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A comprehensive review of thoracic deformity parameters in scoliosis.
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PMID:  25238798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE: The combined spine and rib cage deformity in scoliosis is best described as a thoracic deformity, and recent advances in imaging have enabled better definition of three-dimensional (3D) deformity of the thorax in scoliosis. However, a comprehensive report that summarizes the published thorax deformity quantification parameter studies is lacking in the orthopaedic literature.
METHODS: An extensive literature review on the quantification of thorax deformity was performed, and a total of 25 thorax deformity parameters were compiled into eight independent categories based on their similarities of deformity assessment.
RESULTS: This review serves as the first comprehensive summary of radiographic and CT-based thorax deformity quantification measures.
CONCLUSIONS: Future work on the complex relationships between spine and ribcage deformity and the relationship with pulmonary function could help improve clinical interventions for scoliosis treatment.
Authors:
Jonathan A Harris; Oscar H Mayer; Suken A Shah; Robert M Campbell; Sriram Balasubramanian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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