Daniel J. Sucato

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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of patients who had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the thoracic spine, comparing those with a normal straight spine and those with a right thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVE To analyze the position of the rib head with respect to the spinal canal and vertebral body in normal patients and(More)
STUDY DESIGN Manual digital measurements, in a porcine model of thoracoscopic anterior instrumentation, divided into two studies: 1) comparing the actual screw position within each vertebra with the perceived ideal screw position and correlation with the learning curve of the surgeon; and 2) a quantitative analysis of the vertebral bodies from T3 to T12 to(More)
Anterior spinal instrumentation is an alternative option to posterior instrumentation for surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, optimal instrumentation configuration and strategies are not yet clearly defined. A biomechanical kinematic model using flexible mechanism was developed to study instrumentation strategies.(More)
BACKGROUND The reported prevalence of non-neurologic complications following corrective surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis ranges from 0% to 10%. However, most studies were retrospective evaluations of treatment techniques and did not focus solely on complications. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of non-neurologic(More)
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a common paediatric musculoskeletal disease that displays a strong female bias. By performing a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 3,102 individuals, we identify significant associations with 20p11.22 SNPs for females (P=6.89 × 10(-9)) but not males (P=0.71). This association with IS is also found in independent female(More)
BACKGROUND A congruent hip frequently is cited in the literature as a prerequisite for performing a reconstructive pelvic osteotomy for hip dysplasia. The designation as congruent is important as incongruent joints generally are regarded as requiring a salvage-type procedure. Several measures of congruency are described in the literature, but it is unclear(More)
BACKGROUND Questions remain as to the effect of pedicle screws on spinal canal development in young children. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of unilateral placement of dual screws across the neurocentral synchondrosis on spinal canal development as assessed with histological analysis and measurement of the canal dimensions in an(More)