The previous cases cannot be taken as
typical examples of tuberculous disease of the spine.
Only those suitable for fixation operation are
treated in a general hospital. Thus the cases are
of adolescents and. adults. The special points to
be noted in them are: -
I. Pain in the back is a more common complaint
II. That not one of the five cases complained
primarily of the kyphosis which was
present in all cases.
III. The prolonged treatment (two to three years)
which is necessary in cases treated by
IV. The control of the treatment by both
clinical and X-ray examinations.