History of the treatment of scoliosis

Rey JC.
Scoliosis remains a challenge to treatment, in spite of continuous efforts since the earliest times. The author describes the technical innovations with added efficiency, but even today one cannot avoid treatment without instrumentation and fusion, an always difficult indication on account of the variety of cases. Research is very active worldwide and accounts for great expectations (the role of the melatonin complex, the genetics of evolution factors, or the imagery of the EOS system). For the more deformed however treatment still remains unchanged in its principle: correction and fusion.

PMID: 19048801 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]