Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: current perspectives
British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Abstract: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains a common and potentially severe musculoskeletal disorder. Although its etiology is largely unknown, ongoing research endeavors continue to improve our understanding of its potential origin and its natural history. Advances in understanding its true three-dimensional nature have sought to improve classification and management strategies. This review will attempt to highlight and give an overview of the current concepts in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Keywords: AIS, current, natural history, management strategies
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