Preoperative curves of greater magnitude (>70°) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis are associated with increased surgical complexity, higher cost of surgical treatment and a delayed return to function

Authors: R. C. Tarrant, J. M. Queally, P. F. O’Loughlin, P. Sheeran, D. P. Moore, P. J. Kiely

Date: 07/01/2016

Volume, Year and Page number: May 2016, Volume 185, Issue 2, pp 463–471


Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – Large deformity magnitude – Posterior spinal fusion – Perioperative outcomes – Functional outcomes – Cost of surgical treatment – Surgical waiting times

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Irish Journal of Medical Science