Comparison of Pedicle Screws Versus Hybrid Fixation With Sublaminar Polyester Bands in the Treatment of Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Kilicaslan O. F. , Akalin S., Tokgoz M. A. , Cetin H., Etli I.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.151, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.04.097
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Pedicle screws, Sublaminar polyester bands, Neuromuscular scoliosis, SPINAL-FUSION, INSTRUMENTATION, SAFETY, COMPLICATIONS, CHILDREN, SURGERY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND: The choice of implants in neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS) surgery remains controversial. Sublaminar polyester bands (SPBs) seem to be a promising alternative implant. The purpose of current study was to compare clinical and radiologic results of posterior instrumentation and fusion using hybrid constructs versus only pedicle screws for NMS treatment.