SPINE, vol.29, no.5, pp.547-552, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
scoliosis, congenital, treatment, surgery, convex growth arrest, kyphosis, lordosis, PROGRESSIVE SCOLIOSIS, INTRASPINAL ANOMALIES, SPINE DEFORMITIES, COMBINED ANTERIOR, NATURAL-HISTORY, YOUNG-CHILDREN, HEMIVERTEBRAE, HEMIEPIPHYSIODESIS, HEMIARTHRODESIS, ALIGNMENT
of Background Data. Patient age; localization, length, and magnitude of the curve; and sagittal plane alignment are reported to be the major determinants in the selection of patients for convex growth arrest. Although the existence of sagittal plane abnormality (kyphosis or lordosis) is accepted as a contraindication for convex growth arrest, this issue has not been discussed in detail.