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THE TREATMENT OF LATERAL CURVATURE OF THE SPINE

THE TREATMENT OF LATERAL CURVATURE OF THE SPINE For many years the treatment of lateral curvature has been considered a muscular problem to be met by muscular therapeutics, that is, by gymnastics. Although this treatment has been on the whole successful when properly carried out in the functional and milder structural types of the affection, it has been on the whole distinctly unsuccessful in the treatment of the moderate and severe types of scoliosis. The reason for this is that the treatment of the severer types of the affection is a bone and not a muscle problem, and must be carried out by means of sound surgical principles addressed to the reshaping of distorted bone. The treatment to be advocated in the present paper is based on these principles, and the results of the treatment are shown as carried out for three years in the lateral curvature clinic of the Children's Hospital. Boston. There are two varieties of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE TREATMENT OF LATERAL CURVATURE OF THE SPINE

JAMA , Volume LVII (10) – Sep 2, 1911

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1911 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1911.04260090008004
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Abstract

For many years the treatment of lateral curvature has been considered a muscular problem to be met by muscular therapeutics, that is, by gymnastics. Although this treatment has been on the whole successful when properly carried out in the functional and milder structural types of the affection, it has been on the whole distinctly unsuccessful in the treatment of the moderate and severe types of scoliosis. The reason for this is that the treatment of the severer types of the affection is a bone and not a muscle problem, and must be carried out by means of sound surgical principles addressed to the reshaping of distorted bone. The treatment to be advocated in the present paper is based on these principles, and the results of the treatment are shown as carried out for three years in the lateral curvature clinic of the Children's Hospital. Boston. There are two varieties of

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 2, 1911

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