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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: current perspectives

Authors Miyanji F

Received 21 August 2013

Accepted for publication 30 October 2013

Published 6 January 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 17—26

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/ORR.S37321

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 5


Firoz Miyanji

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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