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A special relationship with scoliosis

A special relationship with scoliosis ARGOSPINE NEWS & JOURNAL VOL.21 N°3 Editorial - september - 2009 A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SCOLIOSIS My first encounter with scoliosis was in Berck, in 1948. I was doing at Institut Calot what I thought would be a three-week replacement, which turned out to be a nearly thirty year-commitment! At first, I learnt how to impose on patients the techniques which had not been changed since Abbott’s visit in 1910; I tried to improve them. With P . Stagnara in Lyon or P . Queneau in Paris, we often discussed our ideas and techniques. When J. Cauchoix performed the first arthrodesis in 1953, the patient would have to lie in a cast for about 10 to 12 Yves Cotrel, MD months, until a solid bone fusion would be achieved! In 1958, a major event changed many things: I was granted the oppor- tunity to spend 6 months visiting the major scoliosis centers in the USA, studying their techniques. Renowned specialists such as Cobb, Risser, Ponseti, Moe, and Blount shared - but also enabled me to discuss – their methods, which would vary from a center to another. From this unique experience new tech- niques were developed, such as the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ArgoSpine News & Journal Springer Journals

A special relationship with scoliosis

ArgoSpine News & Journal , Volume 21 (3) – Nov 8, 2009

A special relationship with scoliosis

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ARGOSPINE NEWS & JOURNAL VOL.21 N°3 Editorial - september - 2009 A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SCOLIOSIS My first encounter with scoliosis was in Berck, in 1948. I was doing at Institut Calot what I thought would be a three-week replacement, which turned out to be a nearly thirty year-commitment! At first, I learnt how to impose on patients the techniques which had not been changed since Abbott’s visit in 1910; I tried to improve them. With P . Stagnara in Lyon or P . Queneau in...
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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by ARGOS and Springer-Verlag France
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Diagnostic Radiology; Surgical Orthopedics ; Orthopedics
ISSN
1957-7729
eISSN
1957-7737
DOI
10.1007/s12240-009-0018-y
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ARGOSPINE NEWS & JOURNAL VOL.21 N°3 Editorial - september - 2009 A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SCOLIOSIS My first encounter with scoliosis was in Berck, in 1948. I was doing at Institut Calot what I thought would be a three-week replacement, which turned out to be a nearly thirty year-commitment! At first, I learnt how to impose on patients the techniques which had not been changed since Abbott’s visit in 1910; I tried to improve them. With P . Stagnara in Lyon or P . Queneau in Paris, we often discussed our ideas and techniques. When J. Cauchoix performed the first arthrodesis in 1953, the patient would have to lie in a cast for about 10 to 12 Yves Cotrel, MD months, until a solid bone fusion would be achieved! In 1958, a major event changed many things: I was granted the oppor- tunity to spend 6 months visiting the major scoliosis centers in the USA, studying their techniques. Renowned specialists such as Cobb, Risser, Ponseti, Moe, and Blount shared - but also enabled me to discuss – their methods, which would vary from a center to another. From this unique experience new tech- niques were developed, such as the

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Published: Nov 8, 2009

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