Panagiotis Korovessis

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This is a prospective, randomized study to compare the efficacy of two similar "long-segment" Texas Scottish Rite Hospital instrumentations with the use of hooks in the thoracic spine and pedicle screws versus laminar hook claw in the lumbar spine for thoracolumbar A3, B, and C injuries. Forty consecutive patients with such thoracolumbar fractures (T11-L1)(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive vertebral augmentation procedures are widely used to treat vertebral compression fractures although procedural polymethylmethacrylate cement leakage remains common. We report herein our initial experience with a novel vertebral augmentation technique designed to treat symptomatic vertebral osteoporotic fractures and osteolytic(More)
BACKGROUND In the surgical treatment of thoracolumbar fractures, the major problem after posterior correction and transpedicular instrumentation is failure to support the anterior spinal column, leading to loss of correction and instrumentation failure with associated complaints. We conducted this prospective study to evaluate the outcome of the treatment(More)
The authors reviewed the results of the combined ventral derotation system (VDS) and Harrington operation in 34 selected patients with idiopathic scoliosis and kyphoscoliosis of double major curve pattern. The use of both VDS and Harrington instrumentation gives better correction and stabilization of the particular curves. It is thought that a greater(More)
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