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The development of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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There are many conflicting actiological theories for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. We present a simple new model of scoliosis and a mechanism by which it is initiated and progresses. This mechanism provides a final common pathway for the multiple aetiological factors. A simple model of the spine, incorporating its fundamental mechanical features, was constructed. The model consisted of interconnected anterior compression and posterior tension columns. It allowed normal spinal movements, wi...

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10.1007/bf00301328

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
251-257
Publication date:
1996-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1432-0932
ISSN:
0940-6719
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:62659
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uuid:1dce4cf8-233d-4802-8cce-89aba839ade8
Local pid:
pubs:62659
Source identifiers:
62659
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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