[Prognosis of infantile scoliosis (author's transl)].
Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot. 1979 Dec;65(8):421-31
Authors: Dunoyer J, de Leobardy L, Valette C, Mechin JF
35 cases of infantile scoliosis were studied most of whom were followed for more than 10 years. In 11 instances, the scoliosis was present in the new born. The results are compared with those obtained by other authors. The authors consider that the signs found at the first examination as described by Mehta are not reliable enough and that the subsequent evolution of the curve is important. They have observed totally regressive and partially regressive cases. They are also found that right thoraco-lumbar curves in girls were common. Criteria for a more reliable prognosis are put forward.
PMID: 162303 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]