Review article: Surgical approaches for correction of post-tubercular kyphosis

Jaykar R. Panchmatia, Lawrence G. Lenke, Sean Molloy, Kenneth M C Cheung, Khaled M Kebaish

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Abstract

This study reviewed the literature regarding the pros and cons of various surgical approaches (anterior, anterolateral, combined, and posterior) for correction of post-tubercular kyphosis. The anterior and anterolateral approaches are effective in improving neurological deficit but not in correcting kyphosis. The combined anterior and posterior approach and the posterior approach combined with 3-column osteotomy achieve good neurological improvement and kyphosis correction. The latter is superior when expertise and facilities are available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Volume23
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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