Analysis of pulmonary function and axis rotation in adolescent and young adult idiopathic scoliosis patients treated with Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation.

@article{Lenke1992AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of pulmonary function and axis rotation in adolescent and young adult idiopathic scoliosis patients treated with Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation.},
  author={Lawrence G Lenke and Keith H. Bridwell and Christine R Baldus and Kathy M. Blanke},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1992},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={16-25}
}
Forty-eight patients with idiopathic scoliosis underwent posterior spinal fusion with Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation (CDI). Each patient was given preoperative and postoperative pulmonary function tests (PFTs). Pulmonary volume improved a mean 0.40 L (16%), and pulmonary flow improved a mean 0.33 L (15%). Differences between preoperative and postoperative PFT values were shown to be statistically significant and correlated well with coronal side-bending correction. Twenty patients had… CONTINUE READING

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