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2023 Feb 06

J Pediatr Orthop

Quantitative Sensory Changes Following Posterior Spinal Fusion to Treat Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.


O'Neill N, Ghessese S, Hedequist D, Lins L, Birch C, Hresko TM, Emans J, Karlin L, Cornelissen L, Glotzbecker M
J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Feb 06.
PMID: 36737054.


Sensory changes surrounding the incision frequently develop after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Anecdotally, patients may experience sensory changes on the chest wall. Such postsurgical sensory changes are not well described quantitatively. This study aims to evaluate the presence, intensity, and duration of mechanical sensory changes in AIS patients postoperatively.