Post-operative CT assessment of interbody fusion two years after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery
Carstens, Alan, Adam, Clayton J., Izatt, Maree T., Labrom, Robert D., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2011) Post-operative CT assessment of interbody fusion two years after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery. In Stanford, Ralph E., Seex, Kevin A., Pearcy, Mark J., & Moore, Robert J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Spine Society of Australia 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, Spine Society of Australia, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, VIC, p. 78.
The relationship between radiologic union and clinical outcome in thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery is not clear, as apparent non-union of a spinal fusion does not always correspond to a poor clinical result. The aim of this study was to evaluate CT fusion rates 24 months after thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis surgery, and to explore the relationship between fusion scores and; (i) rod diameter, (ii) graft type, (iii) fusion level, (iv) occurrence of post-operative implant failure, and (v) lateral position of the fusion mass in the intervertebral disc space. We propose that moderate fusion scores on the Sucato scale secure successful clinical outcomes in thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||fusion, bone graft, thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery, endoscopic scoliosis surgery, interbody fusion, Computed tomography, CT assessment|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300)
|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 2011 The authors|
|Deposited On:||18 Oct 2011 23:07|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2011 10:15|
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