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Risk Factors of Yang et al for Fracture of a Growing Rod Being Used to Treat a Patient with Scoliosis

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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A young patient with scoliosis may be treated using a growing rod prosthesis (spinal instrumentation without fusion). The growing rod may fracture, especially if certain risk factors are present as reported by Yang et al. The authors are from Johns Hopkins Medical Center and multiple hospitals in the United States and Turkey.

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