Maintenance of spine flexibility with the use of semi-constrained growing rods for early onset scoliosis in children

Askin, Geoffrey N., Bouthors, Charlie, Izatt, Maree T., Labrom, Robert D., & Adam, Clayton J. (2016) Maintenance of spine flexibility with the use of semi-constrained growing rods for early onset scoliosis in children. In Williams, Richard (Ed.) 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, 8-10 April 2016, Melbourne, Vic. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The growing rod (GR) technique is a fusionless surgical approach to reduce and control deformity whilst allowing the young spine to grow in early onset scoliosis. Original GR designs have resulted in a high rate of rod fracture and auto-fusion of the spine. An earlier biomechanical study has shown that semi-constrained GR allow similar axial rotation of the instrumented spine to that of an un-instrumented spine. Results indicated that the semi-constrained GR system was effective and allowed regular lengthening procedures. This new concept of GR may provide a greater deformity correction by limiting the chance of auto-fusion. A larger number of patients are required to confirm the superiority of semi-constrained GR and their ability to maintain spine mobility during GR treatment.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

2 since deposited on 21 Jul 2016
2 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 97564
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: semi-constrained growing rods, growing rods, fusionless surgery, early onset scoliosis, juvenile scoliosis
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: 2016 The Authors
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2016 23:52
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 23:52

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page