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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
Published: 2013/09/14
Channel: TheHeyClinic
Correction of Scoliosis Using Differential Rod Contouring and Direct Vertebral Rotation
Correction of Scoliosis Using Differential Rod Contouring and Direct Vertebral Rotation
Published: 2011/11/16
Channel: ChildrensOrtho
Stay Far Away From Spinal Fusions!!!
Stay Far Away From Spinal Fusions!!!
Published: 2014/07/01
Channel: Beatific Vegan
broken harrington rods from L5 Surgery Spinal Fusion
broken harrington rods from L5 Surgery Spinal Fusion
Published: 2014/09/22
Channel: change for a nickel?
Scoliosis: Surgical Correction with Instrumentation
Scoliosis: Surgical Correction with Instrumentation
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Sonoran Spine
Spinal Fusion Story/ Pre removal of Harrington Rods
Spinal Fusion Story/ Pre removal of Harrington Rods
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: princesskarla2012
Rolfing  a client with a Harrington Rod implant for a scoliotic condtion
Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod implant for a scoliotic condtion
Published: 2010/12/20
Channel: Judah Lyons
STORYTIME:  MY LIFE SAVING SURGERY
STORYTIME: MY LIFE SAVING SURGERY
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: Auntie Jillian
Scoliosis Surgery - Posterior Spinal Instrumented Fusion, Surgeon: Shyam Kishan, MD
Scoliosis Surgery - Posterior Spinal Instrumented Fusion, Surgeon: Shyam Kishan, MD
Published: 2012/08/22
Channel: Shyam Kishan
Scoliosis: Surgery Story
Scoliosis: Surgery Story
Published: 2012/03/28
Channel: Katie Patton
Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Published: 2010/12/20
Channel: Judah Lyons
Scoliosis Surgery - Dr. Stephen Tredwell - Q#5: WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF HARRINGTON ROD SURGERY?
Scoliosis Surgery - Dr. Stephen Tredwell - Q#5: WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF HARRINGTON ROD SURGERY?
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Twisted Outreach Project
Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Published: 2010/12/20
Channel: Judah Lyons
Scoliosis correction by Harringtons Rod
Scoliosis correction by Harringtons Rod
Published: 2017/01/24
Channel: Girish Singh
Harrington Instrumentation for Scoliosis
Harrington Instrumentation for Scoliosis
Published: 2017/01/24
Channel: Girish Singh
massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
massage Contiuning Education Rolfing a client with a Harrington Rod
Published: 2010/12/20
Channel: Judah Lyons
Harrington
Harrington's Fate - A Scoliosis Story
Published: 2009/08/06
Channel: TwistedConsequence
LEARN HOW TO PLAY DARTS | Rod Harrington explains the
LEARN HOW TO PLAY DARTS | Rod Harrington explains the 'Stance"
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
Rod Harrington V Peter Manley 1999 PDC World Matchplay Final
Rod Harrington V Peter Manley 1999 PDC World Matchplay Final
Published: 2014/12/21
Channel: Ianjk78
Rod Harrington V Ronnie Baxter 1998 PDC World Matchplay Final
Rod Harrington V Ronnie Baxter 1998 PDC World Matchplay Final
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: Ianjk78
#CheckoutChallenge with Rod Harrington
#CheckoutChallenge with Rod Harrington
Published: 2015/12/14
Channel: William Hill
Keith Deller vs. Rod Harrington Incident - 2002 PDC World Championship
Keith Deller vs. Rod Harrington Incident - 2002 PDC World Championship
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: Darts Incidents and Moments
Should I Consider Revision Surgery with Dr. Hey as an Adult after Scoliosis Sx as a Teen?
Should I Consider Revision Surgery with Dr. Hey as an Adult after Scoliosis Sx as a Teen?
