A Prospective Assessment of SRS-24 Scores After Endoscopic Anterior Instrumentation for Scoliosis
Crawford, John R., Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2006) A Prospective Assessment of SRS-24 Scores After Endoscopic Anterior Instrumentation for Scoliosis. Spine: an international journal for the study of the spine, 31(21), E817-E822.
Study Design. Prospective clinical case series
Objective. To evaluate the clinical outcome of anterior endoscopic instrumentation for scoliosis using the SRS-24 questionnaire and to examine how these scores change over a 2 year follow-up period.
Summary of Background Data. Anterior endoscopic instrumentation correction has several advantages compared with open procedures. However, the clinical results of this technique using a validated outcome measure have rarely been reported in the literature.
Methods. A total of 83 consecutive patients underwent endoscopic anterior instrumentation performed at a single unit. Patients completed the SRS-24 questionnaire before surgery and at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after surgery. The SRS-24 scores were compared between each of the follow-up intervals.
Results. The pain, general self-image and function from back condition domains improved after surgery, (p<0.05). Activity level significantly improved between 3 and 6 months, and both function domains improved between 6 and 12 months (p<0.05). None of the domains increased significantly after 1 year.
Conclusions. Endoscopic anterior instrumentation for scoliosis significantly improved pain, self-image and function. The greatest improvement in function occurred between 6 and 12 months after surgery. The SRS-24 scores at 1 year from surgery may provide a good indicator of patient outcome in the long-term.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Author contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keywords:||Endoscopic anterior instrumentation, spinal fusion, scoliosis, Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument, SRS, 24|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author-version of the work. The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, < Spine 31(21):E817-E822, 2006 © < Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.|
|Deposited On:||24 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:19|
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