Nonoperative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a 10- to 60-year follow-up with special reference to health-related quality of life.

@article{Haefeli2006NonoperativeTF,
  title={Nonoperative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a 10- to 60-year follow-up with special reference to health-related quality of life.},
  author={Mathias Haefeli and Achim Elfering and Reinhold Kilian and Kan Min and Norbert Boos},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={355-66; discussion 367}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study on patients 10 to 60 years of age after nonoperative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVES To investigate long-term outcome with regard to pain, disability, psychological disturbance, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in nonoperatively treated patients with AIS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND… CONTINUE READING