Geertje C Huitema

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT According to the Lenke classification, a Type 5 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be surgically treated with selective anterior thoracolumbar or lumbar fusion. PURPOSE This study aims to predict the spontaneous correction of the unfused thoracic curve after anterior thoracolumbar fusion and to study whether age is of influence on this(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective evaluation of screw position after double-rod anterior spinal fusion in idiopathic scoliosis using computerized tomography (CT). OBJECTIVE To evaluate screw position and complications related to screw position after double-rod anterior instrumentation in idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Anterior(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study analyzes the mobility of the aorta relative to the spine in patients with a herniated thoracic disc requiring surgical intervention. OBJECTIVES To determine the mobility of the aorta relative to the spine with the patient in prone and supine position. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In anterior scoliosis surgery, safe screw placement(More)
PURPOSE Standard thoracotomy for anterior instrumentation and fusion of the thoracic spine in idiopathic scoliosis may have detrimental effects on pulmonary function. In this study we describe a less invasive anterior surgical technique and show the pre- and postoperative pulmonary function with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. METHODS Twenty patients with(More)
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