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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Shobhit V Minhas, Ian Chow, Joseph Bosco, Norman Y Otsuka
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of and 30-day complications associated with blood transfusion volume after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Posterior arthrodesis is a common procedure performed for AIS, and patients frequently require perioperative blood transfusions. Few studies, however, have examined the rates and potential complications associated with blood transfusion volume...
September 15, 2015: Spine
Lindsay Andras, Kent T Yamaguchi, David L Skaggs, Vernon T Tolo
BACKGROUND: Correcting pelvic obliquity and improving sitting balance in neuromuscular scoliosis often requires fixation to the pelvis. We describe the use of a T square instrument to assist intraoperatively in evaluating the alignment of these curves and achieving balance in the coronal plane. METHODS: The T square instrument was constructed with a vertical limb perpendicular to 2 horizontal limbs in a T formation. At the conclusion of the instrumentation and preliminary reduction maneuvers, the T square was positioned with the horizontal limbs parallel to the pelvis and the vertical limb in line with the central sacral line...
December 2012: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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