Natural History of Early Onset Scoliosis

Fernandes, Pedro; Weinstein, Stuart L.
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 89-A, p21
Academic Journal
The article studies infantile idiopathic scoliosis, a structural, lateral curvature of the spine of unknown etiology in infants. It is a condition affected by skeletal growth during the first two decades of one's life. The true natural history of infantile ideopathic scoliosis is difficult to determine because there are few mature patients who remain untreated. The natural course in some cases was considered to be the time until the patients received treatment, often before one is 10 years old.


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