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General Editor: Luiz Vialle

Authors: Emiliano Vialle

Scheuermann Kyphosis

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Glossary

Scheuermann Kyphosis

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonoperative procedure Deformity of 40-70° in skeletally immature patients Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Posterior instrumentation without release Curves up to 90° which corrects more than 50% in hyperextension films Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Posterior instrumentation with release Curves more than 90° or smaller curves which do not correct more than 50% in hyperextension films Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.0 2016-12-01