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Temporary internal distraction as an aid to correction of severe scoliosis. Surgical technique.
|Title||Temporary internal distraction as an aid to correction of severe scoliosis. Surgical technique.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Buchowski JM, Skaggs DL, Sponseller PD|
|Journal||The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume|
|Volume||89 Suppl 2 Pt.2|
|Date Published||2007 Sep|
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.
|Alternate Journal||J Bone Joint Surg Am|