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[Pathomechanics of spinal and rib cage deformity in idiopathic scoliosis].

[Article in Polish]

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Katedry i Kliniki Ortopedii Slaskiej AM.


Idiopathic scoliosis is a triplanar deformity associated with a rib hump. The quantitative assessment of the principal elements of spinal and rib cage deformity based on the chosen parameters measured on a-p radiographs and CT scans was done in a group of 89 children with idiopathic scoliosis. The average Cobb angle was 63 degrees. In regression and correlation analysis the statistically significant correlation among spinal lateral curve, axial rotation and kyphosis/lordosis index was found. Significant correlation between the elements of spinal deformity and the size of the rib hump were also found. The rib cage may play an important role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis.

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