Fusionless procedures for the management of early-onset spine deformities in 2011: What do we know?

Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Robert M. Campbell, Alain Dimeglio, Jack M. Flynn, Gregory J. Redding, Paul D. Sponseller, Michael G. Vitale, Muharrem Yazici

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While attempts to understand them better and treat them more effectively, early-onset deformities have gained great pace in the past few years. Large patient series with long follow-ups that would provide high levels of evidence are still almost non-existent. That there is no safe treatment algorithm defined and agreed upon for this patient population continues to pose a challenge for pediatric spine surgeons. In this review, authors who are well known for their research and experience in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis (EOS) have come together in order to answer those questions which are most frequently asked by other surgeons. The most basic eight questions in this field have been answered succinctly by these authors and a current overview is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-172
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Children's Orthopaedics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Early-onset scoliosis
  • Fusionless
  • Growing spine
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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