Abbott’s methodA method devised by Edville Gerhardt Abbott (1871–1938) for treating spinal scoliosis using a series of plaster jackets in conjunction with application of external force. The Milwaukee brace (method) is a widely preferred nonoperative method for treating scoliosis.
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[Edville G. Abbott, U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1871–1938]
A treatment for scoliosis that is no longer used, in which a series of plaster jackets were applied to straighten the spine.
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