Posterior instrumentation and fusion (scoliosis)
Citation, DOI, disclosures and article data
At the time the article was created Jeremy Jones had no recorded disclosures.View Jeremy Jones's current disclosures
At the time the article was last revised Henry Knipe had no recorded disclosures.View Henry Knipe's current disclosures
Posterior instrumentation and fusion is a surgical technique to improve spinal curvature in scoliosis patients.
The vertebral column is manipulated into the desired position and held in place with metalwork namely pedicle screws and/or hooks transfixed with rods with or without in situ contouring 1. Bone graft material is then placed over the posterior elements. Thoracoplasty may or may not be performed 2.
Compared to the anterior approach, a posterior approach has a simpler surgical exposure and greater sagittal control 1.
- 1. Olgun ZD, Yazici M. Posterior instrumentation and fusion. (2013) Journal of children's orthopaedics. 7 (1): 69-76. doi:10.1007/s11832-012-0456-5 - Pubmed
- 2. Chen L, Sun Z, He J, Xu Y, Li Z, Zou Q, Li B. Effectiveness and safety of surgical interventions for treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a Bayesian meta-analysis. (2020) BMC musculoskeletal disorders. 21 (1): 427. doi:10.1186/s12891-020-03233-1 - Pubmed