Safety and Efficacy of Apical Resection Following Growth-friendly Instrumentation in Myelomeningocele Patients With Gibbus: Growing Rod Versus Luque Trolley


Bas C. E. , Preminger J., Olgun Z. D. , Demirkiran G. , Sponseller P., YAZICI M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.35, no.8, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS

Abstract

Introduction: Thoracolumbar/lumbar kyphosis in myelomeningocele patients is a common and severely debilitating condition, amenable only to surgical correction. Several surgical techniques have been proposed. Growth-friendly techniques should be preferred in this patient population due to an already compromised trunk height. The growing rod (GR) and Luque trolley (LT) with Galveston instrumentation are well-known growth-friendly techniques. We compared results and complications in 2 groups of patients who have undergone kyphectomy and fixation, either with the GR (group 1) or the LT with Galveston pelvic fixation (group 2).