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Natural Course and Classification of Idiopathic Scoliosis

  • Massimo Balsano
  • Stefano Negri
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Abstract

Scoliosis is an elusive pathology in which a therapeutic decision must depend on an accurate prognostic stratification. It is defined as a three-dimensional deformity of the vertebral column which manifests itself in different forms, affecting the cervical, dorsal and lumbar regions. In more than 80% of scoliosis cases, a specific cause is actually not known (Idiopathic Scoliosis, IS).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Balsano
    • 1
  • Stefano Negri
    • 1
  1. 1.UOC Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Regional Spinal DepartmentAOUIVeronaItaly

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