Letter to the Editor Concerning: "Patterns of Rib Growth in the Human Child" by Richard M. Schwend, John A. Schmidt, Julie L. Reigrut, Laurel C. Blakemore, and Behrooz A. Akbarnia. Spine Deform 3 (2015):297-302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jspd.2015.01.007.
We write in connection with the article on rib growth in the human child by Dr. Richard M. Schwend and colleagues. We congratulate the authors for this original research on human rib growth from the HamanneTodd Osteological Collection. But their statement ‘‘there are virtually no normative data on the growth of the individual ribs throughout childhood’’ [1… (More)