Thoracoscopic techniques for the treatment of scoliosis: early results in procedure development.

@article{Picetti2002ThoracoscopicTF,
  title={Thoracoscopic techniques for the treatment of scoliosis: early results in procedure development.},
  author={George D. Picetti and Dachling Pang and H Ulrich Bueff},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={978-84; discussion 984}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an endoscopic option for anterior approaches to the thoracolumbar spine for scoliosis treatment. Fifty patients with 24 to 45 months of follow-up data were retrospectively studied. Techniques for endoscopic treatment of spinal disorders have been under development since 1993. The benefits of thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of spinal deformities have been documented as improved observation of the spine, enhanced… CONTINUE READING
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