Radiographic Assessment of Shoulder Position in 619 Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients: Can T1 Tilt Be Used as an Intraoperative Proxy to Determine Postoperative Shoulder Balance?

@article{Luhmann2016RadiographicAO,
  title={Radiographic Assessment of Shoulder Position in 619 Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients: Can T1 Tilt Be Used as an Intraoperative Proxy to Determine Postoperative Shoulder Balance?},
  author={Scott J. Luhmann and Dan J Sucato and Charles E. Johnston and Benjamin Stephens Richards and Lori A. Karol},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2016},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={691-4}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to assess radiographic shoulder measures from the preoperative to the postoperative time period, specifically to determine whether T1 tilt could be used as an intraoperative proxy for shoulder balance determination. This study focused on radiographic shoulder measures of 619 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients who underwent spinal deformity surgery. METHODS A prospective, multicenter database of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis was queried to… CONTINUE READING