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Although the primary cause may not lie in these structures, the deformity in scoliosis arises mostly from the vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs. Changes in mechanical stress can affect both vertebral body growth and disc remodelling, thus leading to wedging and the deformity.

Original publication

DOI

10.3233/978-1-60750-903-5-12

Type

Chapter

Publication Date

01/01/1999

Volume

59

Pages

12 - 17