Our technique of anterior endoscopic scoliosis correction demonstrates the ability to perform an anterior approach through a minimally invasive technique with minimal disruption of the local biology. The initial results appear to equal curve correction and fusion rates to those of a formal open anterior approach. Additional benefits are: 1) shortened operative time 2) lower blood loss 3) shortened rehabilitation time 4) less pain and 5) shortened hospital stays. Endoscopic technique shows great promise in the management of scoliosis curves; however this is a technically demanding procedure that requires cross-training in endoscopic discectomy and scoliosis management as well as familiarity with the anterior approach anatomy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine