Early pelvic fixation failure in neuromuscular scoliosis.

  title={Early pelvic fixation failure in neuromuscular scoliosis.},
  author={Karen S. Myung and Christopher I. Lee and David L. Skaggs},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={35 3},
BACKGROUND To report on early failures of pelvic fixation in posterior spinal fusions for neuromuscular scoliosis. METHODS A retrospective review of posterior-only spinal instrumentation and fusion to the pelvis with iliac screws was performed. Forty-one patients with a mean age of 14 years and mean 16 levels fused met the inclusion criteria. Diagnoses include cerebral palsy (22), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (7), other neuromuscular (10), and spina bifida (2). Cox proportional hazards… CONTINUE READING
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