Lumbar fusion in achondroplasia

Does fusion to the sacrum affect function?

Kevin W. Farmer, Michael F. Brinkley, Richard Skolasky, Paul David Sponseller, Michael Ain

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Stenosis and kyphosis are common in achondroplasia, often requiring lumbar fusion, sometimes to the sacrum. The purpose of this study was to determine the functional effect of lumbar fusion to the sacrum in patients with achondroplasia. METHODS: Functional and SF-36 questionnaires were sent to the 66 patients with achondroplasia who underwent instrumented lumbar fusion at our institution from 1991 to 2006. Of the 35 who returned questionnaires, 13 had fusions to the sacrum and 22 did not. Chi-square analysis and a t test were used to evaluate outcomes. Significance was set at P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-480
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

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Achondroplasia
Sacrum
Kyphosis
Pathologic Constriction
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Achondroplasia
  • Function
  • Fusion
  • Lumbar
  • Sacrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Lumbar fusion in achondroplasia : Does fusion to the sacrum affect function? / Farmer, Kevin W.; Brinkley, Michael F.; Skolasky, Richard; Sponseller, Paul David; Ain, Michael.

In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol. 29, No. 5, 07.2009, p. 476-480.

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