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Ulrich E. V. M.D.; Moushkin, A. Y. M.D.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: 1992
Spinal Surgery Before Age 5 Years: PDF Only


Sixteen patients with congenital scoliosis and eleven patients with congenital kyphoscoliosis were treated by an original surgical technique that included excision of the hemivertebra, correction of the deformity by a contractor device, and anterior and posterior fusion fixation of the spine. On the average, the patients were aged 1 year 7 months at operation. An average correction of 75% of the Cobb angle was obtained in the scoliosis group, and a correction of 60% was obtained in the patient with kyphoscoliosis. Complete correction was obtained in six patients. We recommend this technique for treatment at a very early age of congenital deformities of the spine caused by hemivertebrae.

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