Idiopathic Scoliosis 2011
DOI: 10.1055/b-0034-82171 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: The right main thoracic (MT) curve pattern is the prototypic scoliotic deformity seen in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), being found in almost 50% of all cases treated surgically. By definition, the MT curve in AIS has an apex between T2 and T11, and has the largest coronal deviation of any of the curves in this condition as measured by the Cobb-angle method. Measuring apical deviation, relative apical lordosis, and transverse-plane rotation provides a further means of describing the major curve and cap… Show more

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