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Titanium elastic nailing is used instead of traction and casting in many European centers, but limited availability has prevented widespread use in North America. Before a planned general release in America, titanium elastic nails (TENs) were trialed at several major pediatric trauma centers. This multicenter study is a critical analysis of early results(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE To determine if implant retention is possible in spinal deformity cases which present as a delayed (greater than 3 months) surgical site infection. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The retention of spinal implants in deformity surgery is possible with an acute surgical site infection. Currently, the decision(More)
This study is a retrospective multi-centre analysis of changes in spino-pelvic sagittal alignment after surgical correction of L5-S1 developmental spondylolisthesis. The purpose of this study was to determine how sagittal spino-pelvic alignment is affected by surgery, with the hypothesis that surgical correction at the lumbo-sacral level is associated with(More)
Twenty-seven patients underwent submuscular bridge plating for unstable pediatric femoral fractures with contraindications to fixation with flexible intramedullary nails. This report discusses the technique and results. A precontoured plate was tunneled proximally through a small distal incision in the subvastus plane to bridge the fracture. The plate was(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of the sagittal alignment in developmental spondylolisthesis. OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of pelvic anatomy and its effect on the global balance of the trunk in developmental spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Pelvic incidence (PI) is a fundamental anatomic parameter that is specific and constant for(More)
This was a retrospective review of 17 T-condylar fractures in children and adolescents, aged 9-16 years. It examined the results by sex, age, arm injured, hand dominance, mechanism of injury, radiologic appearance, operative findings, operative procedure, outcome, and complications. There was a male-to-female ratio of 2.4:1. The large majority of patients(More)
The two main societies clinically dealing with idiopathic scoliosis are the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), founded in 1966, and the international Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), started in 2004. Inside the SRS, the Non-Operative Management Committee (SRS-NOC) has the same clinical interest of SOSORT, that is the(More)
PURPOSE The safety and feasibility of posterior screw fixation of the cervical spine in children has not been well documented in the orthopedic literature. We performed a retrospective review of our experience using posterior cervical screw fixation in children. METHODS The medical records and radiologic records of 36 children at a mean age of 10 years(More)
BACKGROUND The use of locking plates for pediatric femur fractures has not been studied. Locking plate applications for fractures associated with comminution, osteopenia, or minimal bone available for purchase have been well studied in the adult trauma population. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of children at our institution treated with a(More)
BACKGROUND Submuscular plating for pediatric femur fracture has become more commonplace for treatment of length unstable fractures. These plates act as an internal fixator and rely on minimally invasive insertion techniques and long plate lengths to achieve the goal of stable fixation and local biologic fracture preservation. Plate removal in children after(More)