Treatment of Scoliosis: Correction and Internal Fixation by Spine Instrumentation


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Abstract

A new method for the treatment of scoliosis is described in which a metal system of rods and hooks is implanted, and distraction and compression forces applied, to correct the curve and stabilize the treated segments in the corrected position by skeletal fixation. The technique and principles of this method of treatment and a summary of the preliminary results obtained are given.

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