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A CRITICAL STUDY OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE SPINE IN CHILDREN.

MAYER, LEO
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: July 1940
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In children under eighteen years, the fusion operation performed during the active stage of the disease does not abbreviate the course of the tuberculous process. On the other hand, when done during the reparative stage, in patients with collapse of three or more vertebrae, it has a beneficial effect in strengthening a structurally weak spine.

(C) 1940 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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