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Neuromuscular scoliosis

Jeremy Fairbank

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.003012

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Neuromuscular scoliosis

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All children with neurogenic or myogenic conditions are at risk of developing scoliosis

The more severe the involvement, particularly in those who cannot stand, the more likely is the curve to progress

Surgery is the only effective way of treating these curves, and in general the earlier the better.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Reproduction, Growth and Development ; Neurology

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