Effect of growing rod on sagittal and spinopelvic parameters in early-onset scoliosis patients

SARIYILMAZ K. , Akgul T., Ozkunt O., Dikici F. , Korkmaz M., Sar C., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B, vol.25, no.3, pp.263-266, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bpb.0000000000000273
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-266


Growing rod is a commonly used surgery for early-onset scoliosis (EOS). However, the effect of growing-rod lengthening on the spinopelvic alignment is unclear. In this study, 21 EOS patients treated by growing rod were evaluated retrospectively and thoracic kyphosis (TK), lumbar lordosis (LL), pelvic incidence (PI), sacral slope (SS), pelvic tilt (PT), and sagittal vertical axis (SVA) were measured. Preoperatively, the mean TK, LL, PI, PT, SS, and SVA were 27.4 degrees, 35.2 degrees, 43.8 degrees, 7.5 degrees, 33.8 degrees, and 47.7 mm respectively. After the last lengthening, TK, LL, PI, PT, SS, and SVA were 28.3 degrees, 28.06 degrees, 41.4 degrees, 7 degrees, 5.2 degrees, and 42.6 mm, respectively. The sagittal plane parameters in our EOS patients were not significantly altered during the lengthening period. Copyright (C) 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.