The Usefulness of Employing an Electronic Traction Table to Determine Flexibility in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

@article{Ceyhan2015TheUO,
  title={The Usefulness of Employing an Electronic Traction Table to Determine Flexibility in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.},
  author={Erman Ceyhan and Onder Murat Delialioğlu and Kenan Bayrakçi and Bulent Daglar and Alper Deveci and Ugur Gunel},
  journal={Turkish neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          245-251
        }
}
AIM The aim of the study was to develop new equipment for the assessment of the flexibility of the spine with different forces. This new system should provide a different perspective to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) for the selection of fusion levels and surgical success. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighteen patients suffering from AIS who were scheduled to undergo posterior instrumented spinal fusion in our clinic were recruited in this study. The Electronic Traction Table (ETT) that was… 

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