Normalized disc space correction for each spinal level within the instrumented curve. (The disc space level was normalized relative to the apical disc, so that the eight models could be compared.) A denotes force profile A, B denotes force profile B and C denotes force profile C. (Note that a negative correction ratio indicates the joint space wedge angle had increased compared to the pre-operative angle, however, for patients 2,3,4 and 6, this increase was less than 0.5 degrees, indicating the disc space angle was essentially the same after the simulated surgery).
Little et al. Scoliosis 2013 8:9 doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-9