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Advances in Pediatrics

Advances in Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents

  • Gerard L. Glancy
    Correspondence
    Department of Orthopaedics, The Children's Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218.
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    Department of Orthopaedics, The Children's Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, USA

    University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
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      The past 10 years have seen a rapid advancement in the understanding of idiopathic scoliosis. Physicians now are informed better about the natural history and specific curve behavior. It is now easier to determine which curves are likely to progress and put the child or adolescent at risk. Treatment can be more selective.
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