John M. Kirkos

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We present the case of a 14-year-old male with Scheuermann's disease and significant neurological deficit due to thoracic disk herniation at the apex of kyphosis. He was treated with an anterior decompression, anterior and posterior fusion in the same setting using plate, cage and a segmental instrumentation system. The patient had an excellent outcome with(More)
The displacement of the femoral head along the upper femoral physis that occurs during adolescence or slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is not a very common traumatic entity. Ever since Muller1 first described it in 1888, its symptoms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and complications have been thoroughly described and studied.(More)
BACKGROUND Scoliotic curves do not necessarily stop progressing at skeletal maturity. The factors that influence curve behavior following bracing are not fully determined. Our objectives were to evaluate the loss of the scoliotic curve correction in a cohort of patients treated with bracing during adolescence and to compare the outcomes of 18 versus 23 h of(More)
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