The spinal or vertebral column.
A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by an exaggerated convexity of the vertebral column. The forward bending of the thoracic region usually is more than 40 degrees. This deformity sometimes is called round back or hunchback.
A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.
Specialized devices used in ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY to repair bone fractures.
The anterior concavity in the curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine as viewed from the side. The term usually refers to abnormally increased curvature (hollow back, saddle back, swayback). It does not include lordosis as normal mating posture in certain animals ( = POSTURE + SEX BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL).
Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Longitudinal cavities in the spinal cord, most often in the cervical region, which may extend for multiple spinal levels. The cavities are lined by dense, gliogenous tissue and may be associated with SPINAL CORD NEOPLASMS; spinal cord traumatic injuries; and vascular malformations. Syringomyelia is marked clinically by pain and PARESTHESIA, muscular atrophy of the hands, and analgesia with thermoanesthesia of the hands and arms, but with the tactile sense preserved (sensory dissociation). Lower extremity spasticity and incontinence may also develop. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1269)
Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.
Surgical removal of ribs, allowing the chest wall to move inward and collapse a diseased lung. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Deformities of the SPINE characterized by abnormal bending or flexure in the vertebral column. They may be bending forward (KYPHOSIS), backward (LORDOSIS), or sideway (SCOLIOSIS).
The pull on a limb or a part thereof. Skin traction (indirect traction) is applied by using a bandage to pull on the skin and fascia where light traction is required. Skeletal traction (direct traction), however, uses pins or wires inserted through bone and is attached to weights, pulleys, and ropes. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed)
The space or compartment surrounded by the pelvic girdle (bony pelvis). It is subdivided into the greater pelvis and LESSER PELVIS. The pelvic girdle is formed by the PELVIC BONES and SACRUM.
A group of congenital malformations involving the brainstem, cerebellum, upper spinal cord, and surrounding bony structures. Type II is the most common, and features compression of the medulla and cerebellar tonsils into the upper cervical spinal canal and an associated MENINGOMYELOCELE. Type I features similar, but less severe malformations and is without an associated meningomyelocele. Type III has the features of type II with an additional herniation of the entire cerebellum through the bony defect involving the foramen magnum, forming an ENCEPHALOCELE. Type IV is a form a cerebellar hypoplasia. Clinical manifestations of types I-III include TORTICOLLIS; opisthotonus; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS; APNEA; NYSTAGMUS, CONGENITAL; swallowing difficulties; and ATAXIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p261; Davis, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp236-46)
A type of juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the fibrocartilaginous disc (INTERVERTEBRAL DISC) in the thoracic or thoracolumbar region of the SPINE. It is characterized by a forward concave SPINAL CURVATURE or KYPHOSIS.
The rear surface of an upright primate from the shoulders to the hip, or the dorsal surface of tetrapods.
Making measurements by the use of stereoscopic photographs.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The position or attitude of the body.
Examination of any part of the body for diagnostic purposes by means of X-RAYS or GAMMA RAYS, recording the image on a sensitized surface (such as photographic film).
Motion of an object in which either one or more points on a line are fixed. It is also the motion of a particle about a fixed point. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A method of three-dimensional morphometry in which contour maps are produced from the overlapping interference fringes created when an object is illuminated by beams of coherent light issuing from two different point sources.
Congenital or postnatal overgrowth syndrome most often in height and occipitofrontal circumference with variable delayed motor and cognitive development. Other associated features include advanced bone age, seizures, NEONATAL JAUNDICE; HYPOTONIA; and SCOLIOSIS. It is also associated with increased risk of developing neoplasms in adulthood. Mutations in the NSD1 protein and its HAPLOINSUFFICIENCY are associated with the syndrome.
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.
Bones that constitute each half of the pelvic girdle in VERTEBRATES, formed by fusion of the ILIUM; ISCHIUM; and PUBIC BONE.
A pathologic entity characterized by deossification of a weight-bearing long bone, followed by bending and pathologic fracture, with inability to form normal BONY CALLUS leading to existence of the "false joint" that gives the condition its name. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
An X-linked recessive muscle disease caused by an inability to synthesize DYSTROPHIN, which is involved with maintaining the integrity of the sarcolemma. Muscle fibers undergo a process that features degeneration and regeneration. Clinical manifestations include proximal weakness in the first few years of life, pseudohypertrophy, cardiomyopathy (see MYOCARDIAL DISEASES), and an increased incidence of impaired mentation. Becker muscular dystrophy is a closely related condition featuring a later onset of disease (usually adolescence) and a slowly progressive course. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1415)
The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by stimulation along AFFERENT PATHWAYS from PERIPHERAL NERVES to CEREBRUM.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
X-ray visualization of the spinal cord following injection of contrast medium into the spinal arachnoid space.
Disorders that feature impairment of eye movements as a primary manifestation of disease. These conditions may be divided into infranuclear, nuclear, and supranuclear disorders. Diseases of the eye muscles or oculomotor cranial nerves (III, IV, and VI) are considered infranuclear. Nuclear disorders are caused by disease of the oculomotor, trochlear, or abducens nuclei in the BRAIN STEM. Supranuclear disorders are produced by dysfunction of higher order sensory and motor systems that control eye movements, including neural networks in the CEREBRAL CORTEX; BASAL GANGLIA; CEREBELLUM; and BRAIN STEM. Ocular torticollis refers to a head tilt that is caused by an ocular misalignment. Opsoclonus refers to rapid, conjugate oscillations of the eyes in multiple directions, which may occur as a parainfectious or paraneoplastic condition (e.g., OPSOCLONUS-MYOCLONUS SYNDROME). (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p240)
The upper part of the trunk between the NECK and the ABDOMEN. It contains the chief organs of the circulatory and respiratory systems. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Congenital, or rarely acquired, herniation of meningeal and spinal cord tissue through a bony defect in the vertebral column. The majority of these defects occur in the lumbosacral region. Clinical features include PARAPLEGIA, loss of sensation in the lower body, and incontinence. This condition may be associated with the ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp35-6)
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.
The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.
Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.
Congenital structural abnormalities and deformities of the musculoskeletal system.
Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.
A melatonin receptor subtype primarily found expressed in the BRAIN and RETINA.
Steel wires, often threaded through the skin, soft tissues, and bone, used to fix broken bones. Kirschner wires or apparatus also includes the application of traction to the healing bones through the wires.
Forward displacement of a superior vertebral body over the vertebral body below.
Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Congenital defects of closure of one or more vertebral arches, which may be associated with malformations of the spinal cord, nerve roots, congenital fibrous bands, lipomas, and congenital cysts. These malformations range from mild (e.g., SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA) to severe, including rachischisis where there is complete failure of neural tube and spinal cord fusion, resulting in exposure of the spinal cord at the surface. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called SPINA BIFIDA CYSTICA and the closed form is SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
Dressings made of fiberglass, plastic, or bandage impregnated with plaster of paris used for immobilization of various parts of the body in cases of fractures, dislocations, and infected wounds. In comparison with plaster casts, casts made of fiberglass or plastic are lightweight, radiolucent, able to withstand moisture, and less rigid.
The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).
A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.
A disease of bone marked by thinning of the cortex by fibrous tissue containing bony spicules, producing pain, disability, and gradually increasing deformity. Only one bone may be involved (FIBROUS DYSPLASIA, MONOSTOTIC) or several (FIBROUS DYSPLASIA, POLYOSTOTIC).
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
An abnormal twisting or rotation of a bodily part or member on its axis.
Prolonged shortening of the muscle or other soft tissue around a joint, preventing movement of the joint.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
An inherited neurological developmental disorder that is associated with X-LINKED INHERITANCE and may be lethal in utero to hemizygous males. The affected female is normal until the age of 6-25 months when progressive loss of voluntary control of hand movements and communication skills; ATAXIA; SEIZURES; autistic behavior; intermittent HYPERVENTILATION; and HYPERAMMONEMIA appear. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p199)
A light-sensitive neuroendocrine organ attached to the roof of the THIRD VENTRICLE of the brain. The pineal gland secretes MELATONIN, other BIOGENIC AMINES and NEUROPEPTIDES.
A rare genetic disorder characterized by partial or complete absence of the CORPUS CALLOSUM, resulting in infantile spasms, MENTAL RETARDATION, and lesions of the RETINA or OPTIC NERVE.
The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.
The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.
A POSTURE in which an ideal body mass distribution is achieved. Postural balance provides the body carriage stability and conditions for normal functions in stationary position or in movement, such as sitting, standing, or walking.
A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.
The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
Deep muscles in the BACK whose function is to extend and rotate the SPINE and maintain POSTURE. It consists splenius, semispinalis, multifidus, rotatores, interspinales, intertransversarii and sacrospinalis.
An outward slant of the thigh in which the knees are wide apart and the ankles close together. Genu varum can develop due to skeletal and joint dysplasia (e.g., OSTEOARTHRITIS; Blount's disease); and malnutrition (e.g., RICKETS; FLUORIDE POISONING).
Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.
Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.
Intraoperative computer-assisted 3D navigation and guidance system generally used in neurosurgery for tracking surgical tools and localize them with respect to the patient's 3D anatomy. The pre-operative diagnostic scan is used as a reference and is transferred onto the operative field during surgery.
Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.
Reference points located by visual inspection, palpation, or computer assistance, that are useful in localizing structures on or within the human body.
Measurements of the height, weight, length, area, etc., of the human and animal body or its parts.
Manner or style of walking.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.
The medial terminal branch of the sciatic nerve. The tibial nerve fibers originate in lumbar and sacral spinal segments (L4 to S2). They supply motor and sensory innervation to parts of the calf and foot.
A characteristic symptom complex.
A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
A developmental anomaly in which the lower sternum is posteriorly dislocated and concavely deformed, resulting in a funnel-shaped thorax.
Diagnosis of disease states by recording the spontaneous electrical activity of tissues or organs or by the response to stimulation of electrically excitable tissue.
The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.
The continuous sequential physiological and psychological changes during ADOLESCENCE, approximately between the age of 13 and 18.
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
A condition in which one of a pair of legs fails to grow as long as the other, which could result from injury or surgery.
Paralysis of one or more of the ocular muscles due to disorders of the eye muscles, neuromuscular junction, supporting soft tissue, tendons, or innervation to the muscles.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
A condition of persistent pain and discomfort in the BACK and the LEG following lumbar surgery, often seen in patients enrolled in pain centers.
Nonexpendable items used in the performance of orthopedic surgery and related therapy. They are differentiated from ORTHOTIC DEVICES, apparatus used to prevent or correct deformities in patients.
Congenital abnormality characterized by the lack of full development of the ESOPHAGUS that commonly occurs with TRACHEOESOPHAGEAL FISTULA. Symptoms include excessive SALIVATION; GAGGING; CYANOSIS; and DYSPNEA.
The grafting of bone from a donor site to a recipient site.
Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.
The technique that deals with the measurement of the size, weight, and proportions of the human or other primate body.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.
Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
A departure from the normal gait in animals.
Nonexpendable apparatus used during surgical procedures. They are differentiated from SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, usually hand-held and used in the immediate operative field.
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be breathed in and blown out over a sustained interval such as 15 or 20 seconds. Common abbreviations are MVV and MBC.
Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.
The central part of the body to which the neck and limbs are attached.
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
Graphic displays of height and weight showing development over time.
Defective bone formation involving individual bones, singly or in combination.
An abnormal response to a stimulus applied to the sensory components of the nervous system. This may take the form of increased, decreased, or absent reflexes.
Persistent flexure or contracture of a joint.
The surgical fixation of a joint by a procedure designed to accomplish fusion of the joint surfaces by promoting the proliferation of bone cells. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Contractions of the abdominal muscles upon stimulation of the skin (superficial abdominal reflex) or tapping neighboring bony structures (deep abdominal reflex). The superficial reflex may be weak or absent, for example, after a stroke, a sign of upper (suprasegmental) motor neuron lesions. (Stedman, 25th ed & Best & Taylor's Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, 12th ed, p1073)
A dark-gray, metallic element of widespread distribution but occurring in small amounts; atomic number, 22; atomic weight, 47.90; symbol, Ti; specific gravity, 4.5; used for fixation of fractures. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The distance from the sole to the crown of the head with body standing on a flat surface and fully extended.
The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.
An autosomal dominant inherited disorder (with a high frequency of spontaneous mutations) that features developmental changes in the nervous system, muscles, bones, and skin, most notably in tissue derived from the embryonic NEURAL CREST. Multiple hyperpigmented skin lesions and subcutaneous tumors are the hallmark of this disease. Peripheral and central nervous system neoplasms occur frequently, especially OPTIC NERVE GLIOMA and NEUROFIBROSARCOMA. NF1 is caused by mutations which inactivate the NF1 gene (GENES, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1) on chromosome 17q. The incidence of learning disabilities is also elevated in this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1014-18) There is overlap of clinical features with NOONAN SYNDROME in a syndrome called neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome. Both the PTPN11 and NF1 gene products are involved in the SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION pathway of Ras (RAS PROTEINS).
A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.
Control of bleeding during or after surgery.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Abnormal passage between the ESOPHAGUS and the TRACHEA, acquired or congenital, often associated with ESOPHAGEAL ATRESIA.
COLLAGEN DISEASES characterized by brittle, osteoporotic, and easily fractured bones. It may also present with blue sclerae, loose joints, and imperfect dentin formation. Most types are autosomal dominant and are associated with mutations in COLLAGEN TYPE I.
A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)
Gait abnormalities that are a manifestation of nervous system dysfunction. These conditions may be caused by a wide variety of disorders which affect motor control, sensory feedback, and muscle strength including: CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or MUSCULAR DISEASES.
Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
The period following a surgical operation.
Excision of part of the skull. This procedure is used to treat elevated intracranial pressure that is unresponsive to conventional treatment.
Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
The largest of three bones that make up each half of the pelvic girdle.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Any adverse condition in a patient occurring as the result of treatment by a physician, surgeon, or other health professional, especially infections acquired by a patient during the course of treatment.
The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Computer systems or networks designed to provide radiographic interpretive information.
A genus of livebearing cyprinodont fish comprising the guppy and molly. Some species are virtually all female and depend on sperm from other species to stimulate egg development. Poecilia is used in carcinogenicity studies as well as neurologic and physiologic research.
The course of learning of an individual or a group. It is a measure of performance plotted over time.
Measurement of distances or movements by means of the phenomena caused by the interference of two rays of light (optical interferometry) or of sound (acoustic interferometry).
Injection of BONE CEMENTS into bone to treat bone lesions.
The period during a surgical operation.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Benign circumscribed tumor of spongy bone occurring especially in the bones of the extremities and vertebrae, most often in young persons. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Congenital or acquired asymmetry of the face.
Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the threshold of the skin to pain.
Two off-spring from the same PREGNANCY. They are from a single fertilized OVUM that split into two EMBRYOS. Such twins are usually genetically identical and of the same sex.
Disorders affecting TWINS, one or both, at any age.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially to induce anesthesia. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.
A type of ILEUS, a functional not mechanical obstruction of the INTESTINES. This syndrome is caused by a large number of disorders involving the smooth muscles (MUSCLE, SMOOTH) or the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A family composed of spouses and their children.
Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.
A deformed foot in which the foot is plantarflexed, inverted and adducted.
The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.
A mixture of metallic elements or compounds with other metallic or metalloid elements in varying proportions.
Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTY by PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.
External devices which hold wires or pins that are placed through one or both cortices of bone in order to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment. These devices allow easy access to wounds, adjustment during the course of healing, and more functional use of the limbs involved.
A genetic or pathological condition that is characterized by short stature and undersize. Abnormal skeletal growth usually results in an adult who is significantly below the average height.
The restriction of the MOVEMENT of whole or part of the body by physical means (RESTRAINT, PHYSICAL) or chemically by ANALGESIA, or the use of TRANQUILIZING AGENTS or NEUROMUSCULAR NONDEPOLARIZING AGENTS. It includes experimental protocols used to evaluate the physiologic effects of immobility.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The period before a surgical operation.
Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.
Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
An autosomal dominant disorder of CONNECTIVE TISSUE with abnormal features in the heart, the eye, and the skeleton. Cardiovascular manifestations include MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE, dilation of the AORTA, and aortic dissection. Other features include lens displacement (ectopia lentis), disproportioned long limbs and enlarged DURA MATER (dural ectasia). Marfan syndrome is associated with mutations in the gene encoding fibrillin, a major element of extracellular microfibrils of connective tissue.
The appearance of the face that is often characteristic of a disease or pathological condition, as the elfin facies of WILLIAMS SYNDROME or the mongoloid facies of DOWN SYNDROME. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Individuals' concept of their own bodies.
Malformations of organs or body parts during development in utero.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
The neck muscles consist of the platysma, splenius cervicis, sternocleidomastoid(eus), longus colli, the anterior, medius, and posterior scalenes, digastric(us), stylohyoid(eus), mylohyoid(eus), geniohyoid(eus), sternohyoid(eus), omohyoid(eus), sternothyroid(eus), and thyrohyoid(eus).
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
Assessment of sensory and motor responses and reflexes that is used to determine impairment of the nervous system.
Antifibrinolytic hemostatic used in severe hemorrhage.
The amount of mineral per square centimeter of BONE. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY or TOMOGRAPHY, X RAY COMPUTED. Bone density is an important predictor for OSTEOPOROSIS.
The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Reinfusion of blood or blood products derived from the patient's own circulation. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Acquired, familial, and congenital disorders of SKELETAL MUSCLE and SMOOTH MUSCLE.

