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Pipsa Ylanko, AOSpine Global Education Manager

Executive Editor: Kenneth Cheung, Larry Lenke General Editor: German Ochoa

Authors: Han Jo Kim, Marinus de Kleuver, Keith Luk, sds

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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Posterior approach

The length of the incision will depend on the levels being fused. The incision may be a straght line or slightly curved depending on the surgeons preference.

Thoracoscopic approach

This approach provides a thoracoscopic access to the thoracic spine.

Anterior to lumbar spine

This approach provides an anterior access to the lumbar spine

Anterior to thoracic spine

This approach provides an anterior access to the thoracic spine

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