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Post-operative CT assessment of interbody fusion two years after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery

Carstens, Alan, Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2011) Post-operative CT assessment of interbody fusion two years after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery. In Birks, Chris (Ed.) Proceedings of the Combined NZOA/AOA Scientific Meeting, Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Abstract

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 2yrs after thoracoscopic surgery, and to explore the relationship between fusion scores and rod diameter, graft type, fusion level, implant failure, and lateral position in the disc space. This study suggests that moderate fusion scores secure successful clinical outcomes in thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery.

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ID Code: 47868
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: CT Fusion, intervertebral fusion, Thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery, computed tomography
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) > 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 2011 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2011 08:26
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2011 03:45

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