Operative treatment of adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis. Harrington-DTT versus Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation.

@article{Schlenzka1993OperativeTO,
  title={Operative treatment of adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis. Harrington-DTT versus Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation.},
  author={Dietrich K. Schlenzka and Mikko S. Poussa and Michael Thomas Muschik},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1993},
  volume={297},
  pages={155-60}
}
Radiographic outcome and complications of Harrington-DTT (H) and Cotrel-Dubousset (CD) instrumentation of idiopathic adolescent thoracic scoliosis were compared retrospectively. The patient material consists of 55 consecutive patients in the H group and 52 consecutive patients in the CD group. The mean age at operation was 15 +/- 2 years (range, 11-19 years) in both groups. The follow-up interval was 43 +/- 18 months (range, 17-91 months) in the H group and 28 +/- 11 months (range, ten to 53… CONTINUE READING

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