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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Device (veptr) As Option In Spine Instrumentation Without Arthrodesis In The Treatment Of Neuromuscular Scoliosis [uso Da Prótese Vertical Expansível De Titânio Para Costela (veptr) Como Opção Na Instrumentação Sem Fusão Para Tratamento Da Escoliose Neuromuscular]
Author: Landim E.
Cavali P.T.M.
Santos M.A.M.
Pasqualini W.
Boechat R.C.B.M.
dos Santos Andrade S.M.
Abstract: Objective: Report results of vertical expandable prosthetic titanium ribs (VEPTR) surgery in the treatment qf neuromuscular scoliosis without spinal fusion. Methods: A total of 17 patients (mean age 8 years; 3 to 13 years) with neuromuscular scoliosis exceeding 40° of scoliosis measured using the Cobb method and presenting a Risser grade of 1 and 2 before VEPTR surgery. The degree of spinal curve was measured using the Coob method before and after surgery. Results: The postoperative mean correction rate in spinal curve degrees achieved by the patients treated with VEPTR measured with the Coob method was 40, 5° and the mean reduction of the pelvic obliquity was 60, 6° compared to the degree of preoperatory postural evaluation. Conclusion: Patients who underwent VEPTRsurgerydemonstrated significantly improved postural correction and health-related quality of life for the provisory treatment of congenital neuromuscular scoliosis.
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Date Issue: 2008
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