Growth Modulation by Means of Anterior Tethering Resulting in Progressive Correction of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case Report

Crawford III, Charles H.; Lenke, Lawrence G.
January 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 1, p202
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a five-year-and-four-month-old boy who presented with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis in whom anterior tethering resulted in gradual correction over four years. The patient has a medical history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but has no family history of scoliosis. Over the 48 months of postoperative follow-up, his total height and the length of the tethered thoracic spine increased by 36.1 centimeters (cm) and more than two cm, respectively.


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