Rib resection in infantile idiopathic scoliosis.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1979 Feb;61(1):31-5
Authors: Barnes J
Analysis was made of the results of two methods of treatment of progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis: a group of forty-eight children treated by rib resection, localiser jackets and Milwaukee brace were compared with a 'control' group of nineteen children treated by localiser jackets and Milwaukee brace alone. This failed to show any significant difference between the two groups. Carefully controlled splintage was effective in slowing the rate of progression of most curves which was not significantly affected by the addition of rib resection.
PMID: 422632 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]