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Part 3 Scoliosis Surgery Video - Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Part 3 Scoliosis Surgery Video - Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
DATE: 2011/06/22::
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Rod Harrington V Peter Manley 1999 PDC World Matchplay Final
Rod Harrington V Peter Manley 1999 PDC World Matchplay Final
DATE: 2014/12/21::
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John Part V Rod Harrington 2001 PDC World Championship Semi Final
John Part V Rod Harrington 2001 PDC World Championship Semi Final
DATE: 2014/06/08::
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broken harrington rods from L5 Surgery Spinal Fusion
broken harrington rods from L5 Surgery Spinal Fusion
DATE: 2014/09/22::
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My Grand Slam of Darts | Rod Harrington
My Grand Slam of Darts | Rod Harrington
DATE: 2014/11/15::
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World Darts Championship 1995, Final, Rod Harrington vs Phil Taylor
World Darts Championship 1995, Final, Rod Harrington vs Phil Taylor
DATE: 2014/07/07::
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Life before and after Harrington Rod Extension Fusion Surgery w/ Dr. Hey, Hey Clinic/Duke Hospital
Life before and after Harrington Rod Extension Fusion Surgery w/ Dr. Hey, Hey Clinic/Duke Hospital
DATE: 2013/09/14::
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Rod Harrington Last TV WIN 1/2
Rod Harrington Last TV WIN 1/2
DATE: 2009/08/12::
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massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
DATE: 2010/12/20::
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Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
DATE: 2010/12/20::
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Stay Far Away From Spinal Fusions!!!
Stay Far Away From Spinal Fusions!!!
DATE: 2014/07/01::
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Rolfing  a client with a Harrington Rod implant for a soliotic condtion
Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod implant for a soliotic condtion
DATE: 2010/12/20::
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Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
DATE: 2010/12/20::
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Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 16/18
Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 16/18
DATE: 2010/04/15::
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Rod Harrington V Ronnie Baxter 1998 PDC World Matchplay Final
Rod Harrington V Ronnie Baxter 1998 PDC World Matchplay Final
DATE: 2015/02/02::
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Rod "The Prince of style" Harrington Tribute Video [HD] (Ex Dart Star)
Rod "The Prince of style" Harrington Tribute Video [HD] (Ex Dart Star)
DATE: 2012/07/04::
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Rod Harrington Bounceout City - 2002 PDC World Matchplay
Rod Harrington Bounceout City - 2002 PDC World Matchplay
DATE: 2015/04/06::
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Rod Harrington 125 Finish World Matchplay Final 1998
Rod Harrington 125 Finish World Matchplay Final 1998
DATE: 2013/01/14::
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1995 WDC/PDC World Championship Highlights - Phil Taylor v Rod Harrington
1995 WDC/PDC World Championship Highlights - Phil Taylor v Rod Harrington
DATE: 2015/01/06::
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Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 1/10
Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 1/10
DATE: 2010/04/14::
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Troubadors support Rachel Harrington Rod Clements at The Duchess, York   UK  Broken Bridge  01 July 2009
Troubadors support Rachel Harrington Rod Clements at The Duchess, York UK Broken Bridge 01 July 2009
DATE: 2009/07/21::
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Interview Rod Harrington
Interview Rod Harrington
DATE: 2013/10/28::
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Rod Harrington v Keith Deller - The Grudge Match- 2002 World Matchplay Darts Part 6/6
Rod Harrington v Keith Deller - The Grudge Match- 2002 World Matchplay Darts Part 6/6
DATE: 2012/10/03::
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Rod Harrington wins World Matchplay 1999 in style
Rod Harrington wins World Matchplay 1999 in style
DATE: 2015/03/15::
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Dennis Priestley v Rod Harrington 1993 W.D.C Lada UK Masters
Dennis Priestley v Rod Harrington 1993 W.D.C Lada UK Masters
DATE: 2010/03/09::
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Rod Harrington v Keith Deller - The Grudge Match- 2002 World Matchplay Darts Part 1/6
Rod Harrington v Keith Deller - The Grudge Match- 2002 World Matchplay Darts Part 1/6
DATE: 2012/10/01::
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Rachel Harrington & Rod Clements : live at the Slaughtered Lamb 9 August 2010
Rachel Harrington & Rod Clements : live at the Slaughtered Lamb 9 August 2010
DATE: 2010/08/11::
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Speedy Six interview with Rod Harrington
Speedy Six interview with Rod Harrington
DATE: 2012/06/07::
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Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 14/18
Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 14/18
DATE: 2010/04/15::
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Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 10
Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 10
DATE: 2009/03/04::
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Rod Harrington discusses each second round match with TungstenTales part 2
Rod Harrington discusses each second round match with TungstenTales part 2
DATE: 2014/12/27::
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Rod Harrington Misremembering There
Rod Harrington Misremembering There
DATE: 2015/02/14::
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Rod Harrington meets the Hammerettes
Rod Harrington meets the Hammerettes
DATE: 2013/01/01::
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Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 4/10
Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 4/10
DATE: 2010/04/14::
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rachel harrington and rod clements play the secret garden
rachel harrington and rod clements play the secret garden
DATE: 2010/07/29::
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rod harrington  tribute
rod harrington tribute
DATE: 2011/04/05::
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Ladbrokes World Championship Semi final preview and tips - John McDonald, Rod Harrington, Dan Dawson
Ladbrokes World Championship Semi final preview and tips - John McDonald, Rod Harrington, Dan Dawson
DATE: 2013/12/30::
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Padraig Harrington featuring Rod Stewart
Padraig Harrington featuring Rod Stewart
DATE: 2008/06/11::
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Scoliosis: Surgery Story
Scoliosis: Surgery Story
DATE: 2012/03/27::
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Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 12/18
Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 12/18
DATE: 2010/04/15::
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Rod Harrington 136 Checkout to win the 1999 PDC World Matchplay Title
Rod Harrington 136 Checkout to win the 1999 PDC World Matchplay Title
DATE: 2015/02/03::
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How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington's top tips on how to play darts (3)
DATE: 2011/11/18::
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Rod Harrington at the William Hill World Darts Championship Launch Day
Rod Harrington at the William Hill World Darts Championship Launch Day
DATE: 2014/06/16::
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How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington's top tips on how to play darts (2)
DATE: 2011/11/18::
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Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 2/10
Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 2/10
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ADRIAN LEWIS, ROD HARRINGTON OF PDC VISIT STOCKPORT COLLEGE DARTS ACADEMY
ADRIAN LEWIS, ROD HARRINGTON OF PDC VISIT STOCKPORT COLLEGE DARTS ACADEMY
DATE: 2010/03/11::
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Rod Clements with Rachel Harrington : Meet Me On The Corner : Slaughtered Lamb 9 August 2010
Rod Clements with Rachel Harrington : Meet Me On The Corner : Slaughtered Lamb 9 August 2010
DATE: 2010/08/17::
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Darts  ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part one)
Darts ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part one)
DATE: 2014/01/19::
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Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 15/18
Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 15/18
DATE: 2010/04/15::
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rachel harrington and rod clements tour rehersal
rachel harrington and rod clements tour rehersal
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Harrington Rods used in Spinal Fusion.

