The role of preoperative pulmonary function tests in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing posterior spinal fusion.

@article{Vedantam1997TheRO,
  title={The role of preoperative pulmonary function tests in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing posterior spinal fusion.},
  author={R Vedantam and Alvin H. Crawford},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1997},
  volume={22 23},
  pages={2731-4}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of the case records and radiographs of 133 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who underwent posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation between 1986 and 1992. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence of abnormal results on preoperative pulmonary function tests and their correlation to immediate postoperative pulmonary impairment in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who had posterior spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It has been… CONTINUE READING