The Operative Management of Scoliosis

  • Hugo A. Keim


Spinal surgery has always been considered one of the most difficult and demanding forms of surgery. The first spine fusion was performed in 1911 by Hibbs at the old New York Orthopaedic Hospital. The patient had tuberculosis, and a posterior fusion operation was performed to immobilize the spine and control the disease process.


Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine Fusion Spinal Deformity Thoracic Curve Scoliosis Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo A. Keim
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  1. 1.Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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