Townes-Brocks syndrome. (1/1119)

Townes-Brocks syndrome (TBS) is an autosomal dominant disorder with multiple malformations and variable expression. Major findings include external ear anomalies, hearing loss, preaxial polydactyly and triphalangeal thumbs, imperforate anus, and renal malformations. Most patients with Townes-Brocks syndrome have normal intelligence, although mental retardation has been noted in a few.  (+info)

Hyper-IgE syndrome with recurrent infections--an autosomal dominant multisystem disorder. (2/1119)

BACKGROUND: The hyper-IgE syndrome with recurrent infections is a rare immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent skin and pulmonary abscesses and extremely elevated levels of IgE in serum. Associated facial and skeletal features have been recognized, but their frequency is unknown, and the genetic basis of the hyper-IgE syndrome is poorly understood. METHODS: We studied 30 patients with the hyper-IgE syndrome and 70 of their relatives. We took histories, reviewed records, performed physical and dental examinations, took anthropometric measurements, and conducted laboratory studies. RESULTS: Nonimmunologic features of the hyper-IgE syndrome were present in all patients older than eight years. Seventy-two percent had the previously unrecognized feature of failure or delay of shedding of the primary teeth owing to lack of root resorption. Common findings among patients were recurrent fractures (in 57 percent of patients), hyperextensible joints (in 68 percent), and scoliosis (in 76 percent of patients 16 years of age or older). The classic triad of abscesses, pneumonia, and an elevated IgE level was identified in 77 percent of all patients and in 85 percent of those older than eight. In 6 of 23 adults (26 percent), IgE levels declined over time and came closer to or fell within the normal range. Autosomal dominant transmission of the hyper-IgE syndrome was found, but with variable expressivity. Of the 27 relatives at risk for inheriting the hyper-IgE syndrome, 10 were fully affected, 11 were unaffected, and 6 had combinations of mild immunologic, dental, and skeletal features of the hyper-IgE syndrome. CONCLUSIONS: The hyper-IgE syndrome is a multisystem disorder that affects the dentition, the skeleton, connective tissue, and the immune system. It is inherited as a single-locus autosomal dominant trait with variable expressivity.  (+info)

The immediate effect of a Boston brace on lung volumes and pulmonary compliance in mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (3/1119)

Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is known to result in lung volume and pulmonary compliance reduction. Boston brace treatment of IS is an additional factor causing restrictive respiratory syndrome due to external chest wall compression. Nevertheless, the immediate effect of Boston bracing on the pulmonary compliance of scoliotic patients has not been studied systematically. Spirometric and plethysmographic lung volumes, static lung compliance (C(ST)(L)) and specific lung compliance (C(ST)(L)/functional residual capacity) of 15 scoliotic adolescents (14 females and 1 male, of mean age 14.1+/-1.67 years, with mean Cobb angle 24.1 degrees+/-7.88 degrees) were recorded twice, in a random sequence: once without the Boston brace (nBB) and once immediately after wearing the brace (BB). Our findings showed that bracing reduced vital capacity, residual volume, functional residual capacity (FRC), total lung capacity, and forced expiratory volume in 1s in a proportional and significant way (P < 0.001). C(ST)(L) was also significantly reduced (P < 0.001), but C(ST)(L)/FRC remained unaltered. All BB and nBB indices were highly correlated. We concluded that Boston bracing in IS patients results in an immediate, predictable, and uniform reduction of lung volumes and pulmonary compliance. The reduction of C(ST)(L) under bracing conditions was related to the decrease of lung volume; the C(ST)(L)/FRC remained unaltered.  (+info)

Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation for the treatment of severe scoliosis. (4/1119)

In a multicentric study, 36 cases (40 curves) of severe scoliosis were analysed; 19 were idiopathic and 17 neurological, Cobb angles ranged from 70 degrees to 145 degrees, all had undergone three-rod Cotrel-Dubousset (CD) instrumentation. The correction on the frontal plane achieved more than 50% of the preoperative angle (53.9% for idiopathic curves and 55.6% for neurological ones). On the sagittal plane the pathological shape of the spine was reduced and distinctly ameliorated. In ten patients, the authors successfully applied a technique, alternative to the original one, which was based on the use of two or three screws in the lumbar area, one supplementary pedicle transverse claw on the cranial area and two rods connected by a domino, instead of a single rod (the longer one applied on the concave side). The main complications were: one case of infection, three of vascular compression of the duodenum, one of crank-shaft phenomenon and one laminar hook displacement. The excellent result achieved in both, idiopathic and neurological severe and stiff scoliosis shows the efficacy, reliability and versatility of CD three-rod instrumentation.  (+info)

