TITLE

Growth and Maturation of the Spine from Birth to Adolescence

AUTHOR(S)
Labrom, Robert D.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 89-A, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23959187

 

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