Meryl E. Gold

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To validate the pelvic inlet width (PIW) measurement obtained on radiograph as an independent standard used to correlate with thoracic dimensions (TDs) in treated and untreated patients with early-onset scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In children with early-onset scoliosis, the change in TD and spine(More)
PURPOSE Variation in rib numbering has been noted in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), but its effect on the reporting of fusion levels has not been studied. We hypothesized that vertebral numbering variations can lead to differing documentation of fusion levels. METHODS We examined the radiographs of 161 surgical AIS patients and 179 control(More)
BACKGROUND A relationship between spinal distraction and correction of the curvature of scoliosis has long been recognized. While attempts have been made to define the height that is lost with progression of scoliosis, much less information is available to define the height that is gained as a result of surgical correction of the curve and to quantify(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE To examine the degree of correlation between thoracic dimension outcome measures and pulmonary function in early-onset scoliosis (EOS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Change in thoracic dimension (TD) measurements and spine length are commonly reported outcome measures after treatment for EOS.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of patients who had undergone vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) treatment at a single institution. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether clinically significant proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) occurs after VEPTR insertion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA PJK is a potential problem after posterior spinal(More)
PURPOSE To describe an alternative positioning technique for the fixation of pediatric medial epicondyle fractures which offers some significant advantages over traditional supine positioning. METHODS At our institution, 27 patients with a displaced medial epicondyle fracture requiring open reduction and fixation were positioned prone for the procedure.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Reliability analysis. OBJECTIVE To determine the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of common sagittal spinopelvic measurements from Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine images on a commercial Picture Archiving and Communication system for patients with developmental spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE Examination of distraction-based treatment effect on thoracic dimensions in patients compared to predicted individual normal values, at initial treatment and subsequent follow-up after lengthenings. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Change in thoracic dimensions and spine length is an important outcome measure(More)
BACKGROUND DATA There has been an increased focus on the role of rib abnormalities in the development of scoliosis. Rib resection may influence the development of scoliosis. Although scoliosis has been identified in patients after thoracotomy, most of the currently available information is from case reports. METHODS We examined records of 37 patients who(More)
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