Temporary internal distraction as an aid to correction of severe scoliosis.

  title={Temporary internal distraction as an aid to correction of severe scoliosis.},
  author={Jacob M Buchowski and Rishi Bhatnagar and David L. Skaggs and Paul D. Sponseller},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={88 9},
BACKGROUND Halo traction is a well-recognized adjunct for correcting severe complex rigid scoliotic curves, but it is associated with complications and is contraindicated in the presence of fixed cervical instability, kyphosis, or stenosis. In addition, halo traction often requires prolonged hospital stays and is not welcomed by all families. These limitations led to consideration of temporary internal distraction as an alternative. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of children… CONTINUE READING
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