The 15-Year Evolution of the Thoracoscopic Anterior Release: Does It Still Have a Role?

@inproceedings{Arunakul2015The1E,
  title={The 15-Year Evolution of the Thoracoscopic Anterior Release: Does It Still Have a Role?},
  author={Rattalerk Arunakul and Alex Peterson and Carrie E. Bartley and Krishna R. Cidambi and Eric Varley and Peter O. Newton},
  booktitle={Asian spine journal},
  year={2015}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. PURPOSE To determine how the indications for anterior thoracoscopic release and fusion have evolved over time. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Anterior release was commonly performed to correct severe spinal deformities before the advent of pedicle screw fixation. The thoracoscopic approach significantly reduced the morbidity, as… CONTINUE READING