How common is interscapular pain following surgery for idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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At an average of 21 years after posterior spinal fusion with Harrington instrumentation (performed by Paul Harrington himself), about 21% of patients experienced significant interscapular pain. [143]


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