• A. Katznelson

J Turk Spinal Surg 1990;1(1):36-38

Presented are the results of an active treatment by electrical stimulation of the para-spinal muscles on the convex side of the scoliotic curve. The treatment was given nightly for a minimum of eight hourse per session, with the children being free during the rest of the day.

There were one hundred and eight patients who had one hundred and eighty curves that were treated.

All of these patients were carefully examined prior to accepting them for this therapeutic program. Their curves as evaluated by the Cobb method ranged from ten to thirty degrees, the curves had to be supple, and could be corrected by one half on bending Their distal radial epiphyses were open at the onset of the treatment.

Their families after adequate explanation agreed to follow the treatment as long as it was found to be necessary. All of the patients reported upon here had been under treatment and control for at least three years. Treatment was given by a pulsator, that had two channels, functioning simultaneously wherin there were six second of stimulation followed by six seconds of rest. 'The results were graded as improved, arrested or a progression of the extent of the curve, and they show lahl in the category of improved-arrested three eighty percent of the curves.

Keywords: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Para-spmal muscle stimulation.