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Figure 3

From: Arm rotated medially with supination – the ARMS variant: description of its surgical correction

Figure 3

Measuring scapular elevation to quantitate the extent of the SHEAR deformity. A 3D-reconstruction of axial bilateral CT images rotated into the anterior view is used to measure scapular elevation. The area of each portion of both scapulas is measured as indicated (areas A-D). The area above the scapula is divided by the total scapular area and corrected for rotational artifacts by subtraction of the unaffected side from the affected side before multiplying by 100 to obtain percent elevation. Shown here is the CT for patient 1 with 37% scapular elevation.

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