically-treated patients. Forty-nine per cent were already married and raising families and 70 per cent had been educated beyond high school. Ninety-four(More)
The scoliotic curve, at greatest risk for deterioration during the adolescent growth spurt, can be diagnosed by the simple procedure of the "bend test." Patients with curves less than 20 degrees need not be referred to a specialist, but continuous evaluation of the progression of the curve by the primary physician is essential until skeletal maturity is(More)
Twenty-four patients who underwent more than one kidney transplant were interviewed to assess their psychosocial adaptation. Of these 24, we found 15 patients with a functioning kidney and 9 patients with a nonfunctioning transplant who were back on hemodialysis. In both groups, approximately 50% of the patients had life satisfaction ratings of "good" and(More)
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