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Comparison of supplemental bone graft materials for idiopathic adolescent scoliosis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A level-1 pilot study to evaluate of ultraporous beta-tricalcium phosphate as a graft extender in the posterior correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Eur Spine J. 2009 Feb;18(2):170-9. Epub 2008 Dec 12

Contributing Authors: T Lerner V Bullmann TL Schulte M Schneider U Liljenqvist

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Synopsis

40 patients with idiopathic scoliosis underwent surgical correction and were randomized to receive differing supplemental bone graft materials. The treatment group received beta-tricalcium phosphate, a synthetic cancellous bone, as a supplemental graft material. The control group received the standard treatment of an iliac crest bone graft. There were no differences in fusion rates or the degree o...

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