Intraoperative Prone Radiographs During Scheuermann Kyphosis Correction Closely Estimate Standing Thoracic and Lumbar Parameters at 2 Years

Conclusions: TK on intraoperative prone radiographs during PSFI for SK should match the standing TK ∼6 weeks later. Intraoperative prone LL only slightly increases on early standing radiographs. Assuming a routine postoperative course, intraoperative radiographs slightly underestimate TK (by 3 degrees) and LL (by 8 degrees) on>2-year standing radiographs. These parameters (TK, LL, UIV-LIV) are visualized during surgery and should be used in future studies to predict long-term outcomes. Level of Evidence: Level IV—retrospective study.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Scioliosis/Kyphosis Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Five years following “graduation” from growing surgery for early onset scoliosis, there is progression of curve magnitude in both the coronal and sagittal planes up to 2 years, with no further progression at 5 years. A total of 21% of patients undergo at least 1 revision surgery, and average time to revision surgery is over 2 years from last planned surgery. Risk of revision surgery was higher in patients who underwent a spinal fusion as their definitive treatment strategy. Level Evidence: Level III—retrospective comparative. Type of Evidence: Therapeutic.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Scioliosis/Kyphosis Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Scioliosis/Kyphosis Source Type: research
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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cerebral Palsy Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Spine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Spine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: PRIMARY RESEARCH Source Type: research
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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: OUTCOMES Source Type: research
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Source: Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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