Long-term three-dimensional changes of the spine after posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (5/1119)

This is a prospective study comparing the short- and long-term three-dimensional (3D) changes in shape, length and balance of the spine after spinal instrumentation and fusion in a group of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. The objective of the study was to evaluate the stability over time of the postoperative changes of the spine after instrumentation with multi rod, hook and screw instrumentation systems. Thirty adolescents (average age: 14.5+/-1.6 years) undergoing surgery by a posterior approach had computerized 3D reconstructions of the spine done at an average of 3 days preoperatively (stage I), and 2 months (stage II) and 2,5 years (stage III) after surgery, using a digital multi-planar radiographic technique. Stages I, II and III were compared using various geometrical parameters of spinal length, curve severity, and orientation. Significant improvement of curve magnitude between stages I and II was documented in the frontal plane for thoracic and lumbar curves, as well as in the orientation of the plane of maximum deformity, which was significantly shifted towards the sagittal plane in thoracic curves. However, there was a significant loss of this correction between stages II and III. Slight changes were noted in apical vertebral rotation, in thoracic kyphosis and in lumbar lordosis. Spinal length and height were significantly increased at stage II, but at long-term follow-up spinal length continued to increase while spinal height remained similar. These results indicate that although a significant 3D correction can be obtained after posterior instrumentation and fusion, a significant loss of correction and an increase in spinal length occur in the years following surgery, suggesting that a crankshaft phenomenon may be an important factor altering the long-term 3D correction after posterior instrumentation of the spine for idiopathic scoliosis.  (+info)

Complications of scoliosis surgery in children with myelomeningocele. (6/1119)

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether the high incidence of complications in scoliosis surgery in myelomeningocele (MMC) could be attributed to the surgical technique and whether improvements were possible. Between 1984 and 1996, 77 patients with MMC and scoliosis were treated surgically. The clinical and radiological follow-up ranged from 1 to 10 years with a mean follow-up of 3.6 years. The mean age at time of surgery was 12 years 8 months. The average preoperative scoliosis measured 90.20 degrees and was corrected by 47%. The first four patients were stabilized with Harrington rods after anterior correction with a Zielke device (group 1). Twenty-five patients were operated only from posterior, using Cotrel-Dubousset (CD) instrumentation (group 2). In 13 patients an anterior release and discectomy was performed prior to CD posterior instrumentation (group 3). In 26 patients (group 4) this was combined with an anterior instrumentation. The 9 patients of group 5 had congenital vertebral malformations which made a special treatment necessary. Complications could be divided into hardware problems, such as implant failure, dislocation or pseudarthrosis, infections, anesthetic, and neurologic complications. Hardware problems were seen in 29% of all patients. More hardware problems were seen with the Harrington rod (75%) and after solitary posterior instrumentation (30%). The occurrence of pseudarthrosis was dependent on the surgical technique, the extent of posterior spondylodesis, and lumbosacral fusion. Patients with hardware problems had a mean loss of correction of 49% compared to 13% in the other patients. Depending on the different surgical techniques a loss of more than 30% was seen in 12-75% of the cases. Early postoperative shunt failure occurred in four cases; delayed failure - after more than 1 year - in three cases. One patient died within 1 day due to an acute hydrocephalus, another died after 2 1/2 years because of chronic shunt insufficiency with herniation. Wound problems were not dependent on the surgical technique, but on the extent of posterior spondylodesis and the lumbosacral fusion. Based on this analysis we believe our current practice of instrumented anterior and posterior fusion is justified. Further, we are very careful to check shunt function prior to acute correction of spinal deformity.  (+info)

Prenatal sonographic features of spondylocostal dysostosis and diaphragmatic hernia in the first trimester. (7/1119)

Spondylocostal dysostosis is a congenital disorder characterized by multiple malformations of the vertebrae and ribs. We describe the sonographic features of an affected fetus at 12 and 14 weeks of gestation. The fetus had thoracic scoliosis, multiple vertebral and rib malformations and a grossly dilated stomach that had herniated into the chest through a left-sided diaphragmatic hernia. The stomach spanned the whole length of the fetal trunk.  (+info)

Complement activation and increased systemic and pulmonary vascular resistance indices during infusion of postoperatively drained untreated blood. (8/1119)

In nine healthy young patients, operated on for thoracic scoliosis, a pulmonary artery catheter was inserted for the study of haemodynamic variables and blood sampling during autologous transfusion of postoperatively drained blood. At 1-3 h after wound closure, 10 ml kg/body weight of drained untreated blood from the wound was collected and recirculated over a l-h period. The concentration of the complement activation product, C3bc, increased from a mean of 5.4 (SD 1.5) AU ml-1 before infusion to 11.1 (3.9) AU ml-1 during infusion and then returned to 7.8 (2.8) AU ml-1 after infusion. The concentration of the terminal complement complex (TCC) increased from 0.5 (0.2) to 1.3 (0.5) AU ml-1 and was reduced to 0.7 (0.3) AU ml-1 after infusion. Only TCC exceeded the reference values which are 14 AU ml-1 for C3bc and 1.0 AU ml-1 for TCC. Pulmonary vascular resistance index concomitantly increased from a mean of 130 (SD 52) to 195 (88) dyn s cm-5 m-2 and was reduced to 170 (86) dyn s cm-5 m-2 after infusion. Systemic vascular resistance index increased from a mean of 1238 (SD 403) to 1349 (473) dyn s cm-5 m-2 and returned to 1196 (401) dyn s cm-5 m-2 after infusion. White blood cell count (WCC) increased from 14.4 (4.3) x 10(9) litre-1 before infusion to 17.8 (7.2) x 10(9) litre-1 during and after infusion. No change in platelet count during infusion was observed. There were no differences in WCC or platelet count between mixed venous or peripheral arterial blood. Pulmonary and systemic vascular resistance indices may be influenced by activated complement in drained untreated blood when it is recirculated.  (+info)

