Isokinetic Muscle Strength after Thoracotomy: Standard vs. Muscle-Sparing Posterolateral Thoracotomy


Ziyade S., Baskent A., Tanju S., Toker A., Dilege S.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.58, no.5, pp.295-298, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0030-1249829
  • Journal Name: THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-298
  • Keywords: thoracic surgery, posterolateral thoracotomy, muscle sparing, surgery/incisions, thoracotomy, rehabilitation, pulmonary function, PULMONARY-FUNCTION, THORACIC-SURGERY, SHOULDER, PAIN
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to compare the effects of conventional posterolateral thoracotomy and muscle-sparing posterolateral thoracotomy on pulmonary and muscle strength.