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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Cesare Faldini, Francesco Traina, Fabrizio Perna, Raffaele Borghi, Konstantinos Martikos, Tiziana Greggi
PURPOSE: To analyze changes in sagittal spinopelvic parameters (SSPs) after surgical treatment of Scheuermann's Kyphosis (SK). METHODS: We analyzed 20 patients affected by SK and subjected to posterior correction of the kyphosis by facetectomy, Ponte osteotomy, fusion and multilevel instrumentation with pedicle screw system. Four spinal and three pelvic parameters were measured: sagittal vertical axis (SVA), thoracic kyphosis (TK), thoracolumbar kyphosis, lumbar lordosis (LL), pelvic incidence (PI), sacral slope (SS) and pelvic tilt (PT)...
November 2015: European Spine Journal
L Miladi
Structural kyphosis is a posterior convex deformity of the spine that may appear in childhood then worsen with growth, most notably during the pubertal growth spurt. The abnormal curvature may be smooth, defining round kyphosis, or may display a sharp angular pattern. Angular kyphosis is the more severe of the two forms. The main causes of round kyphosis are postural kyphosis and Scheuermann's disease. The spontaneous outcome is favourable, and round kyphosis is well tolerated in adulthood. The treatment relies on orthopaedic methods in the overwhelming majority of cases...
February 2013: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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