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Thoracic Volume Follow-Up for Growing Rod Surgical Treatment in Early Onset Scoliosis Patients1

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Po-Chih Lee, Arthur Erdman

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Charles Ledonio, David Polly

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55454

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033737Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 16, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030918 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1080; doi: 10.1115/1.4033737 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 16, 2016

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Topics: Surgery , Scoliosis
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Fig. 4

Coronal Cobb angle and thoracic volume correlated trend

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Fig. 3

T1–T12 height and thoracic volume correlated trend

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Fig. 2

Thoracic volume change tendency after growing rod surgery

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Fig. 1

Demonstration of the reconstruction of the rib cage (left) and thoracic volume (right)



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