The effect of age on the change in deformity after anterior débridement surgery for tuberculosis of the spine.


STUDY DESIGN This article evaluates how an immature spine responds to anterior débridement surgery (without bone grafting) for spinal tuberculosis during growth and development. Sixty-three patients were studied, 29 of whom were children aged 10 years or less at the time of surgery, whereas the remaining 34 subjects were adults. These patients were the… (More)


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