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Growing Spine Study Group Papers Presented at the IMAST and SRS Annual Meeting

The following GSSG Papers and Posters were presented recently:

SRS Podium

Traditional Growing Rods Versus Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods in Early Onset Scoliosis: A Case-Matched Two Year Study
Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Kenneth Cheung, Gokhan Demirkiran, Hazem Elsebaie, John Emans, Charlie Johnston, Greg Mundis, Hilali Noordeen, Jeff Pawelek, Matthew Shaw, David Skaggs, Paul Sponseller, George Thompson, Muharrem Yazici, Growing Spine Study Group

Early onset scoliosis treated with Growing Rods has a greater increase in T1-S1 length, better Cobb correction, and more than twice the number of surgeries compared to Shilla
David L. Skaggs, Lindsay M. Andras,  Elizabeth R. A. Joiner, Richard E. McCarthy, Scott J. Luhmann, Paul D. Sponseller, John B. Emans, Growing Spine Study Group

SRS Poster

Does distraction based treatment predict thoracic dimensions?
Michael Glotzbecker, John Emans, Meryl Gold, Behrooz Akbarnia, Charles Johnston, Suken Shah, Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, Growing Spine Study Group

IMAST Podium

Five to Sixteen-Year Results of 201 GR Patients: Is There a Difference Between Etiologies?
Behrooz Akbarnia, Nima Kabirian, Jeff Pawelek, John Emans, George Thompson, David Skaggs, Paul Sponseller, Growing Spine Study Group

Proximal Rib Anchors Have 77% Less Risk of Rod Breakage Than Proximal Spine Anchors In Distraction-Based Growing Rods
Paul Sponseller, Kent Yamaguchi, David Skaggs, Shaun Mansour, Karen Myung, Muharram Yazici, Charles Johnston, George Thompson, Behrooz Akbarnia, Michael Vitale, Growing Spine Study Group

Congratulations to all presenters and authors!


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