HUKM instrumentation system in surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis--an early experience.

M. A. Razak, M. Fazir, Sharaf Ibrahim

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Between May 1992 through October 1998, twenty-two patients who had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were treated using Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) spinal instrumentation and fusion. The minimum length of follow-up was 2 years with an average of 2.9 years. Nineteen patients were female and three patients were male. The mean age at the time of the operation was 16.2 years (range, 13 to 24 years). The average blood loss was 1,878 ml and the average operating time was 291 minutes. The mean pre-operative curve was 61.2 degrees, with a range of 40 degrees to 90 degrees. The average post-operative correction of the Cobb's angle was 53.5 per cent, with a range of 33 per cent to 81 per cent. Post-operative immobilization consisted of a maximum of six months in a body cast. There were no neurological injuries, no deep wound infections, and no evidence of pseudoarthroses. Only three complications occurred and these did not disturb the progress of the fusion. This technique safely achieves the objectives of scoliosis correction, and is cost-effective in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume55 Suppl C
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000

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Scoliosis
Spinal Fusion
Pseudarthrosis
Malaysia
Wound Infection
Immobilization
Therapeutics
Costs and Cost Analysis
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HUKM instrumentation system in surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis--an early experience. / Razak, M. A.; Fazir, M.; Ibrahim, Sharaf.

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