Convex Instrumented Hemiepiphysiodesis with Concave Distraction: A Preliminary Report


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ALANAY A. , Dede O., YAZICI M.

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol.470, no.4, pp.1144-1150, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 470 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11999-011-1878-y
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1144-1150

Abstract

The convex growth arrest (CGA) procedure has been well accepted for treatment of congenital scoliosis as it is a simpler procedure with successful results. However, unpredictability of curve behavior, slow and usually inadequate correction, and necessity of anterior surgery for completeness of the epiphysiodesis are its shortcomings.