Surgical assessment of the proximal thoracic curve in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

@article{Smyrnis2009SurgicalAO,
  title={Surgical assessment of the proximal thoracic curve in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis},
  author={Panayiotis N. Smyrnis and Nicholas Sekouris and George Papadopoulos},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={522-530}
}
Existing predictive signs as available in current literature may miss potential proximal thoracic (PT) curve deterioration and shoulder imbalance, following selective main thoracic (MT) curve correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The present study is an attempt to evaluate and complement these signs, through a retrospective study of 56 AIS patients who underwent correction and fusion from 1986 till 2003 with follow-up 4–16 years. Forty-nine had fusion of MT curve, 7 of MT and PT… CONTINUE READING