Convex spinal epiphysiodesis in the management of progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Marks1996ConvexSE,
  title={Convex spinal epiphysiodesis in the management of progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={David S. Marks and Mohd Iqbal and Alistair G Thompson and Hugh Piggott},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 16},
  pages={1884-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of patient records with current clinical and radiographic assessment. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term result of anterior and posterior convex spinal growth arrest, with or without instrumentation, in managing infantile idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There were 12 male and 10 female patients studied, with a mean follow-up period of 10 years, 9 months. The mean Cobb angle before surgery was 65 degrees. All had a rib vertebral angle… CONTINUE READING
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