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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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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

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Definition of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

    Dubousset, Jean, M.D.

    Pages 1-25

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Natural History

    Barton, Cameron B., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 27-50

  • The Genetic Architecture of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

    Khanshour, Anas M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-74

  • Biomechanics of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

    Skalli, Wafa, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 75-97

  • Biochemistry of Idiopathic Scoliosis: From Discovery to Diagnostic Biomarkers

    Nada, Dina, M.Sc (et al.)

    Pages 99-124

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56541-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56539-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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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
IX, 188
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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