High Satisfaction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients on Enhanced Discharge Pathway J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Mar; 40(3):e166-e170. . View in PubMed. Scoliosis-specific exercises: A state of the Art Review Spine Deform. 2020 Feb 24. . View in PubMed. Surgical Outcomes, Complications, and Long-Term Functionality for Free Vascularized Fibula Grafts in the Pediatric Population: A 17-Year Experience and Systematic Review of the Literature J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Feb 23. . View in PubMed. Comparison of Ponte Osteotomies and 3-Column Osteotomies in the Treatment of Congenital Spinal Deformity J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Nov/Dec; 39(10):495-499. . View in PubMed. Side Plank Pose Exercises for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119887720. . View in PubMed. Stomaching the pain of spinal fusion: gastrointestinal discomfort is as severe as back pain in 50% of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients following posterior spinal fusion J Child Orthop. 2018 Oct 01; ...
Email: [email protected] Scoliosis Research Society Announces the Launch of SRS iExperience. Milwaukee, WI (September 23, 2020) - The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced the launch of SRS iExperience. These interactive online courses are designed to be highly interactive, media rich courses that include direct instruction, animation, surgical techniques, interactive practice with feedback, and self-assessment. This new format hopes to bring personalized learning to spine deformity surgeons around the world, building competency and confidence in performing both surgical and non- surgical procedures.. The first iExperience course, focused on Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS), is now available on the SRS learning platform, BrightSpace. EOS module was created by an international editorial team (Laurel Blakemore, Sumeet Garg, Lawrence Haber, Brice Illharreborde, Ying Li and Muharrem Yazici) with the consultancy of Valugen. Procedures within the EOS course are: casting, growing rods, and hemivertebrae ...
Introduction Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is present in 2% to 4% of children between 10 and 16 years of age.1 It is recognized as a complex three-dimensional (3D) deformation of the spine with lateral deviation in the coronal plane, alternation of the kyphosis/lordosis in the sagittal plane and rotation of the vertebrae in the axial plane.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparison of the lowest instrumented, stable, and lower end vertebrae in single overhang thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. T2 - Anterior versus posterior spinal fusion. AU - Kuklo, Timothy R.. AU - OBrien, Michael F.. AU - Lenke, Lawrence G.. AU - Polly, David W.. AU - Sucato, Daniel S.. AU - Richards, B. Stephens. AU - Lubicky, John. AU - Ibrahim, Kamal. AU - Kawakami, Noriaki. AU - King, Andrew. PY - 2006/9. Y1 - 2006/9. N2 - STUDY DESIGN. A retrospective multicenter study. OBJECTIVE. To investigate the relationship between the lowest instrumented, stable, and lower end vertebrae in patients with single overhang thoracic (main thoracic) curves treated with anterior or posterior spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA. Previous studies have shown saving fusion levels with anterior spinal fusion, as opposed to posterior spinal fusion; however, to our knowledge, none of these studies evaluated the relative position to the lower end vertebra to compare study ...
In the hopes of helping parents whose infant or young children are diagnosed with progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis, it would be a good idea for us to keep a running list of doctors who are known to treat infant/young children with serial corrective casts. If any of you are aware of more doctors, please add to the list. Many a parent whose infant child has progressed to surgery is painfully aware of the inadequacy of the status quo of watchful waiting/plastic bracing in the
In the hopes of helping parents whose infant or young children are diagnosed with progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis, it would be a good idea for us to keep a running list of doctors who are known to treat infant/young children with serial corrective casts. If any of you are aware of more doctors, please add to the list. Many a parent whose infant child has progressed to surgery is painfully aware of the inadequacy of the status quo of watchful waiting/plastic bracing in the
TY - JOUR. T1 - Lumbar curve is stable after selective thoracic fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. T2 - A 20-year follow-up. AU - Larson, A. Noelle. AU - Fletcher, Nicholas D.. AU - Daniel, Cindy. AU - Richards, B. Stephens. PY - 2012/5/1. Y1 - 2012/5/1. N2 - STUDY DESIGN.: A retrospective cohort study comparing long-term clinical and radiographical outcomes using selective thoracic instrumented fusion versus long instrumented fusion for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate long-term behavior of the lumbar curve in patients with AIS treated with selective thoracic fusion and to assess clinical outcome measures in this patient population compared with those patients treated with fusion in the lumbar spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Selective thoracic fusion for the treatment of AIS preserves motion segments, but leaves residual lumbar deformity. Long-term results of selective fusion using segmental fixation are limited. METHODS.: Nineteen ...
Repeated radiation exposure during adolescence, specifically to the breast and thyroid gland, has been previously reported to be associated with the development of cancers; however, the exact correlation between radiation dose in children and adolescents is poorly understood. Our findings reveal a higher incidence of endometrial and breast cancer in our AIS cohort compared to the age-matched population in Denmark. Although previous studies have shown an increased breast cancer and breast cancer death in patients exposed to radiation for spinal deformities, this is the first study reporting the incidence of endometrial and breast cancer in a relatively healthy population of adolescent females after radiation exposure during the 1980s and 1990s. Looking at the total number of radiographic examinations, the patients who developed cancer had on average more…examinations than the cohort in general, the authors explain.. Further, the study showed that patients who developed endometrial cancers ...
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Classification of the spinal deformity in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains two-dimensional (2D) as the spinal radiographs remain the mainstay in clinical evaluation of the disease. 3D classification systems are proposed, however are time consuming. We here aim to evaluate the clinical application of a 3D classification system by the use of only posterior-anterior and lateral radiographs in Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Forty Lenke 1 AIS were classified by five observers following a three-step flowchart, developed based on our previous 3D classification system. This 3D classification characterizes the curve in the frontal and sagittal views and infers the third dimension with rules based on prior data to determine the 3D subtypes of the curve. Repeated rating was performed for 20 randomly selected patients in the same cohort. In addition to the classification by the raters, the 3D model of the spines were generated to determine the actual curve subtype based on the algorithm
REFERENCES. 1. Haher TR, Merola A, Zipnick RI, Gorup J, Mannor D, Orchowski J. (1995) Meta-analysis of surgical outcome in adolescent idiopathicscoliosis. A 35-year English literature review of 11,000 patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1995;20(14):1575-84. [ Links ] 2. Terheyden JH, Wetterkamp M, Gosheger G, Bullmann V, Lijenqvist U, Lange T, et al. Predictors of shoulder level after spinal fusion in adolescente idiopathic scoliosis. Eur Spine J. 2016;27(2):370-80. [ Links ] 3. Qiu XS, Ma WW, Li WG, Wang B, Yu Y, Zhu ZZ, et al. Discrepancy between radiographic shoulder balance and cosmetic shoulder balance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with double thoracic curve. Eur Spine J. 2009;18(1):45-51. [ Links ] 4. Andújar ALF, Rocha LEMR, Menezes CM. Surgical Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and the Selection of Fusion Levels. Aospine master series. 2017. [ Links ] 5. Zheng CK, Kan WS, Li P, Zhao ZG, Li K. Treatment for severe idiopathic upper thoracic scoliosis in ...
Study design: Case-Control Study Objectives: To analyse global sagittal alignment including the cranial center of mass (CCOM) and proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients treated with posterior instrumentation. Summary of background data: PJK plays an important role in the global sagittal alignment in AIS patients. Maintaining the head above the pelvis allows for a minimization of energy expense in ambulation and upright posture. Numerous studies have been performed to understand PJK phenomena in AIS patients. However, to our knowledge, no study performed on AIS patients included the head in the analysis of global sagittal alignment and PJK. Methods: This study included 85 AIS patients and 51 asymptomatic adolescents. Low-dose bi-planar X-rays were acquired for each subject preoperatively and at two years follow up. Two global sagittal alignment parameters were calculated, i.e. the angle between the vertical and the line joining the center of the ...
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, affecting approximately 2% to 4% of adolescents. The incidence of scoliosis is about the same in males and females; however, females have up to a 10-fold greater risk of curve progression. Although most youths with scoliosis will not develop clinical symptoms, scoliosis can progress to rib deformity and respiratory compromise, and can cause significant cosmetic problems and emotional distress for some patients. For decades, scoliosis screenings were a routine part of school physical examinations in adolescents. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend against routine scoliosis screening in asymptomatic adolescents, concluding that harm from screening outweighs the benefit because screenings expose many low-risk adolescents to unnecessary radiographs and referrals. In contrast, the Scoliosis Research Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, and
The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) continues to be fully committed to education with great efforts to promote our societys international presence and our members expertise in all we do. There have been significant efforts over the past year and these are highlighted below. As the Education Council Chairman, I have been proud to watch all of the great accomplishments that have taken place in the committees under this council: Awards & Scholarships, CME, Education, E-Text, Global Outreach, IMAST, Patient Education, Program, Website, World Wide Conferences and committees. Separate reports from the Global Outreach and IMAST committees are in the current newsletter.. The Awards Committee, chaired by Stephen J. Lewis, MD, MSc, FRCSC carried on the SRS tradition of recognizing important contributors to the society and to the field of spinal deformity surgery. This years Lifetime Achievement award winners were Vernon T. Tolo, MD and Robert B. Winter MD; two icons in the field of spine deformity. ...
describes the treatment of adult idiopathic scoliosis with acupuncture and cupping at a Veterans Administration (VA) Department of Whole Health in Fargo, North Dakota. [Access requires a subscription.] This research was supported with the resources and the use of facilities at the Fargo VA. To the authors of the article, the results indicate that more research is needed on the efficacy of TCM [Traditional Chinese Medicine] for treating adult idiopathic scoliosis.. My takeaway is different. To me, the article confirms that the ideology of so-called integrative medicine is firmly imbedded in the VA and that veterans are being subjected to unethical, time-consuming, and worthless treatments that pose risks without the possibility of benefit. These treatments are being foisted upon veterans by health care providers who do not have sufficient knowledge of even the most basic medical facts behind their patients presenting condition. All of this, by the way, is being done on the taxpayers ...
The temporary muscular paralysis of the PM leads to radiological changes in the spinal deformity of thoracolumbar AIS. These radiographic changes were a significant improvement (lesser curve) in thoracic and lumbar Cobbs angle and a non-significant thoracic and significant lumbar derotation (changes in Nash and Moes classification), and a non-significant small average change in rib vertebra angles with an improvement on the convex side and a deterioration on the concave side. These changes were as expected better in the lumbar region, since the primary effect is in the lumbar region, thus having subsequent less change in the thoracic region as seen in Fig. 2. This implies that the spine muscles do play a role in maintaining the human adolescent idiopathic scoliosis by the muscle contraction or pull by the PM, which was to be expected if the muscle pull by contraction was released in the lumbar area with subsequent effect in the thoracic area as hypnotized earlier. We prescribed the ...
OBJECTIVE: This report of one case illustrates the potential effect of chiropractic manipulative therapy on back pain and curve progression in the at-risk, skeletally immature patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 15-year-old girl experienced right thoracic scoliosis for 4 years. She received regular (medical) rehabilitation and brace treatment for 4 years, but the curvature of the thoracic spine still progressed. The Cobb angle was 46 degrees and surgical intervention was suggested to prevent significant deformity, which may be accompanied by cardiopulmonary compromise.. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: This patient was treated with spinal manipulation two times per week for 6 weeks at the outset, which was gradually decreased in frequency. After 18 months of consecutive treatment, follow-up radiographs and examinations were conducted. The Cobb angle decreased by 16 degrees. Meanwhile, the patients lower backache eased and there was also an improvement in defecation ...
