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The Idiopathic Double Thoracic Curve Pattern: Its Recognition and Surgical Management

WINTER, ROBERT B., MD

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Recognition of the idiopathic double primary thoracic curve pattern has become increasingly important as more effective methods of internal correction of curves have been developed. Overcorrection of the lower thoracic curve beyond the spontaneous correctability of the upper thoracic curve may lead to an undesirable asymmetric neck and shoulder contour.

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