Lena Braunschweig

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BACKGROUND Bacterial colonization of spinal implants may cause severe complications in patients with early-onset scoliosis. Correct diagnosis and detection of microbiologic formation is crucial to prevent delayed infections caused by bacterial colonization. The purposes of this study were to estimate the rate and risk factors of colonization of vertical(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In several studies, vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) implants have shown good scoliosis control in children with the longest reported follow-up of 3.6 years. For growing rods, recent studies suggest a decreased efficiency of correction starting just after that time. To our knowledge, no long-term results of children(More)
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