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Idiopathic Scoliosis

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
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Abstract

Idiopathic scoliosis is defined by lateral and rotational deformity of the spine without a known primary cause. Treatment modalities vary depending upon severity of deformity and patient factors, but may include observation, bracing, or operative intervention including osteotomies, instrumentation, and fusion.

Keywords

Scoliosis Idiopathic Cobb Bracing Fusion Osteotomy 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsRhode Island Hospital, Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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