The Harrington implant (or Harrington rod) is a stainless steel surgical device. Historically, this rod was implanted along the spinal column to treat, among other conditions, a lateral or coronal-plane curvature of the spine, or scoliosis. Up to one million people had Harrington rods implanted for scoliosis between the early 1960s and the late 1990s. The Harrington rod eventually became obsolete as newer, more effective types of spinal instrumentation were developed, such as the APEX Complex Deformity System (distributed by Zimmer Spine)]].

History[edit]

The Harrington implant was developed in 1953 by Paul Harrington, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Harrington rods were intended to provide a means to reduce the curvature and to provide more stability to a spinal fusion. Before the Harrington rod was invented, scoliosis patients had their spines fused without any instrumentation to support it; such fusions required many months in plaster casts, and large curvatures could progress despite fusion.

Purpose[edit]

Harrington rod instrumentation was used to treat instability and deformity of the spine. Instability occurs when the spine no longer maintains its normal shape during movement. Such instability results in nerve damage, spinal deformities, and disabling pain. Spinal deformities may be caused by birth defects, fractures, marfan syndrome, neurofibromatosis, neuromuscular diseases, severe injuries, and tumors. By far, the most common use for the Harrington rod was in the treatment of scoliosis, for which it was invented.

Description[edit]

The device itself was a stainless steel distraction rod fitted with hooks at both ends and a ratchet and was implanted through an extensive posterior spinal approach, the hooks being secured onto the vertebral laminae. It was used at the beginning without performing a spinal fusion but early results proved fusion as part of the procedure was mandatory, as movement of the unfused spine would cause the metal to fatigue and eventually break. The procedure required the use of a postoperative plaster cast or bracing until vertebral fusion had occurred.

Flatback syndrome[edit]

Flatback syndrome is a problem that develops in some patients treated with Harrington rod instrumentation, where the rod extends down into lower part of the lumbar spine. Because the Harrington cannot follow the natural lordosis of the lower back (i.e. the backwaist curve), the spine is straightened out into an unnatural position. At first, the unfused spinal segments compensate for the straightening effects, but eventually the discs degenerate and wear down. The patient then develops back pain, has difficulty standing upright, and experiences limitations when walking. Eventually, the problem requires surgery to realign the spine.

As exemplified by Pecina and Dapic in the European Spine Journal (February 2007), flatback syndrome is not inevitable and does not happen to every person with a low Harrington rod instrumented fusion – there are many people who have had Harrington rods for decades with no adverse effects.

References[edit]

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