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Electrical stimulation for scoliosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6978055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scoliosis is detectable in 6 to 14 percent of school-age children. An estimated 0.1 percent of the curvatures are progressive and require treatment. The usual method of treatment consists of a restrictive brace worn most of the time. A successful and nonrestrictive technique utilizing electrical stimulation of the deep paraspinal muscles has been developed. Therapy involves night-time use of an implanted stimulator system. It places no restrictions on the child's activities, while producing results that are superior to bracing.
H G Friedman; M A Herbert; W P Bobechko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-21     Completed Date:  1982-05-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation Therapy* / instrumentation,  methods
Electrodes, Implanted
Muscles / physiopathology
Scoliosis / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*

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