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The relationship between deformity correction and clinical outcomes after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery : a prospective series of 100 patients

By Clayton J. Adam, Maree T. Izatt, Robert D. Labrom and Geoffrey N. Askin


The relationship between deformity correction and self-reported patient satisfaction after thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis surgery is unknown. Scoliosis Research Society questionnaire scores, radiographic outcomes, and rib hump correction were prospectively assessed for a group of 100 patients pre-operatively and at two years after surgery. Patients with lower post-op major Cobb angles report significantly higher SRS scores than patients with higher post-op Cobb angles

Topics: 110314 Orthopaedics, Thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis surgery, anterior spinal fusion, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, scoliosis research society outcomes instrument, clinical outcomes
Year: 2010
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