Selection of instrumentation and fusion levels for scoliosis: where to start and where to stop. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2004.

@article{Bridwell2004SelectionOI,
  title={Selection of instrumentation and fusion levels for scoliosis: where to start and where to stop. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2004.},
  author={Keith H. Bridwell},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
OBJECT Although there are several papers in the literature regarding selection of fusion levels in the adolescent patient, fewer articles pertain to this in the adult patient. The author reviewed his experience and the literature and reports on the choice of fusion levels in the adolescent and adult patient. METHODS After a review of available data, the author determined that the proximal and distal extent of the fusion should be based on defining curves as either major or minor in the… CONTINUE READING