Thoracoscopic decompression in Pott’s spine and its long-term follow-up

@article{Kapoor2011ThoracoscopicDI,
  title={Thoracoscopic decompression in Pott’s spine and its long-term follow-up},
  author={Sudhir Kapoor and Saurabh Kapoor and Mayank Agrawal and Pankaj Aggarwal and Brijesh Kumar Jain},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={331-337}
}
PurposeVideo-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has become an alternative tool for a variety of spinal conditions as this approach minimises much morbidity related to conventional thoracotomy. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of VATS and its long-term results in patients with dorsal spinal tuberculosis.Materials and methodsThis retrospective long-term follow-up study of VATS-assisted surgical treatment of dorsal spine tuberculosis included 30 patients with a mean age… CONTINUE READING

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