Surgical revision rates of hooks versus hybrid versus screws versus combined anteroposterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Kuklo2007SurgicalRR,
  title={Surgical revision rates of hooks versus hybrid versus screws versus combined anteroposterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Timothy R Kuklo and Benjamin Kyle Potter and Lawrence G Lenke and D Polly and Brenda A Sides and Keith H. Bridwell},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 20},
  pages={2258-64}
}
STUDY DESIGN Multi-institution retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To determine the surgical revision rates of hook, hybrid, anteroposterior, and total pedicle screw constructs for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Much debate continues on the safety, efficacy, and cost of thoracic pedicle screws. Nonetheless, there are no large series that have evaluated the revision rate of various constructs in AIS to determine the need for repeat surgery, and therefore, the… CONTINUE READING

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