Thoracoscopic Correction of Post-traumatic Kyphosis with an Expandable Cage: Radiologic and Patient-Reported Outcomes.

Conclusions: The results of minimally invasive thoracoscopic PTKC using an expandable cage were satisfactory. The majority of the patients were satisfied after treatment and no neurological complications occurred. Functional and QOL scores were fairly good. Whereas some postoperative kyphosis correction was lost over time, bony fusion was achieved in the majority of the patients. The thoracoscopic approach minimizes surgical morbidity, does not lead to serious complications, and provides a good option for PTKC. PMID: 31679324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
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