A biomechanical study on the effects of rib head release on thoracic spinal motion

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Idiopathic scoliosis is generally treated by surgical derotation of the spine. A secondary goal of surgery is minimization of the “rib hump” deformity. Previous studies have evaluated the effects of surgical releases such as diskectomy, costo-vertebral joint release, facetectomy, and costoplasty on spine mobilization and overall contribution to thoracic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-011-2031-z

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