Single rod instrumentation in patients with scoliosis and co-morbidities: Indications and outcomes
Athanasios I Tsirikos, Peter R Loughenbury, Scottish National Spine Deformity Centre, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh EH9 1LF, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Tsirikos AI treated the patients included in this series, and analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Loughenbury PR collected, analyzed the data, and wrote the initial draft of the paper; both authors reviewed the final manuscript including the present revision and agreed to proceed with the submission.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. No conflict of interest is to be declared
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Correspondence to: Athanasios I Tsirikos, FRCS (Hon), MD, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Senior Scientist, Surgeon, Scottish National Spine Deformity Centre, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Sciennes Road, Edinburgh EH9 1LF, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: February 9, 2018
Peer-review started: February 10, 2018
First decision: March 9, 2018
Revised: May 20, 2018
Accepted: May 23, 2018
Article in press: May 23, 2018
Published online: September 18, 2018