Osteotomy of the spine has proved to be a very satisfactory procedure. Observations on indications, contra-indications, procedure, complications, and results are reported.
The need for continued postoperative observation and adequate support for at least a year after operation to prevent loss of correction is stressed. Careful attention to selection of cases and attention to details both operative and postoperative will usually give satisfactory results.
An Instructional Course Lecture of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons