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Casting for Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Over the past decade, casting for scoliosis has become increasingly popular, likely because surgical methods still fall short of a perfect solution. Casting is a useful technique for treating progressive early-onset scoliosis, because the treatment often results in either a cure for younger children with smaller curves or a delay in the need for surgery in others. Proper technique focuses on the rotational component of the curve and avoids pushing the convex ribs further into the chest.

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