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1 Contributions of Disc and Vertebral Wedging to Scoliosis Progression During the Pubertal Growth Spurt
Ryan Will, MD; Ian Stokes, PhD; Matthew Walker, MS; James Sanders, MD

2 Effect of Intra-operative Tensioning of an Anterolateral Spinal Tether on Spinal Growth Modulation in a Porcine Model
Burt Yaszay, MD; Peter Newton, MD; Vidyadhar Upasani, MD; Shunji Tsutsui, MD; Michael Slivka, M.Sc.; Riley Hawkins

3 Spinal Hemiepiphysiodesis by Staping Alters Initial Biomechanical Properties of Motion Segments
Eric Wall, MD; Meghan Moore; Donita Bylski-Austrow, PhD

4 Timing of Definitive Fusion in Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) treated by Growing Rod (GR) Construct - A Retrospective study with a minimum follow-up of 13 years
Ujjwal Debnath, FRCS, MD; Nanjundappa Harshavardhana, MS(Orth), Dip SICOT; Hossein Mehdian, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Jeffrey McConnell, MD

5 Safety and Efficacy of Growing Rods for Pediatric Congenital Spinal Deformities
Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Muharrem Yazici, M.D.; George H. Thompson, M.D.; John Emans, MD; David S. Marks, FRCS; David L. Skaggs, M.D.; Alvin Crawford, MD; Lawrence Karlin, MD; Richard McCarthy, M.D.; Connie Poe-Kocher; Patricia Kostial, BS; Behrooz Akbarnia, M.D.; Growing Spine Study Group

6 Spinal Hemiepiphysiodesis by Modified Staple Induces Curvatures
Eric Wall, MD; Rich Grant; Joe Reynolds; Donita Bylski-Austrow, PhD

7 Nutritional Improvement Following VEPTR Surgery in Children
David L. Skaggs, M.D.; Wudbhav Sankar; Josh Albrektson; Tishya Wren; Robert Campbell, MD

8 A new technique of vertebral desepiphyseodesis for progressive anterior congenital kyphosis
Gerard Bollini, Professor; Benjamin Blondel, MD; Elke Viehweger, MD

9 Three-dimensional Analysis of Congenital Spinal Deformity: Evaluation of Inter-observer reliability
Noriaki Kawakami, MD; Shiro Imagama; Lenke Lawrence, M.D.; Timothy Kuklo, M.D.; Richard McCarthy, M.D.; Charles Johnston, M.D.; Spinal Deformity Study Group

10 Computed Tomographic Validation of the Porcine Model for Thoracic Scoliosis
Frank Schwab, MD; Ashish Patel, MD; Virginie Lafage, PhD; Jean-Pierre Farcy, MD

11 Analysis of implant related complications in growing rods. Can it improve the outcome?
Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD

12 Vertebral Body Growth - Normal, Lytic Spondylolisthesis, and Scoliotic. A Correlative and Archeologic Study
Thomas Whitesides, MD

13 Does subcutaneous placement of the rods give better results in Growing Rod Technique?
Behrooz Akbarnia, M.D.; Shahid Khan; Pooria Salari, MD; Sina Tebi; George H. Thompson, M.D.; Richard McCarthy, M.D.; Francisco Javier S Perez-Grueso, M.D.; Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Paul Sponseller, M.D.; Patricia Kostial, BS; Rishi Kadakia; Lawrence Karlin, MD; David S. Marks, FRCS; Growing Spine Study Group E-POSTER Title Authors (Primary Author underlined)

14 Spine Stable Hemiepiphysiodesis Increases Disc Static Compressive Stress and Mildly Decreases Dynamic Stresses
Eric Wall, MD; David Glos, BSE; Frank Sauser, MAE; Donita Bylski-Austrow, PhD

15 Dorsal Spine Infection in Pediatric Age Group
Mohamed Wafa, MD; Hazem Elsebaie, MD

16 The Additive Effects of a Multimodal Blood Avoidance Program in Preventing Blood Loss in Scoliosis Surgery.
David Godfried, MD

17 The significance of surgical techniques evolution in the treatment of deformities associated to rare diseases: scoliosis in Prader-Willi syndrome
Tiziana Greggi; Francesco Vommaro

18 VEPTR-instrumentation in non-congenital spine deformities: Efficient improvement of pelvic obliquity, moderate correction of scoliosis
Carol Hasler, PD Dr.; Fritz Hefti, Prof

19 Treatment of Progressive Spinal Deformity using the VEPTR device with a Bilateral Percutaneous Rib to Pelvis Technique in Non-Ambulatory Children with Neuromuscular Disease
John Smith, MD; Melissa Smith, CPNP

20 The Treatment of Multiple Congenital Spinal Deformities - Report of 2 Cases
Lynn Letko, MD; Dr. med.

21 Four Decade Results in Surgical Management of Congenital Scoliosis: A UK experience of 2 Cases
Nanjundappa Harshavardhana, MS(Orth), Dip SICOT

22 Management and surgical planning of severe infantile cervical kyphosis
Frank Kleinstueck; Tamas Fekete; Friederike Lattig; Dezsoe Jeszenszky

23 Excision and short segment posterior instrumentation in the treatment of benign vertebral tumors associated with scoliosis in the growing spine.
Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Mohamed Wafa, MD orthopaedics ; Talaat El Hadidi

24 Post Laminectomy Kyphosis in Pediatric Age Group
Mohamed Wafa, MD

25 The treatment of the pathologic spine fractures in children.
Ryszard Tomaszewski; Jacek Kler