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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
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Summary

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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