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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE Compare Universal Clamps (UCs) and hooks for the thoracic correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In scoliosis surgery, sagittal correction is as important as frontal correction due to the risk of junctional kyphosis. Compared to all-screw(More)
STUDY DESIGN A reproducibility study was conducted in preoperative and postoperative three-dimensional (3D) measurements for patients operated for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability of preoperative and postoperative 3D reconstructions using EOS in patients operated for AIS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No prior(More)
PURPOSE To report complications of direct fibrosing agent injection in the treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed all cases of ABCs treated with direct fibrosing agent injection (Ethibloc; Ethnor Laboratories, Ethicon, Noderstedt, Germany) at Robert Debré Hospital since 1994.(More)
BACKGROUND The maintenance of horizontal gaze is an essential function of upright posture and global sagittal spinal alignment. Horizontal gaze is classically measured by the chin-brow vertical angle (CBVA), which is not readily measured on most lateral spine radiographs. OBJECTIVE To evaluate relations between CBVA and the slope of the line of sight, the(More)
BACKGROUND The selection of fusion levels continues to be controversial in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The classifications of King and Lenke remain the most widely used, but recent studies have demonstrated their shortcomings, including poor interobserver reproducibility. We propose a method of preoperative planning that is independent of(More)
Percutaneous epiphysiodesis using transphyseal screws (PETS) has been developed for the treatment of lower limb discrepancies with the aim of replacing traditional open procedures. The goal of this study was to evaluate its efficacy and safety at skeletal maturity. A total of 45 consecutive patients with a mean skeletal age of 12.7 years (8.5 to 15) were(More)
Kingella kingae arthritis in children is now mainly diagnosed by PCR, which has surpassed conventional culture of joint fluid. As oropharynx colonization is the first step of Kingella kingae invasion, we prospectively investigated the possibility of cultivating it from throat swabs, in children hospitalized for K. kingae arthritis. Throat culture was(More)
The objective of this study was to assess long-term sequelae of Salter-Harris type 2 injuries on growth of the distal femoral physis. A retrospective study of 20 patients with Salter-Harris type 2 distal femoral injuries, who were managed between 1994 and 2003, was carried out. The average period of follow-up was 4 years and 2 months. Mean age of fracture(More)
Forty-seven children with fractures of the lateral condyle were reviewed, 4 of whom were treated after a five month delay. The roentgenographic study revealed 4 different types of fractures according to the degree of displacement. Each type corresponded to precise anatomical lesions. In the treatment of recent fractures, we must distinguish between strictly(More)
OBJECTIVE A suggested cause of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) in children is a disequilibrium in the vestibulospinal control of trunk muscles. We sought a correlation between otolith vestibular dysfunction and IS. METHODS A recently developed test for evaluation of otolith vestibular function (off-vertical axis rotation, OVAR) was applied to 30 children with(More)