Salvage and reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity using cotrel-dubousset instrumentation

R. B. Winter, F. Denis, J. E. Lonstein, E. Dezen

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Abstract

Sixty consecutive patients who underwent Cotrel- Dubousset instrumentation as part of their reconstructive surgery (failure of previous surgery) were reviewed. The average follow-up was 3 years (range, 2-4.5 years). There were no deaths or major neurologic problems. Pseudarthrosis occurred in six patients, all of whom had long fusion to the sacrum; all six were successfully repaired. Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation provides a far superior method of correction of deformity and internal fixation than that available previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-417
Number of pages6
JournalSpine
Volume16
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1991

Keywords

  • Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation
  • Reconstructive spine surgery

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