Maturity indicators in spinal deformity.

@article{Sanders2007MaturityII,
  title={Maturity indicators in spinal deformity.},
  author={James O Sanders},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          14-20
        }
}
Scoliosis from all causes, with the sole exception of adult degenerative deformity, is a disorder of growth. Physicians who treat spinal deformities in children and adolescents should have a basic understanding of growth and its relationship to the progression of scoliosis and be capable of making an accurate determination of maturity. The purpose of this review is to describe the relationship of growth to the progression of scoliosis, to delineate the various methods of determining maturity… CONTINUE READING

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