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.


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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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ID Code: 5279
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Endoscopic anterior instrumentation, spinal fusion, scoliosis, Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument, SRS, 24
ISSN: 1528-1159
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
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2017 12:01

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