The Patient with Scoliosis

  • James B. Mueller


A 23-year-old woman with idiopathic scoliosis was admitted for Harrington rod instrumentation. The diagnosis of scoliosis was made when she was 13 years old, at which time the curvature was between 20 and 30°. She was initially treated conservatively with application of a Milwaukee brace, which was used for 5 years. The curvature increased, and at time of admission measured 62°.


Pulmonary Hypertension Idiopathic Scoliosis Cobb Angle Functional Residual Capacity Total Lung Capacity 


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