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Correlation of preoperative deformity magnitude and pulmonary function tests in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

STUDY DESIGN: Clinical study correlating preoperative pulmonary function tests (PFTs) to radiographic measures of thoracic deformity severity in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. OBJECTIVE: To determine (1) the incidence of clinically relevant (<65% predicted value) pulmonary impairment in AIS patients; (2) if patients with more severe deformity have greater impairment of PFTs than those with lesser deformity; (3) the effect, if any, of juvenile onset deformity (onset65%. Patients with MT curves>70 degrees , and especially >80 degrees ; proximal thoracic (PT) curves which were >30 degrees or structural; or T5-T12 kyphosis<10 degrees had significantly (PKeywords : Adolescent,Child,Female,Forced Expiratory Volume,Humans,Incidence,Lung,Male,methods,Morbidity,pathology,Patients,physiopathology,Preoperative Period,Regression Analysis,Respiratory Function Tests,Rotation,Scoliosis,Spinal Fusion,surgery,Texas,Thoracic Vertebrae,Treatment Outcome,Vital Capacity,Young Adult,, Preoperative,Deformity,Magnitude, small fibre neuropathy uk

Date of Publication : 2011 Jun 15

Authors : Johnston CE;Richards BS;Sucato DJ;Bridwell KH;Lenke LG;Erickson M;

Organisation : Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX 75219, USA. charles.johnston@tsrh.org

Journal of Publication : Spine (Phila Pa 1976 )

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21270699

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