Thoracoplasty in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

T. Greggi, G. Bakaloudis, F. Lolli, M. Di Silvestre, A. Cioni, S. Giacomini, G. Barbanti Brodano, F. Vommaro, K. Martikos, P. Parisini

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Abstract

A consecutive series of 40 adolescents surgically treated between 1998-2001, by posterior spinal fusion and thoracoplasty were compared with a similar group of 40 adolescents treated in the same period by posterior only segmental fusion. Clinical and radiographic analysis was performed, including the SRS-30 questionnaire and Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT). Minimum five years follow-up was requested. No statistical differences were found between the two groups in PFT's both pre-operatively and at latest follow up. Our findings suggest that thoracoplasty did not adversely affected long-term PFT's in AIS patients treated by posterior spinal fusion alone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages289-293
Number of pages5
Volume140
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event7th International Research Society of Spinal Deformities meeting, IRSSD 2008 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 9 2008Jul 12 2008

Other

Other7th International Research Society of Spinal Deformities meeting, IRSSD 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period7/9/087/12/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Greggi, T., Bakaloudis, G., Lolli, F., Silvestre, M. D., Cioni, A., Giacomini, S., Brodano, G. B., Vommaro, F., Martikos, K., & Parisini, P. (2008). Thoracoplasty in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 140, pp. 289-293) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-888-5-289