Clinical Outcomes of 3-column Osteotomy at Growing Rod Graduation

ÇAYLI C., DURSUN G., ÇETİK R. M. , Ramazanov R., DEMİRKIRAN H. G. , AYVAZ M., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.41, no.9, pp.537-542, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bpo.0000000000001949
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.537-542
  • Keywords: early-onset, scoliosis, graduation, growing rod, 3-column, osteotomy, VERTEBRAL COLUMN RESECTION, IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS, FUSION


Background: Several different strategies were described on how to graduate a patient when skeletal maturity is reached after growing rod treatment. A final instrumentation and fusion is commonly performed, but the stiffness of the spine after numerous lenghthenings can be a major problem. When correction is needed in a severe and rigid curve, 3-column osteotomies (3CO) can be used as a method of bringing the spine back to a well-balanced position. This study aims to evaluate the clinical outcomes of 3CO osteotomies at growing rod graduation.