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Scoliosis Research

Scoliosis Research: Treating Mild Scoliosis

More Evidence That Early Treatment for Mild Scoliosis is Beneficial Between 1991 and 1992 the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) recruited over 14,000 expectant mothers in South-West England. Researchers then followed up with the children of these mothers at regular intervals. At age 15 the team identified whether or not spinal curvatures of 6 … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Determining the Risk of Progression

Can the Likelihood of Your Child’s Scoliosis Progressing be Predicted? A new study (ahead of publication) looks at determining the risk of progression for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis during the peak of their growth. Researchers did this by evaluating curve size in relationship to stages of skeletal maturity to identify predictable changes. Skeletal maturity has been typically determined by … Read more

Scoliosis Research: 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 during the years 1995-2006. 80% of the patients included in the study were female with … Read more