Crankshaft phenomena following spinal fusion in The growing child

Nobumasa Suzuki, Kota Watanabe

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Posterior spinal fusion in patients less than 10 years of age and Risser stage 0, may result in crankshaft phenomenon. Other factors associated with crankshaft phenomena include rotational changes, increased lateral trunk shift, apical rib-vertebral angle, and changes in rib deformity. Crankshaft phenomena can be prevented by an intervertebral anterior spinal fusion in selected cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Growing Spine
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of Spinal Disorders in Young Children
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783540852063
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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