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Table 1 Comparison between standard instrumentation and fusion and ApiFix instrumentation without fusion

From: Surgical management of moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with ApiFix®: a short peri- apical fixation followed by post-operative curve reduction with exercises

Standard long fusion ApiFix
incision-30 cm 10 cm
Time-238 min. 60 min.
Blood loss-800-1500 cc 50 cc
% correction-57% 46%
Neuro. comp.-0.8% so far none
Non neuro. comp.-11.5% ?
Pseudoarthhrosis-4% none
Revision surgery-18% none
Back pain-30-40% none ?