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BACKGROUND Since 1962 to the mid eighties the Harrington Rod instrumentation was the Golden standard for surgical treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). The Boston braces were introduced in the 1970´s and are still used as a conservative treatment, for curves less than 40°. Very few long-term studies exists, focusing on the health related(More)
Constipation is a common disease among patients in all age groups, and the pathology can vary. This case report describes a 26-year-old female with severe constipation for six years. She was referred to a centre for spine surgery with a coccyx compressing her rectum causing constipation. The symptoms developed six years previously after a trauma, progressed(More)
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a minimally invasive procedure with cement augmentation of vertebral fractures. It was introduced in 1987 as a treatment for painful haemangiomas and is today mostly used for painful osteoporotic fractures of the spine. Two randomised, double-blinded trials published in 2009 have raised a debate about the(More)
To report the incidence of cancer in a cohort of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients treated 25 years previously. 215 consecutive AIS patients treated between 1983 and 1990 were identified and requested to return for clinical and radiographic examination. The incidence of cancer was determined through chart review and follow-up interviews. Using(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To determine the malignancy rate and histology in bone biopsies obtained during PVP for VCF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCF) affect approximately 20% of postmenopausal women and can lead to long-term disability. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a minimally(More)
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