Article Abstract

Higher-than-anticipated reoperation after final fusion for early onset scoliosis patients treated with growing rods

Authors: Xu Sun, Zhonghui Chen, Yong Qiu


The preservation of spinal growth and prevention of pulmonary compromise in early onset scoliosis (EOS) pose particularly challenging problems for clinician and patients. Maintaining spinal and thoracic growth is critical for expansion of the thoracic cavity and the prevention of thoracic insufficiency syndrome. Nowadays, growing rod technique has been proven to be the optimal surgical treatment for this population, regardless of distraction-based or auto-growing instrumentation constructs.