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.