Creation of an experimental idiopathic-type scoliosis in an immature goat model using a flexible posterior asymmetric tether.

@article{Braun2006CreationOA,
  title={Creation of an experimental idiopathic-type scoliosis in an immature goat model using a flexible posterior asymmetric tether.},
  author={John T Braun and James W. Ogilvie and Ephraim Akyuz and Darrel Scott Brodke and Kent N. Bachus},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 13},
  pages={1410-4}
}
STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal follow-up of animals after a surgically initiated scoliosis. OBJECTIVE To create a progressive, structural, idiopathic-type, lordoscoliotic curve convex to the right in the thoracic spine of the immature goat using a flexible posterior asymmetric tether with minimal disruption of the spinal elements along the curve. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Our previous work created an experimental scoliosis model using a rigid posterior asymmetric tether to study the safety and… CONTINUE READING