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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the rates of postoperative wound infection associated with spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although wound infection after spine surgery remains a common source of morbidity, estimates of its rates of occurrence remain relatively(More)
STUDY DESIGN Tricenter retrospective cohort study of 72 patients who underwent posterior correction of Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Each center represented a single surgeon using only one type of construct. OBJECTIVE Compare the initial postoperative and 2-year follow-up correction of Lenke 1 AIS curves, after accounting for the(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective consecutive case series, radiographic analysis, outcomes analysis, and report on complications. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the radiographic and functional outcomes of a reconstructive realignment procedure for fixed sagittal imbalance and discuss the complications. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA We describe a modification of an(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case review of children treated with dual growing rod technique at our institutions. Patients included had no previous surgery and a minimum of 2 years follow-up from initial surgery. OBJECTIVES To determine the safety and effectiveness of the previously described dual growing rod technique in achieving and maintaining(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective multicenter study evaluating operative (OP) versus nonoperative (NONOP) treatment for adult spinal deformity (ASD). OBJECTIVE Evaluate correlations between spinopelvic parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores in patients with ASD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Sagittal spinal deformity is commonly defined by an(More)
Approximately 5% of patients with spinal tuberculosis will develop a severe kyphotic deformity resulting in increased potential for pain, spinal cord compression, cardiopulmonary dysfunction, costopelvic impingement and cosmetic concerns. This manuscript reviews the evaluation and surgical management of tuberculous kyphosis. This is a review article. Risk(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVES To assess outcome and complications in pediatric patients with a vital capacity < or =45% of predicted who underwent reconstructive spine surgery for severe thoracic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Despite the known sequelae of untreated spine deformity, pediatric patients with severe restrictive(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case series of adults with surgical treatment for adult idiopathic thoracolumbar and/or lumbar scoliosis, low back pain, and spinal stenosis was studied. OBJECTIVE To assess pain relief, curve correction, and complications after combined procedures consisting of decompression, spine fusion, and stabilization. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
Acute pancreatitis has been documented as a postoperative complication in both the general surgery and orthopaedic literature. The etiology of pancreatitis in the postoperative orthopaedic population is not clear. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and possible predisposing factors for acute pancreatitis after scoliosis surgery in(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case series of surgically treated patients with adult scoliosis. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and natural course of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in a long-term follow-up of patients with adult idiopathic scoliosis undergoing long instrumented spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF(More)