Ryousuke Shintani

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BACKGROUND School screening for scoliosis is a powerful tool that can be used to identify children who may have scoliosis. There have been no reports on the recent prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in Japan since 1988. METHODS A 5-year epidemiologic study was performed to determined the prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis, the curve magnitude, the(More)
This article presents the clinical and radiological results of the modified spinous process osteotomy decompressive procedure (MSPO), which affords excellent visualisation and provides wide access for Kerrison rongeur use and angulation while minimising destruction of tissues not directly involved in the pathological process. A total of 50 patients with(More)
Severe spinal collapse and pulmonary function deterioration are so common in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The limit for scoliosis surgery has been a minimum forced vital capacity (FVC) of about 30% of predicted value. DMD patients with low %FVC who might benefit from scoliosis surgery have not been being offered surgery. Between 2005 and(More)
Instrumentation and fusion to the sacrum/pelvis has been a mainstay in the surgical treatment of scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and is recommended to correct pelvic obliquity. The caudal extent of instrumentation and fusion in the surgical treatment of scoliosis in DMD has remained a matter of considerable debate, and there have been few(More)
Routine spinal fusion techniques have involved removal of all soft tissues and articular facets, decortication of all posterior elements, and application of bone graft to the fusion area. Bone grafting has been performed mainly using the patient’s own bone (autograft bone), most commonly from the iliac crest. The use of autograft bone is accompanied by(More)
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