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dknapp
08-17-2004, 02:33 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3917573.stm

Near the end it talks about a potential application for scoliosis in the distant future...

stees
08-22-2004, 10:50 PM
Cool! Thanks for sharing this.

gedw99
05-08-2005, 07:05 PM
Thats does looking promising for 2 reasons.

1.Although not conrete, leg length difference can increase the likelihood fro scolisos.

2. The architecture of the technology can be applied to slowly straightening a spine over time, without repeated surgury.
This si clearly a dramatic departure from the bone fusion option that is the main technique.

Let hope that they get signigicant funding.

i wonder if there is a way to increase their funding, to foster research like this?

KRIS ATKINSON
05-09-2005, 12:14 AM
This sounds wonderful in the future! I do wonder how easily it can be used on the spine someday, as the spine has so many nerves to deal with, when trying to extend the bars in it. I'm sure they'll find a way!!! Kris