A complementary thoracic implant for the surgical correction of the scoliotic curve. A preliminary report

  • Z. Csernátony
  • A. Goodship
  • K. Szepesi
  • Z. Jónás
  • L. Gáspár
  • K. Benko
  • T. Lawes
Original articles

Summary

The results of the surgical correction of scoliosis through posterior approach have significantly improved by the introduction of new implants during the past decades. Even with these improvements the available implants only allow limited correction especially regarding axial rotation, and also their application is rather complicated. We developed a new implant which simultaneously grasps and exerts forces on both transverse processes of the vertebrae, to achieve a more efficient and safer correction with a simple surgical technique. In our paper we report on the concept of the new implant, its most important features, its mechanical tests, cadaver experimentations, and biomechanical assessments.

Key words

Scoliosis Operative treatment Innovation Thoracic implant 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Csernátony
    • 1
  • A. Goodship
    • 2
  • K. Szepesi
    • 1
  • Z. Jónás
    • 1
  • L. Gáspár
    • 1
  • K. Benko
    • 3
  • T. Lawes
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science CenterDebrecenHungary
  2. 2.Royal National Orthopaedic HospitalInstitute of OrthopaedicsStanmore, MiddxHungary
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science CenterDebrecenHungary

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