Carol-Claudius Hasler, Fritz Hefti, Philippe Büchler


April 2010, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 732 - 738 Original Article Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-010-1320-2

First Online: 26 February 2010

Knowledge about segmental flexibility in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is crucial for a better biomechanical understanding, particularly for the development of fusionless, growth-guiding techniques. Currently, there is lack of data in this field. The objective of this study was, therefore, to compute segmental flexibility indices (standing angle minus corrected angle/standing angle). We compared segmental disc angles in 76 preoperative sets of standing and fulcrum-bending radiographs of thoracic curves (paired, two-tailed t tests, p 


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