Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
versão impressa ISSN 0102-3616
HERRERO, Carlos Fernando Pereira da Silva; PORTO, Maximiliano Aguiar; NOGUEIRA BARBOSA, Marcello Henrique e DEFINO, Helton Luiz Aparecido. Multiple segmental osteotomies to the kyphosis correction. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2009, vol.44, n.6, pp. 513-517. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162009000600010.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of the surgical treatment of the spinal Kyphosis using the Ponte's technique (multiple posterior osteotomies). METHODS: Ten patients (8 with Scheuermann´s kyphosis and 2 with kyphosis after laminectomy) submitted to surgical correction of kyphotic deformity greater than 70º were retrospectively assessed. The age at the surgical time ranged from 12 to 20 years old (mean age16.8 years ± 2.89). The radiographic parameters evaluated were the kyphosis, the lordosis and the scoliosis - whenever present. The presence of proximal and distal junctional kyphosis, loss of correction, and complications as implants loosening and breakage were also assessed. The radiographic parameters were evaluated at the preoperative, early postoperative and late postoperative time. RESULTS: The patients were followed through a period that ranged from 24 to 144 months (65.8 ±39.92). The mean value of the kyphosis was 78.8º ± 7.59º (Cobb) before surgery and 47.5º ± 12.54º at late follow up, with mean correction of 33.9º ± 9.53º and lost correction of 2.2º. CONCLUSION: The surgical treatment of the thoracic kyphosis using multiples posterior osteotomies presented a good correction of the deformity and minimal lost of correction during follow up.
Palavras-chave : Kyphosis; Spine; Scheuermann disease; Spinal fusion; Osteotomy.