What is the relevant anatomy in idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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The anatomy relevant to idiopathic scoliosis is that of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Key points regarding developmental anatomy of the spine are outlined below. The anatomy specifically relevant to anterior and posterior surgical approaches to the spine is discussed further elswhere (see Treatment, Surgical Therapy).


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