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SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

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Glossary items beginning with O (1).

Osteotomy - the surgical removal of a wedge or piece of vertebral bone to alter the alignment of the spine; may also be used in previously fused vertebrae to enable the surgeon to move them.