[Pulmonary function assessment in juvenile idiopathic scoliosis managed with posterior instrumentation with a sublaminar hook system].

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Scoliosis is a spine deformity diagnosed using Cobbs method when the AP X-ray view shows an angulation greater than 10º. Scoliosis exceeding 50º results in restrictive pulmonary alterations. Surgical management improves the angulation and the pulmonary restrictive process. The pre- and post-operative pulmonary function values were compared… (More)

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