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Scoliosis and back pain

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Amer F Samdani, Robert J Ames, Jeff S Kimball, Joshua M Pahys, Harsh Grewal, Glenn J Pelletier, Randal R Betz
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To report the 2-year results of the initial cohort undergoing anterior vertebral body tethering (VBT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior VBT is a promising new technique with abundant preclinical studies but very few clinical results. It is a growth modulation technique, which utilizes patients' growth to attain progressive correction of their scoliosis. We report 2-year results of the initial cohort undergoing this procedure...
September 15, 2014: Spine
Yossi Smorgick, Yigal Mirovsky, Kevin C Baker, Yael Gelfer, Erez Avisar, Yoram Anekstein
BACKGROUND: There are contradictory reports on the overall prevalence of back pain in the adolescent population compared with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. Most reports do not investigate pain in patients with AIS but try to identify in which subgroup of patients with AIS an underlying pathology should be excluded. The objective of this study was to find whether AIS in operative candidate patients is a painful condition and to try and find clinical and radiologic predisposing factors, which will help us to predict patients who are going to have pain...
April 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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