This video highlights the surgical treatment of a 3+11 year-old female who has progressive Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) using the Dual Growing Rod Technique. This surgical procedure is being performed to stop the progression of this child’s curve and to allow continued growth. Papers regarding this surgical technique have been presented previously at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meetings in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Most recent publications include:
Spine: State of the Art Review 2000; 14:181-9
“Instrumentation with Limited Arthrodesis for the Treatment of Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis”
Akbarnia, B.A., Marks, D.S.
Spine: Vol. 30, Number 17S pp S46-S57
"Dual Growing Rod Technique for the Treatment of Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis",
Akbarnia, B.A., Marks, D.S., Boachie-Adjei, O., et al.
Spine: Vol. 30, Number 18, pp 2039-2044
"Comparison of Single and Dual Growing Rod Techniques followed Through Definitive Surgery",
Thompson, G.H., Akbarnia, B.A., Kostial, P., et al.