Ten patients with Scheuermann's kyphosis were surgically treated with posterior spine fusion and Harrington heavy compression-rod instrumentation. This procedure relieved pain and deformity in all ten patients. The average follow-up period was 26.6 months. The average curve before surgery was 71.4° and at follow-up examination was 39.3°. The postoperative correction of kyphosis averaged 32° (45%), with an average loss of correction of 7.8°. Posterior fusion with Harrington heavy compression-rod instrumentation may prove to be the procedure of choice in Scheuermann's kyphosis that is severe but flexible on hyperextension with a curve greater than 65°.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine