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Computed tomography analysis of sagittal plane parameters in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated by video assisted thoracoscopic spinal fusion and instrumentation

Verzin, Eugene J. , Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D. , & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2010) Computed tomography analysis of sagittal plane parameters in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated by video assisted thoracoscopic spinal fusion and instrumentation. In Stanford, Ralph & Williamson, Owen (Eds.) Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, 9-11 April 2010, Christchurch Convention Centre, Christchurch. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

One of the primary treatment goals of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) surgery is to achieve maximum coronal plane correction while maintaining coronal balance. However maintaining or restoring sagittal plane spinal curvature has become increasingly important in maintaining the long-term health of the spine. Patients with AIS are characterised by pre-operative thoracic hypokyphosis, and it is generally agreed that operative treatment of thoracic idiopathic scoliosis should aim to restore thoracic kyphosis to normal values while maintaining lumbar lordosis and good overall sagittal balance. The aim of this study was to evaluate CT sagittal plane parameters, with particular emphasis on thoracolumbar junctional alignment, in patients with AIS who underwent Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation (VATS). This study concluded that video-assisted thoracoscopic spinal fusion and instrumentation reliably increases thoracic kyphosis while preserving junctional alignment and lumbar lordosis in thoracic AIS.

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ID Code: 32834
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: computed tomograph (CT), sagittal spinal curves, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), Kyphosis
Subjects: 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 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 07:55
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:05

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