Wai-Yuen Cheung

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BACKGROUND Scoliosis in skeletally immature children is often treated by implantation of a rod to straighten the spine. Rods can be distracted (lengthened) as the spine grows, but patients need many invasive operations under general anaesthesia. Such operations are costly and associated with negative psychosocial outcomes. We assessed the effectiveness and(More)
Pyogenic spondylitis is a neurological and life threatening condition. It encompasses a broad range of clinical entities, including pyogenic spondylodiscitis, septic discitis, vertebral osteomyelitis, and epidural abscess. The incidence though low appears to be on the rise. The diagnosis is based on clinical, radiological, blood and tissue cultures and(More)
INTRODUCTION Tuberculosis of the spine is a still a common disease entity, not only in developing countries but is also returning in developed countries especially in the immune-compromised patients. Conservative treatment with chemotherapy is still the main stay of treatment. This article focuses on the clinical and radiological outcomes, and problems with(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether right hip adduction deficit is associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. METHODS 102 adolescents (mean age, 14 years) with idiopathic scoliosis were prospectively studied. Their spinal curve pattern (according to Lenke's classification), curve severity (by Cobb's angle), and hip adduction ranges of both sides were(More)
There is no consensus on the definition of a structural proximal thoracic curve (PTC) and the indications for fusion. As such, we assessed a single institute's experience in the management of large PTCs (>35 degrees) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) who were either fused or not fused. A retrospective radiographic analyses of 30(More)
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