[Correction of stiff thoracic idiopathic adult scoliosis. Prediction from the traction radiograph].

By London Spine

[Correction of stiff thoracic idiopathic adult scoliosis. Prediction from the traction radiograph].

Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot. 2007 Dec;93(8):783-8

Authors: Delécrin J, Brossard D, Takahashi S, Passuti N, Nguyen JM

The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of the traction radiograph in adults with stiff curve (preoperative Cobb angle>60 degrees and reduction of less than 35% with traction) thoracic scoliosis. We wanted to compare this predictive value with that observed in reducible scoliosis.

PMID: 18166950 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]