European Spine Journal

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 1079–1080 | Cite as

Reviewer’s comment concerning ‘‘Abnormal activation of the motor cortical network in idiopathic scoliosis demonstrated by functional MRI’’ (doi:10.1007/s00586-011-1776-8) by J. Domenech et al.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spinal SurgeryRoyal Adelaide HospitalNorth Terrace, AdelaideAustralia

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