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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2020 September;71(3):135-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-3410.20.03974-0

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Video-assisted thoracic accesses easing anterior vertebral body tethering for idiopathic adolescent scoliosis

Erkan YİLDİRİM 1 , Tuna PEHLİVANOGLU 2, İsmail OLTULU 3, Mehmet AYDOGAN 3

1 Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences (SBÜ), Istanbul, Turkey; 3 Emsey Hospital, Complex Spine Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey



This is a new and an effective video-assisted transthoracic approach easing anterior Vertebral Body Tethering for patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Herein all of the technical steps are described in detail. The results for the study group are discussed thoroughly in the light of literature. This new approach, which requires simultaneous coordination of the Thoracic and Orthopedic surgeons, will inspire and guide both patients and physicians in the related branches.


KEY WORDS: Scoliosis; Adolescent; Thoracoscopy

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