Growth and Maturation of the Spine from Birth to Adolescence

Labrom, Robert D.
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 89-A, p3
Academic Journal
The article discusses the development of the spine from birth to the adolescent stages in humans. The spine's normal development from birth involves the progressive axial and longitudinal growth of an osseous spinal column that allows a neuroprotective mechanical axis for all movement throughout one's life. The spinal column's growth as one ages, however, may become eccentric and can result to spinal deformities.


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