Thomas S. Renshaw

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Seventy-four patients who had deformity of the spine secondary to a neuromuscular disorder were treated using posterior fusion with Luque-rod segmental instrumentation. The mean curve was 73 degrees preoperatively and 38 degrees postoperatively. The mean loss of correction was 4 degrees at an average duration of follow-up of forty-two months (range, 2.0 to(More)
Forty-four patients undergoing single-stage surgery for scoliosis were monitored for biochemical and clinical evidence of pancreatitis. Six patients (14%) developed elevation of both serum amylase and lipase levels. Four of these had symptoms or signs suggestive of pancreatitis. Mean intraoperative blood loss was significantly higher in the group with(More)
The Harrington instrumentation system was the first widely used, internationally accepted internal fixation system for the correction of idiopathic scoliosis when combined with a spinal arthrodesis. It has been generally available to the orthopedic surgeon for more than 25 years, and therefore its capabilities and limitations have been identified through(More)
The benefit of preliminary traction in the treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip has not been clearly demonstrated. We retrospectively analyzed the results of traction treatment of 90 dislocated hips in 72 patients. After a 3-week course of traction, patients underwent attempted closed reduction. Fifty-two hips (58%) were managed successfully by(More)
Idiopathic scoliosis can be detected by early screening of school children in school clinics, a method which improves the detection rate. By early detection, many curves that would require surgical treatment can be prevented from reaching that severe magnitude. Much valuable data regarding the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis have been derived from(More)
The knees of 210 institutionalized patients with Down syndrome were evaluated to determine the prevalence of patellofemoral instability and to assess the value of orthotic and surgical treatment. The cases of 151 non-institutionalized patients with Down syndrome were also reviewed. The patella was dislocatable or dislocated in thirty-five knees (8.3 per(More)
Twenty-three patients with sacral agenesis evaluated at Newington Children's Hospital between 1959 and 1977 were classified according to patterns of morphologic deficiency in the bones and articulations. Motor deficit in these patients corresponded, within one level, to vertebral loss; sensory deficit did not correspond. The major orthopaedic problems often(More)
Thirty-three patients who had cerebral palsy and scoliosis underwent posterior spinal fusion with Luque-rod segmental instrumentation. The mean curve measured 65 degrees preoperatively and 30 degrees postoperatively. The mean loss of correction was 3 degrees after a mean length of follow-up of forty months. As of the time of writing, pseudarthrosis had not(More)