The course of sagittal plane abnormality in the patients with congenital scoliosis managed with convex growth arrest

Cil A., Yazici M., ALANAY A., Acaroglu R., Uzumcugil A., Surat A.

SPINE, vol.29, no.5, pp.547-552, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.brs.0000106493.54636.b4
  • Title of Journal : SPINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.547-552


of Background Data. Patient age; localization, length, and magnitude of the curve; and sagittal plane alignment are reported to be the major determinants in the selection of patients for convex growth arrest. Although the existence of sagittal plane abnormality (kyphosis or lordosis) is accepted as a contraindication for convex growth arrest, this issue has not been discussed in detail.