Original Article


  • Ömer ÇELİKER
  • Mert TÜZÜNER
  • Teoman BENLİ

Received Date: 14.04.2013 Accepted Date: 16.06.2013 J Turk Spinal Surg 2013;24(3):185-190

From December 1988 to December 1989, 21 Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentations were performed at the First Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Ankara Social Security Hospital, in order to correct idiopathic scoliosis.

The follow-up period was between 6–16 months. Nine of the patients were female (42.9%) and 12 of them were male (57.1%). One patient had infantile idiopathic scoliosis (4.8%) and two patients had juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. The other eighteen patients had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. All of the patients were between 10 and 19 years old at the time of surgery. 17 of the patients did not have any treatment before admission to our hospital, while four of them had had brace treatment.

The results of this study suggest that Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation, which supplies threedimensional correction, can be successfully used for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.

Keywords: Idiopathic scoliosis, surgical treatment, instrumentation