Evaluation of lung volumes , vital capacity and respiratory muscle strength after cervical , thoracic and lumbar spinal surgery

  • Marcio Aparecido OliveiraI, Milena Carlos VidottoII, +5 authors Mariana Rodrigues GazzottiVIII
  • Published 2015


CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that physiopathological changes to the respiratory system can occur following thoracic and abdominal surgery. Laminectomy is considered to be a peripheral surgical procedure, but it is possible that thoracic spinal surgery exerts a greater influence on lung function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the… (More)

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