Chest cage angle difference and rotation of main thoracic curve are independent risk factors of postoperative shoulder imbalance in surgically treated patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Yagi2013ChestCA,
  title={Chest cage angle difference and rotation of main thoracic curve are independent risk factors of postoperative shoulder imbalance in surgically treated patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Mitsuru Yagi and Masakazu Takemitsu and Masafumi Machida},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 19},
  pages={E1209-15}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series of surgically treated adolescent patients with scoliosis. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and independent risk factors for postoperative shoulder imbalance in surgically treated adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Despite recent reports that have identified risk factors for postoperative shoulder imbalance, the relative risks remain unclear. METHODS A retrospective review of 85 consecutive patients treated… CONTINUE READING