Postoperative low dose 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) Postoperative low dose CT assessment of interbody fusion two years after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery. In Lenke, Lawrence G., Richards, B. Stephens, & Sucato, Daniel J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Scoliosis Research Society 46th Annual Meeting and Course, Scoliosis Research Society, Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Kentucky.

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The relationship between radiologic union and clinical outcomes 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 for the first time the interbody fusion rates using low dose CT scans at minimum 24 months after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery, and to explore the relationship between fusion scores and; (i) rod diameter, (ii) graft type, (iii) fusion level, (iv) implant failure, and (v) lateral position in the disc space. The study found that moderate fusion scores on the Sucato scale secure successful clinical outcomes in thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery.

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ID Code: 46524
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: fusion, graft, computed tomography, low dose CT, interbody fusion, thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery, endoscopic scoliosis surgery
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 22:50
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2011 10:15

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