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Adolescent Scoliosis Revision Surgery

How Common is Adolescent Scoliosis Revision Surgery? A study published last month in Spine (a peer-reviewed medical journal) outlined the risks for re-operation and revision surgeries after Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery. The study looked at 1,435 patients from 12 different hospitals

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Scoliosis Side Plank Exercise

Can Planking Cure Scoliosis? A 2 year old study has lead to some internet buzz about an “Ancient Therapy” that can improve your scoliosis. So what is this ancient therapy that holds the promise to at least alleviating your scoliosis?

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Scoliosis Surgery: The facts your Orthopedic Surgeon won’t tell you!

An article published in the June 2012 Scoliosis followed 40 patients with Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) who underwent surgical fusion with rods and hooks. Surprisingly, researchers only found a post-operative improvement of less than 50%. A further surprise, after a

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Scoliosis Assessment – The ScoliScore Test

ScoliScore No Longer Available – What became of the Genetic Test? ScoliScore AIS Prognostic Test was a genetic test, which analyzed the DNA of patients who are diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. The test was purported to show the likelihood

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Orthopedic Conflict of Interest

Is There a Conflict of Interest? Do orthopedists fail to suggest early-intervention or alternative scoliosis treatments because of a conflict of interest? Why do orthopedists discourage alternative scoliosis treatments even if patients show improvement from them? The medical approach to

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