The Universal Clamp hybrid system: A safe technique to correct deformity and restore kyphosis in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Guido La Rosa, Giancarlo Giglio, Leonardo Oggiano

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Abstract

Purpose Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a tridimensional deformity characterized by coronal and sagittal profiles changes. We present a series of 62 patients affected by AIS and treated by thoracic Universal Clamps and transpedicular lumbar screws hybrid system. Methods Mean age was 13 years. Average pre-operative Cobb angle was 63° ± 12°. Patients were divided into two groups depending on the kyphosis angle: lower than 45° (51 patients, 82.3 %, mean 21° ± 3°) and higher than 45° (11 patients, 17.7 %, mean 62° ± 6°). Results The average percentage of coronal correction was 70 ± 3 % (mean post-operative Cobb angle 19° ± 4°, P

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume22
Issue numberSUPPL.6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Coronal correction
  • Thoracic kyphosis
  • Universal Clamp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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