19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

Kyphectomy and sliding growing rod technique in patients with congenital lumbar kyphosis deformity with myelomeningocele – Lumbar Fusion

Day Case Lumbar Fusion Surgery

The article discusses a study that aimed to correct lumbar kyphosis deformity in patients with myelomeningocele (MMC) using a kyphectomy and sliding growing rod technique. The study evaluated 24 patients aged 4 to 9 years who underwent the procedure. The results showed a significant correction in kyphosis angles and a high correction rate. The annual height lengthening was also measured. However, there were complications observed, including broken/loose screws and the need for debridement surgery. Overall, the study suggests that the sliding growing rod technique is a safe and effective method for correcting lumbar kyphosis in MMC patients, improving their daily lives and rehabilitation process while preserving lung capacity

Summarised by Mr Mo Akmal – Lead Spinal Surgeon
The London Spine Unit : most established day surgery unit in London

Published article

: We believe that our sliding growing rod technique is a new and updated surgical method that can be applied in these patient groups, facilitating the life, rehabilitation process, and daily care of MMC patients with lumbar kyphosis. This technique seems to be a safe and reliable method which preserves lung capacity and allows lengthening.

Lumbar Fusion Surgery Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UK
J Orthop Surg Res. 2024 Feb 3;19(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s13018-024-04577-3.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Neural tube defects are the most common congenital disorders after cardiac anomalies. Lumbar kyphosis deformity is observed in 8-15% of these patients. This deformity severely limits the daily lives of these patients. In our study, we aimed to correct the kyphosis angle of the patients with,

J Orthop Surg Res. 2024 Feb 3;19(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s13018-024-04577-3.

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: Neural tube defects are the most common congenital disorders after cardiac anomalies. Lumbar kyphosis deformity is observed in 8-15% of these patients. This deformity severely limits the daily lives of these patients. In our study, we aimed to correct the kyphosis angle of the patients with lumbar kyphosis associated with myelomeningocele (MMC) and allow them to continue their growth without limiting their lung capacity by applying kyphectomy and sliding growing rod technique.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively evaluated 24 patients with congenital lumbar kyphosis deformity associated with MMC, aged between 4 and 9 years, and who applied to Umraniye Training and Research Hospital between the dates of 2018 and 2021. We evaluated preoperative and postoperative kyphosis angles, correction rates, bleeding during operations, operation time, level of instrumentation, number of the resected vertebrae, initial levels of the posterior defects, duration of hospital stays, annual lengthening, and weight of the patients.

RESULTS: Mean age was 5.04 (between 4 and 9). Mean preoperative and early postoperative kyphosis angles were 129.8° (87-175°) and 0.79° (- 20-24°), respectively. The kyphotic deformity correction rate was 99.1%. A difference was found regarding kyphosis measurements between preoperative and early period values (p < 0.05). The annual height lengthening of patients was calculated as 0.74 cm/year and 0.77 cm/year between T1-T12 and T1-S1, respectively. Mean preoperative level of hemoglobin (Hgb) was 11.95, postoperative Hgb value was 10.02, and the decrease was significant (p < 0.05). In terms of complications, 50% (12) had broken/loosen screws, 50% (12) had undergone debridement surgery, 37.5% (9) had vacuum-assisted closure therapy, and 33.3% (8) had to get all of their implants removed.

: We believe that our sliding growing rod technique is a new and updated surgical method that can be applied in these patient groups, facilitating the life, rehabilitation process, and daily care of MMC patients with lumbar kyphosis. This technique seems to be a safe and reliable method which preserves lung capacity and allows lengthening.

PMID:38308272 | PMC:PMC10837965 | DOI:10.1186/s13018-024-04577-3

The London Spine Unit : most established day surgery unit in London

Read the original publication:

Kyphectomy and sliding growing rod technique in patients with congenital lumbar kyphosis deformity with myelomeningocele

Related Posts

0/5 (0 Reviews)

Trusindex Reviews

London Spine Unit Harley Street Hospital

A Focus on High Quality Specialised Care

We are a specialist Private Hospital based on Harley Street, London UK The Harley Street Hospital, Day Surgery Hospital

We provide exclusive health services for individuals seeking Advanced medical, non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments. We are covered by All Insurance Companies apart from AXA PPP

Our Medical Director and Lead Spinal Surgeon Mr Mo Akmal MD is a world renowned Spine Specialist Consultant with over 20 years of experience. He and his team have developed revolutionary techniques to perform all types of Spinal Surgery as a Day Case procedure without traditional General Anaesthetic.

We are constantly improving our techniques for treatment and improving facilities for our patients.

Book your Appointment Now 
Check out our Reviews 
Check out our Patient Videos 
Check our Mr Akmal’s Profile

 

What our patients say ...

J Orthop Surg Res. 2024 Feb 3;19(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s13018-024-04577-3.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Neural tube defects are the most common congenital disorders after cardiac anomalies. Lumbar kyphosis deformity is observed in 8-15% of these patients. This deformity severely limits the daily lives of these patients. In our study, we aimed to correct the kyphosis angle of the patients with

Revolutionary Keyhole surgical technique to vaporise bulging discs

Dr Mo Akmal Medical Director
Dr Mo Akmal MD - Lead Spinal Surgeon

Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic at The Harley Street Hospital.

Initial Consultation

with Consultant Spine Surgeon
£ 250
  • No Waiting Times
  • Top NHS affiliated Consultant
  • Includes Clinical Review and Report
  • Multidisciplinary discussion
  • Review of Previous Scans and Reports

Follow up Consultation

any appointment after initial consultation
£ 180
  • Top NHS affiliated Consultant
  • Includes Clinical Review and Report
  • Multidisciplinary discussion

High Resolution MRI Scan

any Single Region (3.0 Tesla)
£ 600
  • No waiting times
  • Includes Full Radiologist Report
  • Open or Closed MRI scan types
  • Copy of Scan on CD

Website Offer

Pre-Booked Online
£1130
£ 800
  • Initial Consultation
  • MRI Scan (Single Region)
  • Follow Up consultation
  • Same Day One Stop Visit
  • Full Medical and MRI scan Report
  • Copy of scan on CD
Popular

If you have any emergency Doctor’s need, simply call our 24 hour emergency

Your personal case manager will ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Call Now 

+44 844 589 2020
+44 203 973 8810