The first aim of this Database Registry is to maintain a prospective multicenter series of patients treated surgically for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Patients from multiple scoliosis centers around the U.S., as well as a center in Germany, will be enrolled with comprehensive analysis of the curve pattern being treated, as well as the type of surgery performed. The outcome of each surgical treatment will be analyzed. This will allow the frequency of various curve types to be determined, as well as the frequency of various surgical approaches utilized for each curve pattern ...
The Scoliosis Research Society honored Juergen Harms, MD, and Alberto Ponte, MD, with the 2019 SRS Lifetime Achievement Award on Sept. 19.
13 year old female with thoracic and lumbar pain from Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. The patient had a significant rib hump due to the spinal curvature. Dr Robert Pashman performed posterior spinal fusion.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a prevalent condition mainly affecting females with disease onset at early puberty. It can lead to serious health problems and is associated with low bone mass which can persist with growth. Osteopenia is found to be an important prognostic factor for curve progression in AIS. Nutritional studies indicated AIS subjects had low dietary calcium intake. Evidences suggested that Vit D insufficiency could be present in AIS. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation can therefore be a viable treatment option for low bone mass in AIS subjects. The primary objective of this prospective randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial is to find out whether calcium and vitamin D supplementation can improve bone mineral density (BMD) in osteopenic AIS subjects. The secondary objective of this study is to evaluate whether the supplementation is effective in controlling curve progression in AIS ...
Abstract: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is defined as curvature of spine in the coronal plane with a Cobb angle of more than 10°. AIS affects 1-3% of children younger than 16 years of age. Less than 20% of those children will progress to severe deformity requiring interventions. Screening with clinical examination and selective radiographic assessment seems to be a cost-effective approach to filter specialist referrals but current literature is controversial. Evidence supports brace management of AIS for skeletally immature patients with primary scoliosis measuring 25°-40. The risk reduction for progression to the surgical range (deformity greater than 50 degrees) is 56%. Timely diagnosis and evidence-based brace management of AIS seem likely to reduce the surgical burden. The implementation of screening guidelines at the primary care level is a critical step ...
14-year-old female adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Patient had a severe thoracic scoliosis and huge right thoracic hump. Normal neurological examination.
Synonyms and related keywords: abnormal curvature, bends, lateral curvature, curved spinal, spinal curvature, postural scoliosis, structural scoliosis, Dickson classification, Heuter-Volkman law, infantile idiopathic scoliosis, juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis, angle of trunk rotation, ATR, Ponseti-Friedman classification, King-Moe classification, Lenke classification, Cobb-Webb technique, Cobb angle, Cobb-Webb angle, Nash-Moe ...
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Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis comment on the positive effects of compliance counseling that motivated kids to wear their braces.
Founded by Patients, for Patients The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis. Cervical or Lumbar Kyphosis is not Scoliosis. These scoliosis cases fall into two groups: Nonstructural Scoliosis and Structural Scoliosis. On the other hand, structural scoliosis involves both a lateral curvature and rotation of the vertebrae.Unlike functional scoliosis, structural scoliosis does alter the spines structure. [4] Patient-reported side effects immediately after chiropractic scoliosis treatment: a cross-sectional survey utilizing a practice-based research network, Your email address will not be published. Structural Scoliosis is determined by your genetics and/or as a result of fused joints. Scoliosis Specific Exercise are designed to balance scoliosis curves. Non-structural scoliosis (functional or postural ...
This 18-year-olds lateral x-ray shows a 102-degree kyhpotic curve related to severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The actual degree of the kyphotic curvature is probably underestimated, because the rotation of the spine (scoliosis-related) makes it difficult to see the vertebral bodies.
Cheng, H.H.Y., Huang, Z.W., Cheung, J.C.C., Zheng, Y.P., Chow, D.H.K. (2013, February). The application of asymmetric loading for spine curvature correction in subjects with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. ISPO World Congress 2013, Hyderabad, India ...
In a case-control study a statistically significant association was recorded between the introduction of infants to heated indoor swimming pools and the development of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). In this paper, a neurogenic hypothesis is formulated to explain how toxins produced by chlorine in such pools may act deleteriously on the infants immature central nervous system, comprising brain and spinal cord, to produce the deformity of AIS. Through vulnerability of the developing central nervous system to circulating toxins, and because of delayed epigenetic effects, the trunk deformity of AIS does not become evident until adolescence. In mature healthy swimmers using such pools, the circulating neurotoxins detected are chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform. Cyanogen chloride and dichloroacetonitrile have also been detected. In infants, the putative portals of entry to the blood could be dermal, oral, or respiratory; and entry of such circulating small molecules
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years.
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that appears in late childhood or adolescence. Explore symptoms, inheritance, genetics of this condition.
The descriptor idiopathic provides ample evidence that risk factors or prevention strategies for developing adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) are limited.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Incidence, risk factors, and natural course of proximal junctional kyphosis. T2 - Surgical outcomes review of adult idiopathic scoliosis. minimum 5 years of follow-up. AU - Yagi, Mitsuru. AU - King, Akilah B.. AU - Boachie-Adjei, Oheneba. PY - 2012/8/1. Y1 - 2012/8/1. N2 - STUDY DESIGN. A retrospective case series of surgically treated patients with adult scoliosis. OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and natural course of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in a long-term follow-up of patients with adult idiopathic scoliosis undergoing long instrumented spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA. Although recent reports have showed the prevalence, clinical outcomes, and the possible risk factors of PJK, quite a few reports have showed long-term follow-up outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS. This is a retrospective review of the charts and radiographs of 76 consecutive patients with adult scoliosis treated with long instrumented spinal ...
Description of disease Structural scoliosis. Treatment Structural scoliosis. Symptoms and causes Structural scoliosis Prophylaxis Structural scoliosis
Diagnosis Code M41.02 information, including descriptions, synonyms, code edits, diagnostic related groups, ICD-9 conversion and references to the diseases index.
Summary: The SAQ is a valid measure of self‐image in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. It has higher correlation coefficient to curve magnitude than the SRS Appearance domain and total score. It also discriminates between patients who require surgery from those who do not.. Introduction: The Scoliosis Appearance Questionnaire (SAQ) was originally developed from the Walter Reed Visual Assessment Scale. Although the SAQ has been administered to a large sample of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated surgically, its psychometric properties have only been studied in a small sample of patients. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of the SAQ.. Methods: The SAQ was administered to patients seen in the clinic for evaluation of AIS. This included patients who were being observed, braced or scheduled for surgical treatment of their curves. The SAQ was administered concurrently with the Scoliosis Research Society‐22 (SRS‐22) questionnaire. Standard ...
BACKGROUND: The feasibility of conducting a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) evaluating the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercises (SSEs) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a large, multicentre trial of SSE treatment for patients with AIS, in comparison with standard care, and to refine elements of the study design. The objectives were to (1) update a systematic review of controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of SSE in AIS; (2) survey UK orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists to determine current practice, patient populations and equipoise; (3) randomise 50 adolescents to a feasibility trial of either usual care or SSE interventions across a range of sites; (4) develop, document and assess acceptability and adherence of interventions; (5) assess and describe training requirements of physiotherapists; and (6) gain user input in all relevant stages of
Publication date: November 2019Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Tracey P. Bastrom, Carrie E. Bartley, Peter O. Newton, Harms Study GroupAbstractStudy DesignObservational.ObjectiveTo examine changes in patient-reported two-year postoperative outcomes via the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)-24 Outcomes Instrument from 2001 through 2015.Summary of Background DataTechniques f...
Ahmad, T.S. (2011) Mahmood Merican Award for Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery Trainees in Malaysia. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 5 (3). pp. 35-37.. Boo, L.; Sofiah, S.; Selvaratnam, L.; Tai, C.C.; Belinda, P.M.; Kamarul , T. (2009) A preliminary study of human amniotic membrane as a potential chondrocyte carrier. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 3 (2). pp. 16-23.. Chan, C.K.; Goh, J.H.; Ng, W.M.; Kwan, M.K.; Merican, A.M.; Soong, K.L. (2010) Staged surgery for severe soft tissue and bone loss of the knee. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 4 (2). pp. 40-43. ISSN 1985-2533. Chan, C.K.; Merican, A.M.; Nawar, A.M.; Hanifah, Y.A.; Thong, K.L. (2010) Necrotising Fasciitis of the Lower Limb caused by Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 4 (3). pp. 36-38. ISSN 1985-2533. Chan, C.Y.; Saw, L.B.; Kwan, M.K. (2009) Comparison of Srs-24 and Srs-22 Scores in thirty eight adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients who had undergone surgical correction. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pulmonary function after thoracoplasty in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. AU - Chen, Shih Hao. AU - Huang, Tsung Jen. AU - Lee, Yan Yaw. AU - Hsu, Robert Wen Wei. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - The current study evaluated sequential pulmonary function tests prospectively at a minimum of 2 years after thoracoplasty in adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Twenty patients were divided into two groups: Group I (n=12) was comprised of patients who had posterior instrumented fusion with external thoracoplasty, and Group II (n=8) was comprised of patients who in addition to a posterior instrumented fusion, had an anterior release and fusion via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (n=4) or open thoracotomy (n=4) because of rigid severity. Forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in 1 second of percent predicted values in Group I declined 9% at 3 months postoperatively and returned to the preoperative baseline at 1 year. However, forced vital capacity and forced ...
Conservative Treatment:. The main goal of conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is to halt the progression of the scoliotic curve. There is much debate over which type of treatment is most effective in the conservative management of AIS. In the United States, the general course of care in patients with growth remaining is; watchful waiting, followed by bracing if there is a curve progression to greater than 25 degrees7. The main goal of bracing is to halt the progression of the curve until the patient reaches skeletal maturity7. There are many different types of braces used for treatment of scoliosis. These include but are not limited to: TriaC brace, SpineCor, Wilmington brace, Rosenberg brace, Boston brace, Charleston bending brace, and the Cheneau brace (click on names to be redirected to pictures). There are a few studies that show the longer the brace is worn, the more effective they are7.Physical therapy is the main treatment in European countries7. Physical therapy ...
Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is a compensatory result of cranial and sacral intraosseous dysfunction associated with asymmetric developmental deformation of the occiput, leading to dysfunction of the sphenobasilar synchondrosis. A female infant with progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis diagnosed at age 12 months (46.9° left scoliotic curve) initially received standard orthopedic care, including casting. The patient presented for osteopathic evaluation at age 14 months, at which time her scoliotic curve was 52°. The patient wore a Risser cast extending from T1-L5 at her first osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) visit, which included osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine. Her parents chose to have the cast removed at age 17 months, with a 23° curve remaining. For approximately 12 months, OMT was the only continued, consistent treatment, which occurred once per month. By 28 months of age, radiographs measured 0° of scoliosis. This case demonstrates that OMT can dramatically ...
Progressive idiopathic scoliosis can negatively influence the development and functioning of 2-3% of adolescents, with health consequences and economic costs, placing the disease in the centre of interest of the developmental medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Chêneau brace in the management of idiopathic scoliosis. A prospective observational study according to SOSORT and SRS recommendations comprised 79 patients (58 girls and 21 boys) with progressive idiopathic scoliosis, treated with Chêneau brace and physiotherapy, with initial Cobb angle between 20 and 45 degrees, no previous brace treatment, Risser 4 or more at the final evaluation and minimum one year follow-up after weaning the brace. Achieving 50° of Cobb angle was considered surgical recommendation. At follow-up 20 patients (25.3%) improved, 18 patients (22.8%) were stable, 31 patients (39.2%) progressed below 50 degrees and 10 patients (12.7%) progressed beyond 50 degrees (2 of these 10 patients
