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Researches in Arthritis & Bone Study

C-Arm Free Technique for Anterior Correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Technical Note

Submission: September 27, 2018; Published: October 24, 2018

Volume1 Issue2
October 2018


Purpose: Computer-assisted spinal surgery is getting popular, however there is no technical report which describes the technique of anterior correction for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis without C-arm fluoroscopy in the lateral position.

Methods: The authors report the result of 1-year follow-up of a 14-year-old girl scoliosis patient with anterior correction. The patient has 40 degrees lumbar scoliosis and low back pain for more than 6 months. The authors performed C-arm free anterior correction with dual rod fixation in a lateral position.

Results: The patient was successfully treated with surgery and spinal alignment was preserved correctly. She had neither neurological deficits nor low back pain at 1 year of final follow-up.

Conclusion: The C-arm free anterior correction is useful technique, especially in that the surgeons and OR staff have no risk of adverse event of radiation.

Keywords: AIS; Navigation surgery; O-arm; C-arm free

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