The Nature of Things

Season 1 Episode 8

Weighing the Options: Elective Scoliosis Surgery

Aired Unknown Feb 11, 1999 on CBC
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Weighing the Options: Elective Scoliosis Surgery
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Scoliosis or curvature of the spine is found worldwide in about one out of every 10 people. Nearly all cases occur in adolescent females. It's a lifetime condition that can't be prevented or cured. At best it may be stabilized with bracing or surgery. but in the more severe cases, there's no telling when it may start to progress again.moreless

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