Posterior fusion for Scheuermann's kyphosis

Norman Y. Otsuka, J. E. Hall, J. Y. Mah

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-139
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number251
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Scheuermann Disease
Kyphosis
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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
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Otsuka, N. Y., Hall, J. E., & Mah, J. Y. (1990). Posterior fusion for Scheuermann's kyphosis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (251), 134-139.

Posterior fusion for Scheuermann's kyphosis. / Otsuka, Norman Y.; Hall, J. E.; Mah, J. Y.

In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 251, 1990, p. 134-139.

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Otsuka, NY, Hall, JE & Mah, JY 1990, 'Posterior fusion for Scheuermann's kyphosis', Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 251, pp. 134-139.
Otsuka, Norman Y. ; Hall, J. E. ; Mah, J. Y. / Posterior fusion for Scheuermann's kyphosis. In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1990 ; No. 251. pp. 134-139.
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