5 things to know about the evolution of AIS surgical techniques

Written by Shayna Korol | March 26, 2018 | Print  |

A retrospective review in Spine assessed the evolution of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery techniques over the past 20 years.

Here are five things to know.

1. The authors used a prospective AIS registry to study 1,819 AIS patients who underwent surgery between 1995 and 2013 with two-year follow-up.

2. Two-year major complication rates decreased from 18.7 percent to 5.1 percent.

3. The authors observed improvement in SRS scores in pain, image, function and total domains.

4. Surgeons no longer perform anterior only AIS surgery.

5. The researchers reported shorter operative times, less blood loss and increased use of all screw constructs.

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