A prospective evaluation of pulmonary function in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis relative to the surgical approach used for spinal arthrodesis.

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective evaluation of pulmonary function in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing surgical correction. OBJECTIVES 1) To evaluate prospectively, at regular intervals, the changes in pulmonary function after surgical arthrodesis of primary thoracic and double primary thoracic-lumbar (double major) types of adolescent… (More)

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