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Current Issue - March 2019, Volume 13, Issue No. 1

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Correction using Halo Gravity Traction for Severe Rigid Neuromuscular Scoliosis: A Report of Three Cases


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  2. Janus GJ, Finidori G, Engelbert RH, Pouliquen M, Pruijs JE. Operative treatment of severe scoliosis in osteogenesis imperfecta: results of 20 patients after halo traction and posterior spondylodesis with instrumentation. Eur Spine J. 2000; 9(6): 486-91.
  3. Li X, Zeng L, Li X, Chen X, Ke C. Preoperative halo-gravity traction for severe thoracic kyphoscoliosis patients from Tibet: radiographic correction, pulmonary function improvement, nursing, and complications. Med Sci Monit. 2017; 23: 4021-7.
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  5. Yang C, Wang H, Zheng Z, Zhang Z, Wang J, Liu H, et al. Halo-gravity traction in the treatment of severe spinal deformity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Spine J. 2017; 26(7): 1810-6.

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