An evaluation of correction of idiopathic kyphoscoliosis by axial translation technique with pedicle screw and rod

As sufficient study not available in this subcontinent about correction of idiopathic kyphoscoliosis by axial
translation technique, a group of patients of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) was selected to evaluate
the outcome of rod rotation technique. The curve correction with more screw on the concave site was
assessed, patient satisfaction and correction of cobb angle. Post operative radiological and functional
outcome were assessed. Twenty consecutive patients (8 males, 12 females) with an age range from 10 to 24
years. Post operatively all were followed-up for 18 months. All patients were under went pedicle screw
instrumentation through posterior approach. More screw inserted in the concave side. X-ray evaluation done
by pre-operative and 1, 3, 6 ,12 and 18 months after surgery. Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) questionnaire
was done for clinical evaluation. Radiological evaluation done by preoperative cobb angle was significantly
reduced in postoperative period.


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