Surgical Treatment of Kyphosis in Achondroplasia
This presentation reports my experience at the Johns Hopkins Hospital with the surgical management of thoracolumbar kyphosis in achondroplasia. These patients had had no childhood brace treatment for their kyphosis or had persisted in having a significant kyphosis despite bracing. Two major types of thoracolumbar kyphosis were seen: one group with severe wedging at the apical vertebrae and the other group with several adjacent vertebrae having mild to moderate wedging.
KeywordsPedicle Screw Lumbar Lordosis Johns Hopkins Hospital Posterior Fusion Posterior Spinal Fusion
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