Effectiveness of nonsurgical treatment for idiopathic scoliosis. Overview of available evidence.

@article{Focarile1991EffectivenessON,
  title={Effectiveness of nonsurgical treatment for idiopathic scoliosis. Overview of available evidence.},
  author={F A Focarile and A Bonaldi and M A Giarolo and U Ferrari and Eugenio Zilioli and Cristina Ottaviani},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={395-401}
}
To define further the effectiveness of nonsurgical therapy for idiopathic scoliosis, predefined criteria were established for selection and data retrieval from studies of therapy and natural history, and the results were synthesized quantitatively. Only studies of patients with no more than a 50 degree Cobb angle scoliosis were considered. Twenty-four reports were eligible. There was a fivefold proportion of failures among patients with scoliosis greater than 30 degrees at the start of therapy… CONTINUE READING

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