Comparison of Sagittal Spinopelvic Alignment in Chinese Adolescents With and Without Idiopathic Thoracic Scoliosis
Yong Q et al. – In the study, the Chinese girls with idiopathic thoracic scoliosis (T–AIS) had similar pelvic incidence (PI), pelvic tilt (PT), and sacrum slope (SS) values when compared with the age–matched healthy girls. There were significant differences in pelvic morphology between Chinese and white girls with AIS. These results suggest that race may influence an individual's spinopelvic morphology. Although the authors have shown that the TK could affect LL through the upper arc of the LL directly, the evaluation of the thoracolumbar morphology of T–AIS before surgery is important for surgical planning.