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Indications for conservative management of scoliosis (guidelines)

SOSORT guideline committee, Hans-Rudolf Weiss1*, Stefano Negrini2, Manuel Rigo3, Tomasz Kotwicki4, Martha C Hawes5, Theodoros B Grivas6, Toru Maruyama7 and Franz Landauer8

Author Affiliations

1 Asklepios Katharina Schroth Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Centre, Bad Sobernheim, Germany

2 ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute), Milan, Italy

3 Instituto Èlena Salvá, Barcelona, Spain

4 University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

5 University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721, USA

6 Orthopaedic Department "Thriasion" General Hospital, Magula, Athens, Greece

7 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2-11-1 Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8605, Japan

8 Landesklinik für Orthopädie, Müllner Hauptstr. 48, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria

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Scoliosis 2006, 1:5  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-1-5

Published: 8 May 2006

Abstract

This guideline has been discussed by the SOSORT guideline committee prior to the SOSORT consensus meeting in Milan, January 2005 and published in its first version on the SOSORT homepage: http://www.sosort.org/meetings.php webcite. After the meeting it again has been discussed by the members of the SOSORT guideline committee to establish the final 2005 version submitted to Scoliosis, the official Journal of the society, in December 2005.