The effect of bone graft type on fusion rates following anterior thoracoscopic scoliosis correction
Cordell-Smith, James A., Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2009) The effect of bone graft type on fusion rates following anterior thoracoscopic scoliosis correction. In 16th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), July 15-18, 2009, Vienna, Austria. (In Press)
Bone graft is generally considered fundamental in achieving solid fusion in scoliosis correction and pseudarthrosis following instrumentation may predispose to implant failure. In thoracoscopic anterior-instrumented scoliosis surgery, autologous rib or iliac crest graft has been utilised traditionally but both techniques increase operative duration and cause donor site morbidity. Allograft bone and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) alternatives may improve fusion rates but this remains controversial. This study's objective was to compare two-year postoperative fusion rates in a series of patients who underwent thoracoscopic anterior instrumentation for thoracic scoliosis utilising various bone graft types.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Poster)|
|Keywords:||interbody fusion, scoliosis, computed tomography, bone graft, pseudarthrosis|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Scoliosis Research Society|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2009 01:48|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 15:23|
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