The Moe Maximal Correction Test to determine true curve flexibility: a historical note with current application.

@article{Winter2010TheMM,
  title={The Moe Maximal Correction Test to determine true curve flexibility: a historical note with current application.},
  author={Robert B. Winter and John E. Lonstein},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 18},
  pages={1733-5}
}
This is not a prospective randomized clinical trial or a consecutive case series, but rather the description of a technique developed years ago, but still applicable. As spine surgeons, we wish to know the true correctability of a curvature before determining the best method of treatment. Do we need to do a posterior surgery only? Do we need to do a combined anterior and posterior surgery? Do we need to place the patient in preoperative skeletal traction? Although many different techniques have… CONTINUE READING