A prospective assessment of SRS-24 scores after endoscopic anterior instrumentation for scoliosis

Crawford, John R., Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D. and Askin, Geoffrey N. (2006) A prospective assessment of SRS-24 scores after endoscopic anterior instrumentation for scoliosis. Spine, 31 21: E817-E822. doi:10.1097/01.brs.0000239219.45703.d4

Author Crawford, John R.
Izatt, Maree T.
Adam, Clayton J.
Labrom, Robert D.
Askin, Geoffrey N.
Title A prospective assessment of SRS-24 scores after endoscopic anterior instrumentation for scoliosis
Journal name Spine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0362-2436
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.brs.0000239219.45703.d4
Volume 31
Issue 21
Start page E817
End page E822
Total pages 6
Editor J. N. Weinstein
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321029 Surgery
730114 Skeletal system and disorders (incl. arthritis)
Abstract Study Design. Prospective clinical case series. Objective. To evaluate the clinical outcome of anterior endoscopic instrumention for scoliosis using the SRS-24 questionnaire and to examine how these scores change over a 2-year follow-up period. Summary of Background Data. Anterior endoscopic instrumentation correction has several advantages compared with open procedures. However, the clinical results of this technique using a validated outcome measure have rarely been reported in the literature. Methods. A total of 83 consecutive patients underwent endoscopic anterior instrumentation performed at a single unit. Patients completed the SRS-24 questionnaire before surgery and at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery. The SRS-24 scores were compared between each of the follow-up intervals. Results. The pain, general self-image, and function from back condition domains improved after surgery (P < 0.05). Activity level significantly improved between 3 and 6 months, and both function domains improved between 6 and 12 months (P < 0.05). None of the domains increased significantly after 1 year. Conclusions. Endoscopic anterior instrumentation for scoliosis significantly improved pain, self-image, and function. The greatest improvement in function occurred between 6 and 12 months after surgery. The SRS-24 scores at 1 year from surgery may provide a good indicator of patient outcome in the long-term.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Endoscopic Anterior Instrumentation
Spinal Fusion
Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Scoliosis-research-society-22 Patient Questionnaire
Society Outcomes Instrument
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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