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Open Access Letter to the Editor

Indication for surgical treatment in patients with adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – a critical appraisal

Hans-Rudolf Weiss* and Marc Moramarco

Patient Safety in Surgery 2013, 7:17  doi:10.1186/1754-9493-7-17

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Does Hans-Rudolf Weiss Really Have No Conflict of Interest

Linda Racine   (2013-06-02 21:17)  UCSF

Weiss does not perform surgery and has a financial interest in several non-surgical scoliosis treatments. This is just one of many examples of his work quoting only articles that are critical of scoliosis surgery and ignoring all articles that are supportive of scoliosis surgery. I hate to think that parents might actually use one of his articles to decide against surgery for a child whose long-term health depends upon it.

http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com...oliosis-study/

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