The use of temporary internal distraction rods for the correction of severe scliosis


Patients and methods Since 2009, 5 patients were treated with spinal instrumentation with TIDRs. These were 4 female and 1 male patients with a mean age of 28 years (13-55 years) at surgery. Mean preoperative Cobb angle was 116 degrees. All patients had restricted pulmonary dysfunction. For all patients, 2-stage operation using temporary internal… (More)