Session 5: Free Papers

Moderators: Charlie Johnston, MD & Jean-Luc Jouve, MD


Free Paper #28: Dual Growing Rod: Traditional Vs Magnetic Systems In The Treatment Of Infantile Scoliosis

Tiziana Greggi; Elena Maredi; Francesco Lolli; Francesco Vommaro; Kostantinos Martikos; Andrea Baioni; Antonio Scarale; Stefano Giacomini; Mario Di Silvestre


Free Paper #29: Magnetically Controlled Growing Rod Technique in 33 Patients with Early Onset Scoliosis - Preliminary Results

Karsten Ridderbusch, MD; Ralf Stuecker, MD; Martin Rupprecht, MD; Philip Kunkel, MD; Christian Hagemann, MD


Free Paper #30: How much do Remote Magnetic Expandable Devices Truly Expand. A Radiographic Evaluation of the Magec System

Daniel J. Rolton, FRCS (Tr+Orth); Chrishnan Thakar, FRCS (Tr+Orth); Colin Nnadi, FRCS (Tr+Orth)


Free Paper #31: Ultrasound Technique Monitoring the Lengthening of Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods

Luca F. Colombo, Pediatric Orthopaedic; Francesco Motta; Andrea Righini, Radiologist


Free Paper #32: Complications of Magnetically-controlled Growing Rod Surgery: Multicentre Study of 26 Patients with Medium-term Follow-up

Kenneth M. Cheung; Jason Pui Yin Cheung, MBBS (HK), MMedSc; Kenny Kwan, BMBCh(Oxon), FRCSEd(Ortho); John Ferguson, FRACS; Colin Nnadi, MBBS, FRCS; Ahmet Alanay, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD; Gokhan H. Demirkiran, MD; Ilkka J. Helenius, MD, PhD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD


Free Paper #33: Validation of True Spine Length Radiographic Measurements

Alan J. Spurway, MASc; Chukwudi Chukwunyerenwa; Waleed Kishta; Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCSC


Free Paper #34: Choosing Distal Instrumentation Level in Growing Rod Surgery - Where to Stop?

Senol Bekmez; Gokhan Demirkiran; Ozgur Dede; Peter Sturm; Muharrem Yazici


Free Paper #35: Pelvic Anchor Outcomes in Growing Rod Constructs: An Analysis of Patients with a Minimum of 4 Years of Post-Operative Follow-Up

Jaysson T. Brooks, MD; Amit Jain, MD; Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM; George H. Thompson, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MBA; Growing Spine Study Group


Free Paper #36: Does the “Law of Diminishing Returns” Apply to Guided Growth Shilla Constructs?

Lindsay M. Andras, MD; Haleh Badkoobehi, MD; Alexander Broom, BA; Richard E. McCarthy, MD; David Skaggs, MD, MMM; Growing Spine Study Group


Free Paper #37: Prospective Study Comparing the Effects of Proximal Rib Anchors versus Proximal Spine Anchors: Examining Complications, Curve Correction, and Quality of Life

Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; Mark Sullivan, BA; Evan Trupia, BS; Hiroko Matsumoto, PhDc; Sumeet Garg, MD; John Flynn, MD; Peter F. Sturm, MD; Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, MD; The Children's Spine Study Group; The Growing Spine Study Group; David P. Roye, MD


Free Paper #38: Defining Parasol Rib Deformity in Hypotonic Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Is There a Difference Between Rib-Based and Spine-Based Instrumentation?

Kristin S. Livingston, MD; David Zurakowski, PhD; Brian Snyder, MD PhD


Free Paper #39: Thoracic Volume Modeling of Growing Spine Interventions in Early Onset Scoliosis

David M. Matson; Charles Ledonio, MD; David W. Polly, Jr., MD; Kristin England, MD; Jeff Pawelek, BS; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD


Session 6: Miscellaneous

Moderator: Michael Glotzbecker, MD


The 3 Most Influential Papers Over the Last 10 Years and How They Changed My Approach to EOS

Charles Johnston, MD


The 3 Most Influential Papers Over the Last 10 Years and How They Changed My Approach to EOS

Paul Sponseller, MD


The 3 Studies That Should Be Done Over the Next Few Years to Help Us Improve the Care of Children with EOS

Michael Vitale, MD


Efficacy of Preoperative Halo-Gravity Traction in Severe Scoliosis

Bangping Qian, MD


Infection Prevention after Surgery for EOS… Where Are We in 2014?

Michael Glotzbecker, MD


Session 7: Free Papers

Moderators: Stephan Parent, MD & Rick Schwend, MD


Free Paper #40: Defining Pre-operative Age and Deformity Magnitude Cut-offs for the Initiation of Surgical Treatment with Dual Growing Rods

Vidyadhar V. Upasani, MD; Kevin C. Parvaresh, MD; Jeff Pawelek; Patricia E. Miller, MS; George H. Thompson, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM; John B. Emans, MD; Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD; Growing Spine Study Group


Free Paper #41: Performing a Definitive Fusion in Juvenile CP Patients is a Good Surgical Option

Burt Yaszay; Paul D. Sponseller; Suken A. Shah; Jahangir Asghar; Firoz Miyanji; Amer F. Samdani; Carrie E. Bartley; Peter O. Newton


Free Paper #42: Can a “No Final Fusion” Produce Equal Results to Final Fusion After Growing Rod Treatment?

Amit Jain, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MBA; Urvij Modhia, MD; Suken A. Shah, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; Jeff B. Pawelek; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group


Free Paper #43: Flexible Growing Rods: Polymer Rods Provide Stability to Skeletally Immature Spines

Donita I. Bylski-Austrow, PhD; David L. Glos; Max F. Carvalho, MD; Anne C. Bonifas; Matthew T. Coombs; Peter F. Sturm, MD


Free Paper #44: Staged Insertion of Growing Rods in Severe Scoliosis, Does it Prevent Fixation Failure?

Sebastiaan Schelfaut, MD; Jennifer Dermott, PT; Reinhard Zeller, MD, ScD, FRCSC


Free Paper #45: The Effect of Growth Friendly Surgery on Coronal and Sagittal Plane Spine Growth in Idiopathic Scoliosis

Chukwudi K. Chukwunyerenwa, MD, MCh,FRCSC; Charles Johnston, MD; Anna M. McClung, BSN, RN; Luke Gauthier, MD; Alan J. Spurway, MASc; Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCSC


Session 8: Masters’ Tips & Tricks

Moderators: Behrooz Akbarnia, MD & Michael Vitale, MD


MCGR Technique: Economics of Growing Rod Surgery

David Polly, MD


Master’s Technique: How Much to Distract at Initial Implant and Subsequent Surgeries

Colin Nnadi, MD


Master’s Technique: What Technique and How Often We Should Do Lengthening

Hilali Noordeen, MD


Master’s Technique: Why I Use Rib Anchors for Proximal Fixation in Distraction Based Implants

David Skaggs, MD


Master’s Technique: Optimizing Nutrition

Charles Johnston, MD


Master’s Technique: PRSS

Qibin Ye, MD


Master’s Technique: “S” Rods to Pelvis in Distraction-based Implants – Why, When, and How?

John Smith, MD


Master’s Technique: Pelvic Screws in Distraction-based Implants – Why, When, and How?

Paul Sponseller, MD


Master’s Technique: VCR & Growing Rods

Larry Lenke, MD


Master’s Technique: Vertebral Bar Excision

Deszoe Jeszensky, MD


Master’s Technique: MCGR

Karsten Ridderbusch, MD