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Orthop Clin North Am. 2007 Oct;38(4):477-84, v.

Casting and traction treatment methods for scoliosis.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA. jdastous@shrinenet.org

Abstract

There is little consensus among spinal deformity surgeons as to the best way to treat infantile or early-onset scoliosis. Bracing may or may not be effective, and subcutaneous rods have a high complication rate. Current techniques of casting as championed by Min Mehta and Jean Dubousset are presented as is the use of halo-gravity traction for the more severe cases. We firmly believe that "outdated" techniques, such as casting and traction, still play an important role in the treatment of this challenging problem.

PMID:
17945127
DOI:
10.1016/j.ocl.2007.03.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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