The outcome of scapulothoracic fusion for painful winging of the scapula in dystrophic and non-dystrophic conditions.

@article{Sewell2012TheOO,
  title={The outcome of scapulothoracic fusion for painful winging of the scapula in dystrophic and non-dystrophic conditions.},
  author={Mathew David Sewell and Deborah S Higgs and Nawfal Al-Hadithy and Mark Falworth and Ian Bayley and Simon M. Lambert},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 9},
  pages={1253-9}
}
Scapulothoracic fusion (STF) for painful winging of the scapula in neuromuscular disorders can provide effective pain relief and functional improvement, but there is little information comparing outcomes between patients with dystrophic and non-dystrophic conditions. We performed a retrospective review of 42 STFs in 34 patients with dystrophic and non-dystrophic conditions using a multifilament trans-scapular, subcostal cable technique supported by a dorsal one-third semi-tubular plate. There… CONTINUE READING
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