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Part 3 Scoliosis Surgery Video - Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Part 3 Scoliosis Surgery Video - Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
::2011/06/22::
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Spinal Fusion Surgery Harrington Rods Anterior Posterior Idiopathic Severe Scoliosis Spine
Spinal Fusion Surgery Harrington Rods Anterior Posterior Idiopathic Severe Scoliosis Spine
::2012/03/27::
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Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 1/18
Rod Harrington vs Ronnie Baxter - 1998 World Matchplay - Finals - Part 1/18
::2010/04/14::
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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
::2013/09/14::
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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
::2014/06/08::
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Darts  ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part one)
Darts ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part one)
::2014/01/19::
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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
::2010/04/13::
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Rod Harrington Last TV WIN 1/2
Rod Harrington Last TV WIN 1/2
::2009/08/12::
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Rod Harrington On RANT By Phil Taylor
Rod Harrington On RANT By Phil Taylor
::2009/08/26::
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massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
::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
::2010/12/20::
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World Darts Championship 1995, Final, Rod Harrington vs Phil Taylor
World Darts Championship 1995, Final, Rod Harrington vs Phil Taylor
::2014/07/07::
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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)
::2012/07/04::
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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
::2012/10/01::
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Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
::2010/12/20::
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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
::2010/12/20::
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Interview Rod Harrington
Interview Rod Harrington
::2013/10/28::
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Rod Harrington 125 Finish World Matchplay Final 1998
Rod Harrington 125 Finish World Matchplay Final 1998
::2013/01/14::
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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
::2009/07/21::
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Attaching metal rods during spine surgery - BBC
Attaching metal rods during spine surgery - BBC
::2008/04/21::
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How To Play Darts | Learn how to play darts with ex-pro Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Learn how to play darts with ex-pro Rod Harrington
::2013/07/26::
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Complications Of Spinal Fusion With Harrington Rods
Complications Of Spinal Fusion With Harrington Rods
::2014/05/13::
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Perth Darts Masters | Paul Nicholson and Kyle Anderson chat to Rod Harrington
Perth Darts Masters | Paul Nicholson and Kyle Anderson chat to Rod Harrington
::2014/08/20::
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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
::2010/04/15::
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Keith Deller v Rod Harrington - 1999 World Grand Prix Darts Part 1/3
Keith Deller v Rod Harrington - 1999 World Grand Prix Darts Part 1/3
::2013/04/20::
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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
::2010/03/11::
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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
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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
::2010/08/11::
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Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor's Near 'Double In' 9 Darter v Rod Harrington
::2012/12/30::
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Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 1
Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 1
::2009/03/03::
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Interview Rod Harrington
Interview Rod Harrington
::2013/10/29::
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Rod Harrington v Keith Deller - The Grudge Match- 2002 World Matchplay Darts Part 5/6
Rod Harrington v Keith Deller - The Grudge Match- 2002 World Matchplay Darts Part 5/6
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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
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Sky Sports Rod Harrington previewing today
Sky Sports Rod Harrington previewing today's quarter-finals in the World Cup of darts
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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
::2010/03/09::
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Rod Harrington
Rod Harrington's McCoy's Premier League Darts week five William Hill Preview
::2012/03/07::
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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
::2013/12/30::
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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
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Rod Harrington on Phil Taylor v Michael can Gerwen in the 2014 BetVictor World Matchplay final
Rod Harrington on Phil Taylor v Michael can Gerwen in the 2014 BetVictor World Matchplay final
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How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington's top tips on how to play darts (1)
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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
::2009/03/03::
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Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 2
Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 2
::2009/03/03::
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Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 10/10
Keith Deller vs Rod Harrington - 1998 World Matchplay - Semi Finals - Part 10/10
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Rachel Harrington and Rod Clements play The Duchess, York UK 01 July 2009 Whisky Highway
Rachel Harrington and Rod Clements play The Duchess, York UK 01 July 2009 Whisky Highway
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Rod Harrington Last TV WIN 2/2
Rod Harrington Last TV WIN 2/2
::2009/08/13::
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BetVictor Blackpool Backchat Quarter FInals - Rod Harrington talks to Charlie McCann
BetVictor Blackpool Backchat Quarter FInals - Rod Harrington talks to Charlie McCann
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Padraig Harrington featuring Rod Stewart
Padraig Harrington featuring Rod Stewart
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Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 3
Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 3
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BetVictor Blackpool Backchat Wednesday 24th - Rod Harrington talks to Charlie McCann
BetVictor Blackpool Backchat Wednesday 24th - Rod Harrington talks to Charlie McCann
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Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 4
Rod Harrington vs Richie Burnett 2000 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Part 4
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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 XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion).

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.

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