Temporary internal distraction as an aid to correction of severe scoliosis.

TitleTemporary internal distraction as an aid to correction of severe scoliosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBuchowski JM, Bhatnagar R, Skaggs DL, Sponseller PD
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume88
Issue9
Pagination2035-41
Date Published2006 Sep
Abstract

Halo traction is a well-recognized adjunct for correcting severe complex rigid scoliotic curves, but it is associated with complications and is contraindicated in the presence of fixed cervical instability, kyphosis, or stenosis. In addition, halo traction often requires prolonged hospital stays and is not welcomed by all families. These limitations led to consideration of temporary internal distraction as an alternative.

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