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STUDY DESIGN A prospective self-assessment analysis of a consecutive series of adult patients diagnosed with adult scoliosis of adolescent onset or de novo degenerative scoliosis. PURPOSE To analyze the impact that scoliosis has on patient health perceptions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There exists little data studying the effect scoliosis has on an(More)
Surgical adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) management can be associated with loss of thoracic kyphosis and a secondary loss of lumbar lordosis leading to iatrogenic flatback. Such conditions are associated with poorer clinical outcomes during adulthood. The aim of this study was to evaluate sagittal plane reciprocal changes after posterior spinal fusion(More)
Thirty-one patients with an average age of 27 years were included in this study to analyze the short-term results of simultaneous anterior and posterior approaches in the treatment of late complications of thoracolumbar fractures. The complications treated were pseudoarthrosis and malunion resulting in neurologic compromise and pain. There were 20 burst(More)
Background. Several different techniques exist to address the pain and disability caused by isolated nerve root impingement. Failure to adequately decompress the lumbar foramen may lead to failed back surgery syndrome. However, aggressive treatment often causes spinal instability or may require fusion for satisfactory results. We describe a novel technique(More)
BACKGROUND Using a tethering technique, a porcine model of scoliosis has been created. Ideally, tether release before placement and evaluation of corrective therapies would lead to persistent scoliosis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES Does release of the spinal tether result in persistent deformity? METHODS Using a unilateral spinal tether and ipsilateral rib cage(More)
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