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TREATMENT OF CONGENITAL SCOLIOSIS DUE TO A HEMIVERTEBRA.

MAYER, LEO
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: July 1935
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In four cases of congenital scoliosis in young children, due to a hemivertebra situated at or near the lumbodorsal junction, a functional cure has been accomplished by plaster-of-Paris corrective spicas. Anatomical cure by removal of the hemivertebra, as advocated by Compere, von Lackum and Smith, and Hibbs, is an unnecessary procedure in young children, since the non-operative method gives a perfect functional result despite the persistence of the hemivertebra.

(C) 1935 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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