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Scoliosis in the CP Child



- See: Cerebral Palsy:

- Non Operative Treatment:
    - many patients can achieve functional sitting with body jackets or molded wheelchair inserts;
- Surgical Treatment:
     - spine is instrumented from upper thoracic area to the sacrum;
     - rods may be secured to the pelvis using the Galveston technique;
     - curves > 80 deg and those w/ severe pelvic obliquity require combined anterior & posterior arthrodesis


Interspinous process segmental spinal instrumentation for scoliosis in cerebral palsy.

Progression of scoliosis after skeletal maturity in institutionalized adults who have cerebral palsy.

The treatment of scoliosis in cerebral palsy by posterior spinal fusion with Luque-rod segmental instrumentation.