Anterior instrumentation (dual screws single rod system) for the surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in the lumbar area: a prospective study on 33 adolescents and young adults, based on a new system of classification
European Spine Journal, 06/04/2012
Maurice B – Anterior instrumentation of lumbar idiopathic scoliosis gives highly satisfactory morphological and functional results, since the lumbar musculature is spared and the instrumentation placed at the apex of the curvature has selective effects. Despite the preference and that of other surgeons throughout the world for anterior instrumentation, the authors are still a minority in comparison with the users of posterior instrumentation. There are several reasons for this reticence, including surgeons’ training and ideas about pedicular screw fixation, but the main reason has been the lack of a sufficiently exact system of classification.