Correction of adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis with a new type of offset apical instrumentation: preliminary results.

@article{Arlet1998CorrectionOA,
  title={Correction of adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis with a new type of offset apical instrumentation: preliminary results.},
  author={Vincent M. Arlet and Dante Marchesi and Max Aebi},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={404-9}
}
Twenty patients were operated on with the same method using the AO Universal Spine System. The entire apex of the curvature was instrumented on the concave side with a newly designed pedicle hook augmented by 3.2-mm endplate screw. An offset configuration of apical and end vertebrae implants was done to maximize translation. The concave rod was derotated to 120 degrees without any distraction. The convex side was instrumented in the usual fashion. Prospective analysis showed a mean Cobb angle… CONTINUE READING

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