Abnormal ossification as a cause the progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Gu2009AbnormalOA,
  title={Abnormal ossification as a cause the progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Su-xi Gu and Chuan-feng Wang and Ying-chuan Zhao and Xiaodong Zhu and Ming Li},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={416-7}
}
Although, there is no generally accepted scientific theory for the etiology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), the relative anterior spinal column overgrowth has been postulated as a mechanism of AIS progression by many morphological studies. The normal spinal growth involves both kinds of ossification: endochondral and membranous ossification. Considering the uncoupled anterior-posterior column growth of AIS patients, the uncoupled endochondral-membranous ossification could possibly… CONTINUE READING

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