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Retrospective study. To evaluate the radiological results of fusion with segmental pedicle screw fixation in juvenile idiopathic scoliosis with a minimum 5-year follow-up. Progression of spinal deformity after posterior instrumentation an
As the worlds population ages, adult spinal deformity (ASD) is fast becoming a global spinal epidemic. Although accurate estimates are difficult, the prevalence is reported to be as high as 60% in individuals older than 60 years [1]. Adult deformity can be of two types. Adult idiopathic scoliosis represents patients who have a history of idiopathic scoliosis in childhood that present with symptoms related to degenerative arthritis within the curve. Degenerative or De novo scoliosis represents patients without preexisting spinal deformity who present with spinal deformity secondary to degenerative spinal changes [2]. It is hypothesized that asymmetric disc degeneration and facet arthritis with lateral and/or rotatory listhesis is responsible for the development of de novo scoliosis in adults. Usually, the age of presentation of patients with degenerative scoliosis is in the 6th decade. The typical presentation is either axial back pain or radiculopathy (radicular or neurogenic claudication). ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Improvement in Back and Leg Pain and Disability Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. T2 - Study of 324 Patients With 2-year Follow-up and the Impact of Surgery on Patient-reported Outcomes. AU - International Spine Study Group. AU - Verma, Ravi. AU - Lafage, Renaud. AU - Scheer, Justin. AU - Smith, Justin. AU - Passias, Peter. AU - Hostin, Richard. AU - Ames, Christopher. AU - Mundis, Gregory. AU - Burton, Douglas. AU - Kim, Han Jo. AU - Bess, Shay. AU - Klineberg, Eric Otto. AU - Schwab, Frank. AU - Lafage, Virginie. PY - 2019/2/15. Y1 - 2019/2/15. N2 - STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of a prospective, multicenter adult spinal deformity (ASD) database. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to quantify the change in disability reported for patients with radiculopathy as compared with patients with back pain only following ASD realignment surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Studies utilizing patient-reported outcomes (PROs) have shown that ASD patients suffer from significant ...
If a curve on the x-ray exceeds a Cobb angle of 20 degrees and the child is still growing, brace treatment is applied. Braces for scoliosis correction have been used since ancient times and are an irreplaceable part of the conservative treatment of scoliosis. The goal is to halt curve progression and to attempt to achieve a full or partial curve correction.. Currently different types and forms of bracing are being used in the world. Braces are custom crafted for each individual and must correspond to the patients spinal curve pattern in order to implement correction during a childs growth period. Bracing traditions in various countries differ . The first successes where achieved in the USA in the 1920s by the Milwaukee brace using a high frame construction and a halo ring under the chin. The form of this brace is however very uncomfortable for the patient, and the results of such brace treatment , from a current standpoint, are not sufficient. Nevertheless, in the USA , Milwaukee-type braces ...
Osteoblastoma is a rare and benign tumor which requires early diagnosis and surgical excision. Scoliosis is a common presentation following osteoblastoma. It is considered due to pain-provoked muscle spasm on the side of the lesion. Few researches about osteoblastoma combined with severe scoliosis have been reported. A 14-year-old girl presents with progressive scoliosis deformity for 3 years, with gradually appeared low back pain and numbness of left leg. Radiographic results showed osteoblastic mass at the left side of L3-L4 with severe scoliosis deformity, pelvic obliquity and spinal imbalance. The patient underwent posterior tumor excision, spinal decompression, scoliosis correction, spinal fusion with auto-graft and instrumentation from T8-S1. The mass was found to be osteoblastoma. The patient had a full neurological recovery with no aggravate of scoliosis or spinal imbalance during the follow-up. This case emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and surgical treatment of osteoblastoma. Early
Scoliosis screening has been practiced worldwide for several decades and has offered dependable data about the prevalence, etiology and natural course of idiopathic scoliosis [1]. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), in which abnormal structural curvature of the spine is the exclusive diagnosis, is reported only when other causes of scoliosis have been ruled out [2]. The gold standard to diagnose scoliosis is through radiographic examination, although several studies have indicated a relationship with surface back deformities measured by topography [3], a scoliometer, an integrated shape imaging system [4], and other methods. In terms of school screening, not only is radiographic examination expensive, but parents also worry about their children being exposed to too much radiation.. Vertebral rotations with subsequent rib deformity will cause trunk asymmetry. Adams bending test will display more prominent back hump. The Nash-Moe method [5] is one of the methods used to assess the extent of ...
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UNiD is the first patient-specific device cleared to treat degenerative spine conditions including scoliosis and other type of deformities, which represent a $2 billion market opportunity in the U.S. alone. According to the National Scoliosis Foundation, an estimated six million people in the U.S. have scoliosis. Each year scoliosis patients make more than 600,000 visits to private physician offices, and an estimated 38,000 patients undergo spinal fusion surgery. Adult spinal deformity surgery is likely to increase in frequency with as much as 32 percent of the adult population suffering from scoliosis and a prevalence of 60 percent among the elderly. Hospital costs of adult spinal deformity surgery can exceed $100,000 per patient. Revisions and reoperations place a large financial burden on the health care system - increasing the average cost of adult spinal deformity surgery by more than 70 percent. The market for revision surgeries is growing at a significant rate because of the number of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Treatment for frailty does not improve complication rates in corrective surgery for adult spinal deformity. AU - Yagi, Mitsuru. AU - Michikawa, Takehiro. AU - Hosogane, Naobumi. AU - Fujita, Nobuyuki. AU - Okada, Eijiro. AU - Suzuki, Satoshi. AU - Tsuji, Osahiko. AU - Nagoshi, Narihito. AU - Asazuma, Takashi. AU - Tsuji, Takashi. AU - Nakamura, Masaya. AU - Matsumoto, Morio. AU - Watanabe, Kota. PY - 2019/5/15. Y1 - 2019/5/15. N2 - Study Design.A retrospective multicenter database review of 240 consecutive patients at least 21 years of age (mean 58±17, range 22-79) who underwent surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD) and were followed at least 2 years.Objective.To investigate how treatment for frailty affects complications in surgery for ASD.Summary of Background Data.Several recent studies have focused on associations between frailty and surgical complications. However, it is not clear whether treating frailty affects complication rates in surgery for ASD.Methods.Patients ...
In adolescent idiopathic … The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 4 week physiotherapy programme on patients who were given a spinal orthosis for neuromuscular scoliosis. Intraoperative traction has shown improved curve correction in neuromuscular scoliosis surgery. , It is found to be superior to anterior release in terms of correction of both main curve and pelvic obliquity. This group was matched with 25 patients with AIS scoliosis. Scoliosis is a common deformity in neuromuscular disorders. Preliminary Safety and Tolerability of a Novel Subcutaneous Intrathecal Catheter System for Repeated Outpatient Dosing of Nusinersen to Children and Adults With Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Scoliosis is a type of spinal deformity where the the vertebrae of the spine have an excessive curve to one side (laterally when looking from the back). Chong HS, Moon ES, Park JO, Kim DY, Kho PA, Lee HM, Moon SH, Kim YS, Kim HS. Epub 2014 Dec 18. Results: Cerebral palsy; Idiopathic scoliosis; Pain ...
MAYET, Z; LUKHELE, M and MOHAMMED, N. Risser sign: trends in a South African population. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.4, pp.20-25. ISSN 2309-8309.. INTRODUCTION: In scoliosis management the five stages of the Risser sign on the iliac crest have been widely used as a tool to assess skeletal age and remaining spinal growth. However, as with other markers of skeletal age, it is under the influence of genetic and environmental factors. Proof of this was given by Risser, who observed that children in warmer climates developed earlier. Numerous other authors have also shown differences for other measures of maturity between different race groups. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed at determining the trends of Iliac crest apophyseal ossification as represented by the Risser sign in the South African population and how it compares with that published by Scoles et al in their population group. METHOD: Radiographs of patients between the ages of 8 to 20 years undergoing abdominal X-rays for ...
Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation for Scoliosis. Stehling L. ed. Common problems in pediatric anesthesia. 2nd ed. Chicago, Illinois: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc. 1992; 505-12 ...
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Scoli-RISK-1 is a multicenter prospective cohort designed to study neurologic outcomes following complex adult spinal deformity (ASD). The effect of unilateral versus bilateral postoperative motor deficits on the likelihood of long-term recovery has not been previously studied in this population. PURPOSE To evaluate whether bilateral postoperative neurologic deficits have a worse recovery than unilateral deficits. STUDY DESIGN Secondary analysis of a prospective, multicenter, international cohort study. METHODS In a cohort of 272 patients, neurologic decline was defined as deterioration of the American Spinal Injury Association Lower Extremity Motor Scores (LEMS) following surgery. Patients with lower extremity neurologic decline were grouped into unilateral and bilateral cohorts. Differences in demographics, surgical variables, and patient outcome measures between the two cohorts were analyzed. RESULTS A total of 265 patients had LEMS completed at discharge. Unilateral ...
Several signs of scoliosis in an adult are the same as those in an adolescent. Patients with scoliosis might notice that one shoulder appears to be higher than another. They might have an uneven waist and notice that their hips are not in line. One side of the body may show a prominence in the rib cage, and one shoulder blade may be more prominent than another. Scoliosis can make the torso tilt to one side and can even result in the legs seeming to be of unequal lengths.. Since scoliosis is a sideways curve, it is not usually obvious when viewing a patients profile. However, adults with scoliosis may lean forwards in order to try to stretch out the back, especially if a nerve in the spine is being pinched.. Patients with Adult Degenerative Scoliosis often experience back pain. The pain is usually located in the lower back (ie the lumbar region). In some cases, adults with scoliosis may also notice shooting pain in their legs.. While adult degenerative scoliosis may cause modest problems in many ...
Advances in pre-operative optimization, operative techniques and perioperative management have made surgical intervention a reasonable alternative for an increasing number of patients. Multiple investigators have reported substantial benefit of surgery with respect to pain, self-image, function, and ability to perform physical activities [10,15]. These benefits have been demonstrated despite the complexity of spinal realignment procedures and a substantial perioperative complication rate. There is a large body of evidence demonstrating positive mid- to long-term outcomes following surgical intervention for adult spinal deformity [16]. Yadla et al [10] found that operative intervention for adult spinal deformity is associated with improvement in both radiographic and clinical outcomes at a minimum 2-year follow-up. Similarly we have also found in our study that there was significant improvement in clinical as well as radiological parameters in our patient groups which has proven the benefits of ...
Institutional Review Board approval was obtained before initiating the study. A 73-year-old woman reported an improvement in pain in her back and buttocks following a cracking sound in her back. The patient described to have had back and buttock pain for several years as a result of her lumbar degenerative flat-back (Fig. 1A), for which she underwent deformity correction surgery (anterior lumbar interbody fusion of L2-L3-L4-L5-S1, pedicle subtraction osteotomy [PSO] at L4, and posterior screw fixation from T10 to pelvis) 33 months ago (Fig. 1B). Her pelvic parameters described in Table 1, were measured before deformity correction, 7 days postoperatively, and 1 year postoperatively, following RF and reoperation. Following the operation, the patient experienced back and buttock pain for which she regularly took medications. She described the pain that frequently felt heavy and stretched in her back and buttock, and also felt like being bulled her back posteriorly, which made her regret getting ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Paraspinal muscle size as an independent risk factor for proximal junctional kyphosis in patients undergoing thoracolumbar fusion. AU - Pennington, Zach. AU - Cottrill, Ethan. AU - Ahmed, A. Karim. AU - Passias, Peter. AU - Protopsaltis, Themistocles. AU - Neuman, Brian J. AU - Kebaish, Khaled M. AU - Ehresman, Jeff. AU - Westbroek, Erick M.. AU - Goodwin, Matthew L.. AU - Sciubba, Daniel. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - Objective: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a structural complication of spinal fusion in 5%.61% of patients treated for adult spinal deformity. In nearly one-third of these cases, PJK is progressive and requires costly surgical revision. Previous studies have suggested that patient body habitus may predict risk for PJK. Here, the authors sought to investigate abdominal girth and paraspinal muscle size as risk factors for PJK. Methods: All patients undergoing thoracolumbosacral fusion greater than 2 levels at a single institution over a 5-year period with ...
