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Is thoracoplasty succesful?

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Dr. Hooman Melamed
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Cosmetic correction

The scoliosis techniques during surg including derotation maneuver achieves up to 80% correction w/out thoracoplasty.
I personally don't think it's necessary & the post-op pain is not worth the absolute correction. None of my patients have ever complained for not having thoracoplasty & have been quite happy.

In brief: Cosmetic correction

The scoliosis techniques during surg including derotation maneuver achieves up to 80% correction w/out thoracoplasty.
I personally don't think it's necessary & the post-op pain is not worth the absolute correction. None of my patients have ever complained for not having thoracoplasty & have been quite happy.
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