POSTERIOR SPINAL ARTHRODESIS USING PEDICLE SCREW INSTRUMENTATION FOR ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC THORACOLUMBAR/LUMBAR SCOLIOSIS (LENKE 5): PREDICTIVE FACTORS TO DETERMINE THE NEED FOR DISTAL EXTENSION BEYOND THE COBB-TO-COBB LEVELS

S. Roberts, A. Subramanian, A.I. Tsirikos

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Abstract

Aim: To determine radiographic variables that predict the need for distal extension of the fusion beyond Cobb-to-Cobb levels in treating thoracolumbar/lumbar (TL/L) scoliosis (Lenke 5) in adolescent patients.Method: We reviewed the medical notes and radiographs of the senior author's consecutive series of 53 adolescent patients with TL/L scoliosis treated by posterior instrumented spinal arthrodesis using an all-pedicle screw construct. Our patients were categorised into 2 groups: patients with instrumented fusion between Cobb-to-Cobb levels of the TL/L curve (Group 1), and patients that required distal extension beyond the caudal Cobb level (Group 2). Pearson correlation and binary logistic regression analyses (significance p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalOrthopaedic Proceedings
Volume96-B
Issue numberSUPP 6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

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