Sequentially quantifying progressive anterior overgrowth in the vertebrae of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients

Newell, Nicolas, Grant, Caroline A., Keenan, Bethany E., Izatt, Maree T., Pearcy, Mark J., & Adam, Clayton J. (2016) Sequentially quantifying progressive anterior overgrowth in the vertebrae of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients. In Spineweek 2016, 16 -20 May 2016, Singapore. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The theory of anterior overgrowth had been proposed as a possible driver for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) progression in which the anterior column grows faster, and the posterior column slower in comparison to healthy controls. Some studies have suggested that anterior vertebral body heights are proportionally greater than posterior vertebral body heights in AIS patients when compared to healthy controls, but results from other studies have not supported this theory. These discrepancies, may, to some extent be attributed to methodological differences. The aim of the current study was to measure changes in vertebral body height during scoliosis progression and growth.

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ID Code: 97856
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, anterior overgrowth, scoliosis progression, healthy participants, 3D MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, sequential MRI
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: 02 Aug 2016 22:37
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 22:37

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