alexa Not all rods are Harrington - an overview of spinal instrumentation in scoliosis treatment.


Journal of Spine

Author(s): Mohaideen A, Nagarkatti D, Banta JV, Foley CL

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: Scoliosis is a multiplanar spinal deformity, which has been treated in the past with spinal fusion and cast application, starting in the early part of this century. In the last 30 years, Paul Harrington successfully introduced spinal instrumentation for scoliosis. Harrington instrumentation has had a large impact on the treatment of scoliosis. Currently, there are many different instrumentations available for the treatment of scoliosis. Indications differ for the use of these systems. Appreciation of spinal instrumentation is essential to treatment of the patient with scoliosis. Post-operative roentgenographic studies are better understood when the interface between instrumentation and the spine is understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Distinguishing characteristics between some of the more common instrumentations are noted. There continues to be a proliferation of spinal instrumentation systems. Roentgenograms and spinal models are used to explain how some of the instrumentation systems differ and how they interface with the spine. CONCLUSION: An overview of spinal instrumentation in scoliosis treatment will allow better understanding of the purposes of the hardware and how it relates to the spine. This article was published in Pediatr Radiol and referenced in Journal of Spine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 18th Global Neurologists Annual Meeting on Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Nov 13-15, 2017, Athens, Greece
  • 2nd International Conference on Pediatric Neurology  
    August 31-September 01, 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
  • 12th Global Neurologists Annual Meeting on Neurology and Neurosurgery
    November 16-18, 2017 Lisbon, Portugal

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version