Thoracoscopy for correction of adult thoracic scoliosis.
Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006 Oct;17(4):447-58
Authors: Picetti GD, Pang D
The endoscopic technique of instrumentation, correction, and fusion for scoliosis has undergone radical modifications since the first surgery. Some key factors conducive to successful fusion, such as thorough discectomy and end plate removal, are common to endoscopic and non-endoscopic procedures. There are indeed special technical features in our endoscopic approach that clearly affect outcome, however, and their enumeration rightly chronicles the evolution of our experimental undertaking.
PMID: 17010895 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]