Scoliosis surgery and its effect on back shape.

  title={Scoliosis surgery and its effect on back shape.},
  author={Rosalind J. Jefferson and I Weisz and A. R. Turner-Smith and Jeanne Harris and Guy Houghton},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={70 2},
Thirty-four patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were assessed by radiography and the integrated shape imaging system (ISIS) both before and after spinal surgery. Twenty-seven patients underwent Harrington instrumentation, after which lateral indices of curvature were significantly improved, but changes in the transverse plane were less pronounced. Sublaminar wiring was carried out in two patients whose thoracic lordosis was corrected by the surgery. Five patients whose severe… CONTINUE READING


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