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In the paper we discussed and analyzed the issues that confront practicing orthopedists with the most mysterious and at the same time the most studied vertebral column lesion in children and adolescents - idiopathic scoliosis. Nowadays a great amount of information on its various aspects has been already accumulated, but a practical output in the form of a system of effective treatment has not been yet found and (we can’t even speak about) there is no speech at all about the prevention (prophylactic) of the disease (scoliosis). On the basis of the own many year’s experience with this category of patients and the results of a comprehensive multi-faceted survey, the authors acquired the right to form their own point of view on the etiology and pathogenesis of the three-plane deformation in orthograde human (homo erectus). In this paper, the authors present their reflections on the history of the study of scoliosis, the terminology, statistical indicators and the existing views on its origins. Concerning argumentation on the own findings (conclusions) and views on the disease the authors plan to tell in the following sections.

Michael G. Dudin

St. Petersburg SBIH Children’s Rehabilitation Center of Orthopedics and Traumatology «Ogonek»

honorary doctor of Russia, MD, professor, chief

Dmitry Yu. Pinchuk

St. Petersburg SBIH Children’s Rehabilitation Center of Orthopedics and Traumatology «Ogonek»

MD, professor, scientific supervisor of the department of functional diagnostics

  1. Дудин М. Г., Пинчук Д. Ю. Идиопатический сколиоз. Диагностика, патогенез. СПб.: Человек, 2009. 335 с.
  2. Пинчук Д. Ю., Дудин М. Г. Центральная нервная система и идиопатический сколиоз. СПб.: Человек, 2011. 320 с.


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