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Scoliogeny of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: inviting contributions for a discussion based on evidence and theoretical interpretations aiming ultimately to prevention or aetiological treatment

R Geoffrey Burwell1*, Peter H Dangerfield234 and Theodoros B Grivas5

Author Affiliations

1 Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK

2 University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3GE, UK

3 Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DF, UK

4 Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP, UK

5 Department of Trauma and Orthopedics, "Tzanio" General Hospital, Tzani and Afendouli 1 st, Piraeus 18536, Greece

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Scoliosis 2013, 8:8  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-8

Published: 10 May 2013

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

This Editorial initiates a Thematic Series on the aetiology, pathogenesis and pathomechanisms (scoliogeny) of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). It introduces the Series and invites contributions from researchers in the field and from interested parties. The aim is to develop a wide-ranging online discussion based on evidence and theoretical interpretations, In doing this, it will extend the role of the electronic focus group of the International Federated Body on Scoliosis Etiology (IBSE) which discussed nine selected topics from 2003 to 2013 [1,2].