Classification of Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis: A New Approach to the Three-dimensional Classification for Progressive Vertebral Anomalies Requiring Operative Treatment

Noriaki Kawakami, MD; Taichi Tsuji, MD; Shiro Imagama, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Rolando M. Puno, MD; Timothy R. Kuklo, MD

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Spine. 2009;34(17):1756-1765. 

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Conclusion

The 2D classification of congenital spinal deformity clearly has limitations in clinical usage at present when 3D CT images can be obtained. The information of 3D CT images has contributed greatly not only to the development of a strategy for the surgical treatment but also to the proposal of a new classification.

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