Published: 2014/05/19
Channel: TheHeyClinic
Rod "The Prince of style" Harrington Tribute Video [HD] (Ex Dart Star)
Rod "The Prince of style" Harrington Tribute Video [HD] (Ex Dart Star)
Published: 2012/07/04
Channel: Biowolf120
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington's top tips on how to play darts (1)
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
World Darts Championship 1995, Final, Rod Harrington vs Phil Taylor
World Darts Championship 1995, Final, Rod Harrington vs Phil Taylor
Published: 2014/07/08
Channel: igor
Rod Harrington Sets Up The 9 Darter - Match Winning leg - 1992 WC
Rod Harrington Sets Up The 9 Darter - Match Winning leg - 1992 WC
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: Worldwide Darts
Darts  ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part one)
Darts ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part one)
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: TungstenTales
John Part V Rod Harrington 2001 PDC World Championship Semi Final
John Part V Rod Harrington 2001 PDC World Championship Semi Final
Published: 2014/06/08
Channel: Ianjk78
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington's top tips on how to play darts (3)
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
Rod Harrington 125 Finish World Matchplay Final 1998
Rod Harrington 125 Finish World Matchplay Final 1998
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: UnkleJohn84
Bullseye 27 (Rod Harrington)
Bullseye 27 (Rod Harrington)
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Bully's Speedboat
LEARN HOW TO PLAY DARTS | Rod Harrington explains the "Arm, elbow and Release"
LEARN HOW TO PLAY DARTS | Rod Harrington explains the "Arm, elbow and Release"
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
LEARN HOW TO PLAY DARTS | Rod Harrington explains the "shoulder"
LEARN HOW TO PLAY DARTS | Rod Harrington explains the "shoulder"
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
My Grand Slam of Darts | Rod Harrington
My Grand Slam of Darts | Rod Harrington
Published: 2014/11/15
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
Phil Taylor vs. Rod Harrington - 1991 BDO Winmau World Masters FINAL
Phil Taylor vs. Rod Harrington - 1991 BDO Winmau World Masters FINAL
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: Darts Incidents and Moments
Darts World Championship 1993 Round 1 Harrington vs Weening
Darts World Championship 1993 Round 1 Harrington vs Weening
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: BDODarts
How To Play Darts | Learn How To Play Darts With Legend Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Learn How To Play Darts With Legend Rod Harrington
Published: 2013/07/26
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington
How To Play Darts | Rod Harrington's top tips on how to play darts (5)
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: Professional Darts Corporation
Rod Harrington has 20+ Bounceouts - 2002 PDC World Matchplay
Rod Harrington has 20+ Bounceouts - 2002 PDC World Matchplay
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: Darts Incidents and Moments
Rod Harrington 136 Checkout to win the 1999 PDC World Matchplay
Rod Harrington 136 Checkout to win the 1999 PDC World Matchplay
Published: 2015/02/03
Channel: Darts Incidents and Moments
Darts - ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part two)
Darts - ROD HARRINGTON TALKS PDC Q SCHOOL (part two)
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: TungstenTales
Darts World Championship 1992 Quarter Final Gregory vs Harrington
Darts World Championship 1992 Quarter Final Gregory vs Harrington
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: BDODarts
Kevin Painter Catch Up | PDC News & Talk With Rod Harrington On This Week
Kevin Painter Catch Up | PDC News & Talk With Rod Harrington On This Week's Show
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: TungstenTales
Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor's Near 'Double In' 9 Darter v Rod Harrington
Published: 2012/12/30
Channel: Jake Christopher Homer
Bullseye 47 & 48 (Rod Harrington & Dave Whitcombe)
Bullseye 47 & 48 (Rod Harrington & Dave Whitcombe)
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Bully's Speedboat
Darts World Championship 1992 Round 2 Harrington vs Sullivan
Darts World Championship 1992 Round 2 Harrington vs Sullivan
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: BDODarts
rod harrington  tribute
rod harrington tribute
Published: 2011/04/05
Channel: mickymac234
Peter Manley & Rod Harrington Join Paul
Peter Manley & Rod Harrington Join Paul 'Behind the Bar'
Published: 2016/09/02
Channel: TungstenTales
Rod Harrington Tips CHIZZY to win against KIST in Today
Rod Harrington Tips CHIZZY to win against KIST in Today's match
Published: 2015/12/26
Channel: TungstenTales
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Harrington rods used in spinal fusion

The Harrington rod (or Harrington implant) 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.

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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