Thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation: the learning curve and evolution in technique in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Lonner2009ThoracicPS,
  title={Thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation: the learning curve and evolution in technique in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Baron S H Lonner and Joshua D. Auerbach and Michael B Estreicher and Kristin E Kean},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 20},
  pages={2158-64}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the learning curve and associated evolution in surgical technique with thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Common treatment for AIS now includes posterior spinal fusion, using thoracic pedicle screws (TPS). It is critical to assess the efficacy, safety profile, and learning curve associated with this technique as its use becomes more… CONTINUE READING

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