Thoracic scoliosis fusion in adolescent and adult idiopathic scoliosis using posterior translational corrective techniques (Isola): is maximum correction of the thoracic curve detrimental to the unfused lumbar curve?

By London Spine

Thoracic scoliosis fusion in adolescent and adult idiopathic scoliosis using posterior translational corrective techniques (Isola): is maximum correction of the thoracic curve detrimental to the unfused lumbar curve?

Spine J. 2004 Mar-Apr;4(2):192-201

Authors: Goshi K, Boachie-Adjei O, Moore C, Nishiyama M

Postoperative coronal decompensation in selective thoracic fusion was reported with derotation maneuvers when using the Cotrel-Dubousset (CD) system. Isola instrumentation is a multiple anchor system that corrects spine deformity with segmental vertebral translation to a predetermined contoured longitudinal member.

PMID: 15016398 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]