Is Expansion Thoracoplasty a Safe Procedure for Mobility and Growth Potential of the Spine? Spontaneous Fusion After Multiple Chest Distractions in Young Children
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics , 06/20/2012
Yilgor C et al. – The authors speculate that distraction–based, growth–friendly instrumentations are not risk–free for spinal health and motion, even when the instrumentation is not primarily on the spine.