Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Scoliosis

Editors: Machida, Masafumi, Weinstein, Stuart L., Dubousset, Jean (Eds.)

  • Presents the most current clinical and experimental topics in idiopathic scoliosis (IS)
  • Describes the variety of fields in which research into IS is being carried out
  • Provides useful insights into IS from leading specialists around the world
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  • Due: January 13, 2018
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About this book

This book provides comprehensive coverage of current topics in idiopathic scoliosis (IS). A three-dimensional deformity of the spine, the condition is characterized by lateral curvature combined with vertebral rotation. The primary lesion, however, lies in the median sagittal plane, taking the form of a lordosis. Although the clinical manifestations of scoliosis have been well documented, its cause and pathogenesis have not yet been determined. Research into what causes IS has focused on the structural elements of the spine, spinal musculature, collagenous structures, the endocrine system, the central nervous system, and genetics. Results of these studies have brought about a new perception of IS epiphenomena, but the main cause of IS remains unknown. Recently, several investigators have produced new hypotheses regarding the cause of IS using the developing techniques of genetics, biochemistry, and neurology. This book is a review of the various causative factors thus far proposed for IS and an introduction to the directions in which research is heading to determine the primary cause of IS.

About the authors

Masafumi Machida, M.D.: Director of National Institute of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Stuart L. Weinstein,M.D.:Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair of Ortopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Iowa Health Cara
Jean Dubousset,M.D.: Academie Nationale de Medecine

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eBook $119.00
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  • Due: January 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56541-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56539-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Scoliosis
Editors
  • Masafumi Machida
  • Stuart L. Weinstein
  • Jean Dubousset
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56541-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56541-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56539-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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