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Posterior Surgery Corrects Severe Spinal Deformities

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lawrence Lenke, MD, and his Washington University orthopedic spinal surgery colleagues at St. Louis Children's Hospital, including Keith Bridwell, MD, Scott Luhmann, MD, and Matthew Dobbs, MD, have led the effort to treat and correct severe spinal deformities from a posterior-only surgical approach. They resect vertebrae out of the spinal column to release the spine and insert rods and pedicle screws to support the patients spine.