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of bracing in patients with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS) at either skeletal maturity or time of scoliosis surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: JIS is generally thought to have poor outcomes with high rates of surgical fusion. METHODS: All patients with JIS between the ages of 4 and 10 years treated with a brace at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) between 1989 and 2011 were eligible. Data were collected from patient health records until either 2 years after skeletal maturity or date of surgery. RESULTS: The average age at diagnosis of 88 patients with JIS was 8.4 ± 1.4 years, with a female to male ratio of approximately 8:1. Pretreatment, Risser score was zero for 80 patients (91%); 72 (92%) of the females were premenarche; and primary Cobb angles ranged from 20° to 71°. Of the 88 patients, 60 (68%) had used a thoracolumbosacral orthosis exclusively; 28 (32%) patients used other braces (Milwaukee,
Existence of a proper jaw line in individuals is one of the most desired attributes for personality judgement since ages. Some may be blessed with attractive jaw lines and some may not be that lucky. Some may have lost their proper jaw formation due to injuries, accidents etc. For those unfortunate individuals, jaw correction surgery or orthognathic surgery (medical term) is a boon that is brought about by advancements in the dental field. It is a surgical procedure done to realign the deformed jaw structure to acquire facial symmetry and to treat deformations. Corrective jaw surgery helps to treat wide range of conditions as explained below in this blog.. Asymmetry of jaws - It is a condition in which there are non uniformities within the upper and lower jaws or left and right side of jaws causing discomfort. This may happen due to un-uniform growth by age or due to injuries. This condition can be corrected by treatments that may include wearing an orthopaedic dental appliance, conditioning of ...
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Idiopathic scoliosis occurs when there is no known cause of the spinal curve; it is the most common type of scoliosis. If left untreated, can cause heart, lung, and other back problems. While some patients benefit from wearing a brace, patients with a curve around 50 degress must undergo a surgery called called posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation to stop the progression of the curve and stabilize the spine. It is important to understand the risks related to surgery as well as what happens before, during, and after the procedure is performed.
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SAN DIEGO, CA - July 10, 2017 - NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leading medical device company focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, today announced the Company is a leading sponsor of the Scoliosis Research Societys (SRS) International Meeting On Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) being held July 12-15, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. NuVasive will host hands-on workshops featuring the latest advanced technologies in treating scoliosis.. NuVasive workshops at the event will include the MAGEC® system, which utilizes innovative magnetic technology within adjustable growing rods to treat early-onset scoliosis (EOS); the Companys flagship XLIF® procedure, the only lateral approach procedure proven by over 10 years of clinical evidence; and the Integrated Global Alignment® (iGA) platform.. NuVasive will showcase spines fastest growing spinal deformity portfolio on the show floor at IMAST 2017, including the iGA platform. The ...
Dr. Heary is active in many professional societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves, the Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society, Lumbar Spine Research Society, Neurosurgical Society of America and the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He has held numerous leadership posts within those organizations including serving as Chairman of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves. Dr. Heary has also served as the President of both the New Jersey Neurosurgical Society and the New Jersey Spine Society for three years each. He is currently a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and is the President-elect of the Lumbar Spine Research Society (term begins in 2017 ...
Thoracic and lumbar fractures represent nearly 90% of traumatic spine injuries. Thoracolumbar region is susceptible to injury because of its location between the stiff kyphotic thoracic spine and the mobile lordotic lumbar region. To compare between short-segment fixation with screws into index level and long-segment fixation in maintaining angle of correction and pain. A prospective study included 91 patients, who had single-level thoracolumbar fracture with Cobbs angle ≤ 25° and underwent posterior fixation. Forty-four patients underwent short-segment fixation with screws into the index level, and 47 patients underwent long-segment fixation with skipped index level. The angle of correction, pain, and neurological state were regularly assessed. Forty-four patients (48.35%) had short segment and 47 (51.65%) had long-segment fixation. In the short segment group, the pre-operative mean Cobbs angle was 19.34° ± 3.63° and the angle of correction was 8.14° ± 1.9° after 1 year, while in the long
With the arrival of summer, June also heralds the start of Scoliosis Awareness Month. The Scoliosis Research Society declared this month a key time to focus on detection and early treatment for this condition, which affects nearly 3% of Americans. Typically detected between the ages of 10 and 15, scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. Curvature can range from mild to severe, and may cause pain, low self-esteem, and in severe cases, issues with movement or breathing. In children, bones are still growing and developing, which presents an opportunity to prevent further progression of scoliosis with a back brace. For teens and adults, however, the adult bone structure has set, and braces are not common interventions.. Early detection of scoliosis is the very best way to minimize progression of spinal curvature or the need for surgery later on. Methods of detection can include in-school screenings, regular pediatric physical exams, and evaluations by a DC ...
With the arrival of summer, June also heralds the start of Scoliosis Awareness Month. The Scoliosis Research Society declared this month a key time to focus on detection and early treatment for this condition, which affects nearly 3% of Americans. Typically detected between the ages of 10 and 15, scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. Curvature can range from mild to severe, and may cause pain, low self-esteem, and in severe cases, issues with movement or breathing. In children, bones are still growing and developing, which presents an opportunity to prevent further progression of scoliosis with a back brace. For teens and adults, however, the adult bone structure has set, and braces are not common interventions.. Early detection of scoliosis is the very best way to minimize progression of spinal curvature or the need for surgery later on. Methods of detection can include in-school screenings, regular pediatric physical exams, and evaluations by a DC ...
With the arrival of summer, June also heralds the start of Scoliosis Awareness Month. The Scoliosis Research Society declared this month a key time to focus on detection and early treatment for this condition, which affects nearly 3% of Americans. Typically detected between the ages of 10 and 15, scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. Curvature can range from mild to severe, and may cause pain, low self-esteem, and in severe cases, issues with movement or breathing. In children, bones are still growing and developing, which presents an opportunity to prevent further progression of scoliosis with a back brace. For teens and adults, however, the adult bone structure has set, and braces are not common interventions.. Early detection of scoliosis is the very best way to minimize progression of spinal curvature or the need for surgery later on. Methods of detection can include in-school screenings, regular pediatric physical exams, and evaluations by a DC ...
With the arrival of summer, June also heralds the start of Scoliosis Awareness Month. The Scoliosis Research Society declared this month a key time to focus on detection and early treatment for this condition, which affects nearly 3% of Americans. Typically detected between the ages of 10 and 15, scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. Curvature can range from mild to severe, and may cause pain, low self-esteem, and in severe cases, issues with movement or breathing. In children, bones are still growing and developing, which presents an opportunity to prevent further progression of scoliosis with a back brace. For teens and adults, however, the adult bone structure has set, and braces are not common interventions.. Early detection of scoliosis is the very best way to minimize progression of spinal curvature or the need for surgery later on. Methods of detection can include in-school screenings, regular pediatric physical exams, and evaluations by a DC ...
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Robert Rover, MD a San Francisco Bay Area spine surgeon is performing a surgical technique to bring better outcomes in scoliosis surgery, as reported by Beckers Spine Review.. Dr. Robert Rovner: 3 Points on a New Technique for Better Outcomes in Scoliosis Surgery. Written by Laura Dyrda. Robert Rovner, MD, MBA, a spine surgeon, has developed a new technique for scoliosis correction. He discusses some ways in which the traditional surgery fails and how this new technique could create better outcomes in the future.. How current techniques can still fail patients. When a patient presents a case with severe scoliosis, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. Early correction techniques involved fusions, but those procedures didnt correct the curve; they only prevented it from worsening. Technology has evolved so surgeons can perform instrumentation for curve correction as well. Surgeons insert rods and attach them to the spine to bring the spine segments to the rods. For a more natural ...
Bracing for scoliosis[edit]. Back braces are also commonly prescribed to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, as they may ... Pilot study to validate a scoliosis-specific instrument that measures quality of life and treatment effect. Scoliosis. 2007. 2( ... Use of a brace does not always control the scoliosis curvature. Indeed, the curvature in very aggressive scoliosis can continue ... Long-term results are also, largely, in the making.[clarification needed] SpineCor is also the only scoliosis brace for adults. ...
Everett CR, Patel RK (September 2007). "A systematic literature review of nonsurgical treatment in adult scoliosis". Spine. 32 ... "Manual therapy as a conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review". Scoliosis. 3: 2. doi ... There is very weak evidence for chiropractic care for adult scoliosis (curved or rotated spine)[121] and no scientific data for ... idiopathic adolescent scoliosis.[122] A 2007 systematic review found that few studies of chiropractic care for ...
... so most fusions are performed due to trauma or deformities like scoliosis and kyphosis.[3] ...
Scoliosis Research Society. References[edit]. *^ National Scoliosis Foundation. "Instrumentation Systems For Scoliosis Surgery" ... It entered common use in the early 1960s and remained the gold standard for scoliosis surgery until the late 1990s.[1] During ... Polio patients would sometimes develop scoliosis, a condition where the spine becomes curved laterally (from side to side).[5] ... In 1966, Harrington was one of the founding members of the Scoliosis Research Society, of which he later served as President ...
... and idiopathic scoliosis". Scoliosis. 1: 21. doi:10.1186/1748-7161-1-21. PMC 1769398. PMID 17176459. Jenkins RN, Osborne- ... have been linked to idiopathic scoliosis. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000162510 - Ensembl, May 2017 GRCm38: Ensembl ...
"Supine to standing Cobb angle change in idiopathic scoliosis: the effect of endplate pre-selection". Scoliosis. 9 (1): 16. doi: ... Scoliosis cases with Cobb angles between 40 and 50 degrees at skeletal maturity progress at an average of 10 to 15 degrees ... The Complete Scoliosis Surgery Handbook for Patients: An In-Depth and Unbiased Look Into What to Expect Before and During ... The Cobb angle is a measurement of bending disorders of the vertebral column such as scoliosis and traumatic deformities. It is ...
Scoliosis is identified in more than half of these patients. In most of the symptomatic patients, the spinal cord is split into ... scoliosis; and incontinence. In adulthood, the signs and symptoms often include progressive sensory and motor problems and loss ...
Dangerfield is associate editor of the journal Scoliosis. He is a past secretary and honorary member of The International ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Editorial Board". Scoliosis. 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged ...
... scoliosis; cervical hyperlordosis; thoracic hyperkyphosis; lumbar hyperlordosis; narrowing of the space available for the ...
She achieved a Phd in 1973 for her thesis on the aetiology of scoliosis, before becoming a reader in orthopaedics. She took ... She researched and wrote about clubfoot and scoliosis. Wynne-Davies was born in London in 1926. She attended Oswestry High ... Vanderpool, D. W.; James, J. I. P.; Wynne-Davies, Ruth (April 1969). "Scoliosis in the Elderly". JBJS. 51 (3): 446-455. doi: ... E & S Livingstone Wynne-Davis, Ruth (1973) Genetic and Other Factors in the Aetiology of Scoliosis. University of Edinburgh ...
"Scoliosis and Spinal Curvatures". Medtronic. Nowak JE (2019-12-05). Kishner S (ed.). "Scheuermann Disease". Medscape. McMaster ... Weiss HR, Goodall D (August 2008). "Rate of complications in scoliosis surgery - a systematic review of the Pub Med literature ... Lehnert-Schroth, Christa (2007). Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis: A Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the ... a system of physical therapy for scoliosis and related spinal deformities. It involves lying supine, placing a pillow under the ...
