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PubMed, Journal Article: Analysis of Preoperative and Operative Factors Influencing Postoperative Shoulder Imbalance in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

doi: 10.1055/a-1337-3435. Online ahead of print.

Analysis of Preoperative and Operative Factors Influencing Postoperative Shoulder Imbalance in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Berlin C, Quante M, Freifrau von Richthofen E, Halm H. Analysis of Preoperative and Operative Factors Influencing Postoperative Shoulder Imbalance in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Z Orthop Unfall. 2021 Feb 18. English, German. doi: 10.1055/a-1337-3435. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33601462.
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Abstract

Background: Postoperative shoulder imbalance is a common complication in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and may impair patient satisfaction. The little data in the literature on the prediction and treatment of postoperative shoulder imbalance is incongruous. According to some studies, postoperative shoulder imbalance depends on the superior instrumented vertebral bodies, skeletal maturity, extent of correction and flexibility of the major curve.

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SOURCE: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33601462/