Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 1
Dynamic and Dynamic-Hybrid Instrumentation in Deformity Surgery
Tunç OKTENOGLU1, Ali Fahir OZER2
1American Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Koc University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
Spinal deformity is one of the problematic issues of spine surgery. The variety of spinal deformities and the differences in pathomechanism require different treatment methods. Another important factor is that some deformities exist with spinal instability. The aim of surgical treatment in spinal deformity is to correct the existing deformities and to stabilize the spine. Therefore, particularly the fusion method, osteotomies and instrumentation applied to almost all cases. On the other hand, the well-known complications and side effects of the fusion method lead researchers to develop new techniques to stabilize the spine. In recent years, posterior dynamic and hybrid systems are used for deformity treatment. These new systems have advantages such as eliminating some complications and minimizing some problems that occur following the fusion method. The reports including short-term follow-up results with dynamic and/or hybrid systems encourage spine surgeons to use these systems in the treatment of spinal deformity. Keywords : Spine deformity, Posterior dynamic stabilization, Hybrid systems
Corresponding author : Tunç Öktenoğlu, tuncoktenoglu@gmail.com