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, cilt.13, ss.845-852, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.03.043
  • Dergi Adı: Spine Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.845-852


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.