Traction X-ray under general anesthesia helps to save motion segment in treatment of Lenke type 3C and 6C curves

Hamzaoglu A., Ozturk C., Enercan M., Alanay A.

Spine Journal, vol.13, no.8, pp.845-852, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.03.043
  • Journal Name: Spine Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.845-852
  • Keywords: Scoliosis, Fusion, Selection of levels, Surgery
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In patients with structural lumbar curves, several studies have shown the advantages of stopping fusion at L3 and saving L4. However, fusing the L4 may still be deemed necessary in a significant number of patients with structural lumbar curves (ie, Lenke types 3 and 6) when fusion levels are selected by using traditional flexibility X-ray (TXR) methods such as supine side bends and traction.