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THE ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS

THE ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS Abstract The importance of early and efficient treatment of patients with scoliosis, arises from the extreme uncertainty of their future progress. It is known that in some patients the condition may become spontaneously arrested in an early stage; in other cases, the disease may increase, and may not only produce extreme deformity but seriously impair the general health. The aim of treatment should be to prevent the progress of the deformity, to correct, if possible, the existing deformity and to maintain the correction until all danger of relapse is past. This usually means until maturity is reached. The correction of spinal curvature requires much attention to detail, and individual adaption of the various procedures, varying largely with the location and degree and, to a lesser extent, with the etiology of the deformity. For this reason it was thought desirable to study a series of cases to determine, as accurately as possible, References 1. Lovett, Robert W.: The Mechanics of Lateral Curvature of the Spine , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 13:251, 1900. 2. Redard, P.: De la scoliose dans ses rapports avec le pied plat , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 9:339, 1891. 3. Brackett, E. G.: An Etiological Factor in Lateral Curvature , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 9:207, 1896. 4. Scudder, Charles L.: A Determination of the Muscular Strength of Growing Girls and Its Relation to the Etiology, Treatment and Prognosis of Lateral Curvature of the Spine , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 3:84, 1890. 5. Lee, Benjamin: The Nervous and Muscular Element in the Causation of Idiopathic Lateral Curvature , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 3:80, 1890. 6. Adams, Z. B.: The Relation of Bony Anomalies of the Lumbar and Sacral Spine to the Causes and Treatment of Scoliosis , J. Orthop. Surg. 12:45. 1914. 7. Mitchell, Joseph I.: The Residual Paralysis and Deformity of Anterior Poliomyelitis , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 7:619, 1925. 8. Sutherland, Charles G.: A Roentgenographic Study of Developmental Anomalies of the Spine , J. Radiol. 8:357, 1922. 9. Whitman, Royal: Observations on the Operative Treatment of Scoliosis , J. Orthop. Surg. 3:330, 1921. 10. Lovett, R. W., and Brewster, A. H.: The Treatment of Scoliosis by a Different Method from that Usually Employed , J. Bone and Joint Surg. 6:847, 1924. 11. Hibbs, Russel A.: A Report of 59 Cases of Scoliosis Treated by the Fusion Operation , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 6:3, 1924. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

THE ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS

Archives of Surgery , Volume 16 (3) – Mar 1, 1928

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1928 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0004-0010
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10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140030052002
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Abstract

Abstract The importance of early and efficient treatment of patients with scoliosis, arises from the extreme uncertainty of their future progress. It is known that in some patients the condition may become spontaneously arrested in an early stage; in other cases, the disease may increase, and may not only produce extreme deformity but seriously impair the general health. The aim of treatment should be to prevent the progress of the deformity, to correct, if possible, the existing deformity and to maintain the correction until all danger of relapse is past. This usually means until maturity is reached. The correction of spinal curvature requires much attention to detail, and individual adaption of the various procedures, varying largely with the location and degree and, to a lesser extent, with the etiology of the deformity. For this reason it was thought desirable to study a series of cases to determine, as accurately as possible, References 1. Lovett, Robert W.: The Mechanics of Lateral Curvature of the Spine , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 13:251, 1900. 2. Redard, P.: De la scoliose dans ses rapports avec le pied plat , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 9:339, 1891. 3. Brackett, E. G.: An Etiological Factor in Lateral Curvature , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 9:207, 1896. 4. Scudder, Charles L.: A Determination of the Muscular Strength of Growing Girls and Its Relation to the Etiology, Treatment and Prognosis of Lateral Curvature of the Spine , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 3:84, 1890. 5. Lee, Benjamin: The Nervous and Muscular Element in the Causation of Idiopathic Lateral Curvature , Tr. Am. Orthop. A. 3:80, 1890. 6. Adams, Z. B.: The Relation of Bony Anomalies of the Lumbar and Sacral Spine to the Causes and Treatment of Scoliosis , J. Orthop. Surg. 12:45. 1914. 7. Mitchell, Joseph I.: The Residual Paralysis and Deformity of Anterior Poliomyelitis , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 7:619, 1925. 8. Sutherland, Charles G.: A Roentgenographic Study of Developmental Anomalies of the Spine , J. Radiol. 8:357, 1922. 9. Whitman, Royal: Observations on the Operative Treatment of Scoliosis , J. Orthop. Surg. 3:330, 1921. 10. Lovett, R. W., and Brewster, A. H.: The Treatment of Scoliosis by a Different Method from that Usually Employed , J. Bone and Joint Surg. 6:847, 1924. 11. Hibbs, Russel A.: A Report of 59 Cases of Scoliosis Treated by the Fusion Operation , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 6:3, 1924.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1928

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