The relationship between deformity correction and clinical outcomes after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery

Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D., & Askin, Geoffrey (2009) The relationship between deformity correction and clinical outcomes after thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery. In Adelaide Centre for Spine Research - Spinal Research Symposium VII, August 25-27, 2009, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, Australia.


Surgical treatment of scoliosis is quantitatively assessed in the clinic using radiographic measures of deformity correction, as well as the rib hump, but it is important to understand the extent to which these quantitative measures correlate with self-reported improvements in patients’ quality of life following surgery. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the relationship between clinical outcomes of thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis surgery and deformity correction using the Scoliosis Research Society questionnaire (SRS-24). Patients undergoing thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis correction report good SRS scores which are comparable to those reported in previous studies for both open and thoracoscopic scoliosis correction procedures. Major Cobb correction is a significant predictor of patient satisfaction when comparing subgroups of patients with the highest and lowest major curve corrections.

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ID Code: 27408
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: thoracoscopic anterior scoliosis surgery, anterior spinal fusion, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, clinical outcomes, scoliosis questionnaire
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
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Deposited On: 21 Sep 2009 00:35
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 01:56

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