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Title: Critical review on non- operative management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Authors: Wong, MS 
Liu, WC
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Prosthetics and orthotics international, 2003, v. 27, no. 3, p. 242-253 How to cite?
Journal: Prosthetics and orthotics international 
Abstract: There are a number of different non-operative interventions which aim to control moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) from progression. Clinicians may find difficulties in the selection of appropriate interventions for AIS. A comprehensive literature review was carried out to study all contemporary non-operative interventions, it was noted that rigid spinal orthoses apparently give more curve control; however, it would compromise the patient's quality of life via those inevitable factors - physical constraint, poor acceptance and psychological disturbance. There is a trend to develop more effective, acceptable and user-friendly interventions. Under such an aspiration, the theories and clinical evidence of different interventions should be developed along the clinical pathway of early intervention with reliable indicators/predictors, patient's active participation, dynamic control mechanism, holistic psychological and psychosocial considerations, and effective and long-lasting outcome.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20384
ISSN: 0309-3646
EISSN: 1746-1553
DOI: 10.1080/03093640308726688
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