Impact of spine surgery on signs and symptoms of spinal deformity

@article{Hawes2006ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of spine surgery on signs and symptoms of spinal deformity},
  author={Martha C. Hawes},
  journal={Pediatric Rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={318 - 339}
}
  • M. Hawes
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
Paediatric scoliosis is associated with signs and symptoms including reduced pulmonary function, increased pain and impaired quality of life, all of which worsen during adulthood, even when the curvature remains stable. Spinal fusion has been used as a treatment for nearly 100 years. In 1941, the American Orthopedic Association reported that for 70% of patients treated surgically, outcome was fair or poor: an average 65% curvature correction was reduced to 27% at >2 year follow-up and the torso… 
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