Pelvic or lumbar fixation for the surgical management of scoliosis in duchenne muscular dystrophy.

@article{Sengupta2002PelvicOL,
  title={Pelvic or lumbar fixation for the surgical management of scoliosis in duchenne muscular dystrophy.},
  author={Dilip Kumar Sengupta and Syed M. Hossein Mehdian and Jeffrey R McConnell and Stephen M. Eisenstein and John K. Webb},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 18},
  pages={2072-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study evaluates two groups of patients with scoliosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, treated with two different surgical stabilization methods. OBJECTIVE To determine whether fixation to the sacropelvis is always necessary for adequate stabilization of scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Pelvic fixation is generally recommended for scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Recent studies describe a more selective approach… CONTINUE READING
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