Augmentation of ventral derotation spondylodesis according to Zielke with double-rod instrumentation. Preliminary report on two-year results of thoracolumbar curves.

@article{Halm1995AugmentationOV,
  title={Augmentation of ventral derotation spondylodesis according to Zielke with double-rod instrumentation. Preliminary report on two-year results of thoracolumbar curves.},
  author={Henry F. H. Halm and Ulf R. Liljenqvist and William Hern{\'a}ndez Castro and J{\"o}rg Jerosch},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={
          286-93
        }
}
The advantages of VDS according to Zielke with excellent 3-dimensional correction and shorter fusion levels in comparison to posterior instrumentation techniques are well known. A disadvantage is the necessity of long postoperative immobilization in a body cast or brace due to lack of primary stability. The aim of the VDS double-rod instrumentation is augmentation of the system with the possibility of postoperative treatment without plaster cast or braces. Following thoracolumbophrenotomy and… CONTINUE READING