Utilizing the "Stable-to-be Vertebra" Saves Motion Segments in Growing Rods Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Dede O., Demirkiran G., Bekmez S., Sturm P. F., YAZICI M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.36, no.4, pp.336-342, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: There is no consensus on the selection of distal instrumentation levels in growing rod surgery. Many surgeons utilize the stable zone of Harrington, but there is not overwhelming evidence to support this preference. The aim of this study was to determine the value of bending/traction radiographs in selection of distal instrumentation levels of a growing rod construct in children with idiopathic or idiopathic-like early-onset scoliosis (EOS).