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Treatment of Scoliosis Correction and Internal Fixation by Spine Instrumentation
Paul R. Harrington, MD
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Houston, Texas
Appeared in JBJS, Vol. 44-A, pp. 591-610, June 1962

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2002 Feb 01;84(2):316-316
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A new method for the treatment of scoliosis is described in which a metal system of rods and hooks is implanted, and distraction and compression forces applied, to correct the curve and stabilize the treated segments in the corrected position by skeletal fixation. The technique and principles of this method of treatment and a summary of the preliminary results are given.
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