Anterior endoscopic correction of scoliosis

George D. Picetti, Janos P. Ertl, H. Ulrich Bueff

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-429
Number of pages9
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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