Does pedicle screw density matter in Lenke type 5 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?


SARIYILMAZ K. , Ozkunt O., Karademir G., GEMALMAZ H. C. , Dikici F. , Domanic U.

MEDICINE, cilt.97, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

The aim of this study is to compare the effects of high versus low implant density on correction in Lenke type 5 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. A retrospective study of 59 Lenke type 5 AIS patients treated at a single institution were divided into to 2 groups according to implant density. Implant density, preoperative, early postoperative, and last follow-up thoracolumbar/lumbar (TL/L) curves were measured. Thirty-one constructs were high and 28 constructs were low density. The groups were similar in terms of age, sex, Cobb angle, and follow-up time. Mean implant density in low density group and high density group was 75.4% and 96.6%, respectively. High versus low-density comparison showed that there is no significant difference with regard to curve correction in early postoperative and last follow-up periods. The results show that pedicle screw density being low or high, does not affect curve correction rates in the short and long term in our patients.