A biomechanical analysis of the vertebral and rib deformities in structural scoliosis

@article{Wever1999ABA,
  title={A biomechanical analysis of the vertebral and rib deformities in structural scoliosis},
  author={D. J. Wever and Albert G. Veldhuizen and Jean Paul Klein and P. J. Webb and Gert Nijenbanning and Jan C. Cool and Jim Horn},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={8},
  pages={252-260}
}
Although the structural changes occurring in the scoliotic spine have been reported as early as the 19th century, the descriptions and biomechanical explanations have not always been complete and consistent. In this study, three-dimensionally rendered CT images of two human skeletons with a scoliotic deformity and two patients with serious scoliosis were used to describe the intrinsic vertebral and rib deformities. The pattern of structural deformities was found to be consistent. Apart from the… CONTINUE READING