Scoliosis: Ascending the Curve. New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., 1999. Scoliosis. Boca Raton, FL: Scoliosis Association, ... Scoliosis is a three-dimensional curvature of the spine. Spinal fusion is when the discs of the spine are removed and replaced ... Minimally-invasive thoracic spinal fusion is one of the newest[when?] approaches to scoliosis surgery. Instead of a vertical ...
With the help of her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth, she developed a method to correct her moderate form of scoliosis using ... Christa Lehnert-Schroth: Three‑dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis: Physiotherapeutic Urban & Fischer, Stuttgart 2000 Weiss, ... Hans-Rudolf (2011-08-30). "The method of Katharina Schroth - history, principles and current development". Scoliosis. 6: 17. ...
Weiss, Hans-Rudolf; Goodall, Deborah (2008). "Rate of complications in scoliosis surgery - a systematic review of the Pub Med ... Lehnert-Schroth, Christa (2007). Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis: A Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the ... French Scoliosis Study Group (2018-09-01). "Posterior-only versus combined anterior/posterior fusion in Scheuermann disease: a ... Spinal fusion for kyphosis and scoliosis is an extremely invasive surgery. The risk of complications is estimated to be about ...
There is very weak evidence for chiropractic care for adult scoliosis (curved or rotated spine) and no scientific data for ... Everett CR, Patel RK (September 2007). "A systematic literature review of nonsurgical treatment in adult scoliosis". Spine. 32 ... Romano M, Negrini S (2008). "Manual therapy as a conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic ... review". Scoliosis. 3: 2. doi:10.1186/1748-7161-3-2. PMC 2262872. PMID 18211702. Hawk C, Khorsan R, Lisi AJ, Ferrance RJ, Evans ...
Scoliosis is a common spinal disease in which the spine has a curvature usually in the shape of the letter "C" or "S". This is ... Generally, if the hips or shoulders are uneven, or if the spine curves, it is due to scoliosis and should be seen by a doctor. ... "Scoliosis". New York Times. Ishimoto, Y.; Yoshimura, N.; Muraki, S.; Yamada, H.; Nagata, K.; Hashizume, H.; Takiguchi, N.; ... scoliosis, or even unusual sensations in the legs. The primary tumor has no known cause, although there are possible answers ...
In 1992, Charles d'Amato and Barry McCoy created a board on which scoliosis patients can be positioned in a way that corrected ... Fayssoux, Reginald S.; Cho, Robert H.; Herman, Martin J. (March 2010). "A History of Bracing for Idiopathic Scoliosis in North ... Providence brace is a nighttime spinal orthosis for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The brace is used ... Providence brace is among the treatments prescribed to slow or stop further curvature of the spine as scoliosis patients ...
There is no scientific data that supports the use of SMT for idiopathic adolescent scoliosis. Spinal manipulation is generally ... Romano M, Negrini S (2008). "Manual therapy as a conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic ... "A systematic literature review of nonsurgical treatment in adult scoliosis". Spine. 32 (19 Suppl): S130-4. doi:10.1097/BRS. ... review". Scoliosis. 3 (1): 2. doi:10.1186/1748-7161-3-2. PMC 2262872. PMID 18211702. Michaleff ZA, Lin CW, Maher CG, van Tulder ...
... scoliosis); muscle deformities (contractures of heels, legs; pseudohypertrophy of calf muscles) ...
Brissaud's scoliosis - a form of scoliosis giving "a list of the lumbar part of the spine away from the affected side in ... "Brissaud's scoliosis". Who Named It?. Retrieved 13 January 2007. Enersen, Ole Daniel. "Brissaud-Sicard syndrome". Who Named It ...
She is also a founder of the Straight UP! Scoliosis charity. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Texas A&M University ...
Idiopathic scoliosis The prognosis, diagnosis, and operative indications related to curve patterns and the age at onset, ... His clinical and research interests were in the surgery of the hand and the surgical treatment of scoliosis. James became ... British Volume 36-B, Issue 101 Feb 1954, 36-49 The management of infants with scoliosis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 57B ... James, J. I. P. (1954). "Idiopathic scoliosis". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume. 36-B (1): 36-49. doi: ...
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Sarwark is active in the Scoliosis Research Society and has served on its Education Committee, chaired the Fellowship C, Co- ... He is recognized leader in the evaluation, management, and research of scoliosis in children. Sarwark is active in numerous ... ". "Scoliosis Research Society". "Home". "AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental ...
"Scoliosis never stopped Martha Hunt from dreaming". India Times. Retrieved 6 February 2020. "'Victoria's Secret Swim Special': ... Hunt has a diagnosis of scoliosis. Speaking of her surgical scars, Hunt had stated "Scars are uniquely beautiful, and they tell ... Bacardi, Francesca (June 26, 2015). "Model Martha Hunt Opens Up About Scoliosis, Free People and Going "Stir-Crazy" in New York ... "Martha's Story: Walking Straight Down the Runway , Scoliosis Research Society". Hunt, Martha [@MarthaHunt] ( ...
Martinez has scoliosis. In September 2020, Martinez became engaged to his "non-showbiz" girlfriend, Mikaela. The couple also ... "Alfonso Martinez Cannot Lose Much Weight Because of Scoliosis". Retrieved 2009-01-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter ...
For instance, the general age of onset for the spinal disease scoliosis is "10-15 years old," meaning that most people develop ... "National Scoliosis Foundation". Kirkpatrick, Susan; Locock, Louise; Farre, Albert; Ryan, Sara; Salisbury, Helen; McDonagh, ... scoliosis when they are of an age between ten and fifteen years. Diseases are often categorized by their ages of onset as ...
"The Scoliosis Association UK is delighted to announce a new Royal Patron". Scoliosis Association UK. 15 October 2020. Retrieved ... Vokes-Dudgeon, Sophie (30 June 2018). "Princess Eugenie bravely shares scoliosis X-rays revealing metal pins and rods in her ... In October 2020, Eugenie became patron of the Scoliosis Association UK. The Duke of York's Office at Buckingham Palace ... Gonzales, Erica (12 October 2018). "Eugenie's Wedding Dress Showed Her Scars from Scoliosis Surgery". Harper's BAZAAR. ...
Scoliosis is frequent. Intelligence remains normal. Many patients die in infancy and childhood. Lack of flare with intradermal ... scoliosis), poor bone quality and increased risk of bone fractures, and kidney and heart problems. Affected individuals also ...
She is a shareholder in Private Eye, president of Arthritis Care, and a patron of Scoliosis Association (UK). She is also ... "Jane Asher". Scoliosis Association (UK). 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. "President". The ...
The progressive thoracic scoliosis found in individuals with HGPPS can be detected as early as the first months of life and is ... Dretakis, E.K. Scoliosis associated with congenital brain-stem abnormalities. A report of eight cases. Int Orthop 8, 37-46 ( ... Crisfield, R.J. Scoliosis with progressive external ophthalmoplegia in four siblings. J Bone Joint Surg Br 56B, 484-9. (1974). ... An individual with scoliosis as demonstrated by a coronal scout MR imaging of the thoracic and lumbar spine. ...
Scoliosis Open pop-up dialog box Close Scoliosis. Scoliosis. Viewed from the side, the normal spine takes the form of an ... Family history. Scoliosis can run in families, but most children with scoliosis dont have a family history of the disease. ... Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some spine deformities continue to get more severe as children grow. Severe scoliosis can ... While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is ...
Does scoliosis hurt?. Patients with mild to moderate scoliosis do not have more back pain than people without scoliosis; ... 2-3% of the U.S. population has a form of scoliosis. Early onset scoliosis (EOS) is a scoliosis identified or diagnosed by a ... 2-3% of the U.S. population has a form of scoliosis. Early onset scoliosis (EOS) is a scoliosis identified or diagnosed by a ... Patients with mild to moderate scoliosis do not have more back pain than people without scoliosis; however, scoliosis that is ...
Scoliosis associated with known syndromes is often subclassified as "syndromic scoliosis".[citation needed] Scoliosis can be ... Scoliosis Research Society. (2014). Congenital Scoliosis. Scoliosis Research Society. "Archived copy". Archived from the ... Another form of secondary scoliosis is degenerative scoliosis, also known as de novo scoliosis, which develops later in life ... "Early Onset Scoliosis , Scoliosis Research Society". Archived from the original on 21 June 2016. Retrieved 10 July ...
Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed. ... Scoliosis makes a persons spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble ... scoliosis. Its usually found when people begin going through puberty.. What Causes Idiopathic Scoliosis?. Idiopathic scoliosis ... Some states have school-based scoliosis screening programs.. How Is Scoliosis Diagnosed?. If you think you have scoliosis, make ...
Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. It is most common in late childhood and early teens. Find out ... Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common ... Scoliosis in Children and Teens (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Also in Spanish ... People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or ...
Most adolescent scoliosis is idiopathic, which means the cause is unknown. This differentiates it from scoliosis caused by ... Both boys and girls are relatively equally affected in juvenile scoliosis. Some cases of juvenile scoliosis may not be ... The onset of scoliosis may occur during infancy (birth to three years), the juvenile years (ages four to nine), or in the ... Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine, occurring in the cervical (neck), thoracic (chest), or in the lumbar spine (low ...
Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed. ... Scoliosis makes a persons spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble ... Idiopathic scoliosis. This is the most common type of scoliosis. Kids can get it at any age, but most of the time it happens ... What Is Scoliosis?. Scoliosis is when the vertebrae (the small bones in the spine) form a curved line instead of being straight ...
Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, affects about six million Americans. Several new treatments have been developed, and ... New Treatments for Scoliosis. Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, affects about six million Americans. Several new treatments ... the UN National scoliosis foundation that people can go do and look at what its done and ... has all kinds of information ...
But people with scoliosis have a spine that curves ... Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine. Your spine is ... Other types of scoliosis are:. *Congenital scoliosis: This type of scoliosis is present at birth. It occurs when the babys ... Routine scoliosis screening is now done in middle schools. Such screening has helped detect early scoliosis in many children. ... Most of the time, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. This is called idiopathic scoliosis. It is the most common type. It is ...
A normal spine appears straight when viewed from behind, whereas a spine affected by scoliosis looks like an ... Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve of the spine. ... Adolescent Scoliosis. Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve ... Screening for Scoliosis. Most of the time, scoliosis is not noticed until early teenage years (10-15) when children are going ... Moving forward with scoliosis. Children affected by scoliosis can participate in any sports and activities, as long as they do ...
Scoliosis: Bracing in the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. The vast majority of patients that are identified as having ... It is important to realize that the goal of orthotic treatment of idiopathic scoliosis is simply to halt curve progression. ... The ideal brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the Boston TLSO (thoracic-Lumbo-Sacral Orthosis) worn full time (18-23 ... The ideal brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the Boston TLSO (thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis) worn full-time (18-23 ...
The treatment of scoliosis depends on the type and severity of the spinal curve, the age of the patient and the likelihood that ... The treatment of scoliosis depends on the type and severity of the spinal curve, the age of the patient and the likelihood that ... A back brace can be utilized for children with scoliosis while they are growing to prevent the spinal curvature from getting ... This is not thought to help in the correction of the curve, however, and not all scoliosis specialists endorse the practice. ...
Congenital Postural Scoliosis Br Med J 1965; 2 :877 doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5466.877-b ... Congenital Postural Scoliosis. Br Med J 1965; 2 doi: (Published 09 October 1965) Cite ...
Symptoms usually appear at the age of 10-12, but sometimes babies show signs of scoliosis. The curvature can vary widely, and ... Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to the left or right, creating a C- or S-shaped curve. ... The Scoliosis Assocition of the United Kingdom describes five main types of scoliosis:. *Congenital scoliosis, when the spine ... Syndromic scoliosis: Scoliosis can develop as part of another disease, including neurofibromatosis and Marfan's syndrome. ...
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  • No underlying pathology of muscle, spinal cord, or spine has been detected and the defect seems to most closely mimic idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Dretakis, E. Familial idiopathic scoliosis associated with encephalopathy in three children of the same family. (
  • A small number of patients have genetic or inherited EOS (idiopathic, some syndromes), meaning one or both parents had a gene causing scoliosis that is present in their child. (
  • Most types of EOS have a known cause (misshaped bones in the spine, or muscular problems such as muscular dystrophy), however some types of scoliosis have no clear cause and are diagnosed as idiopathic (meaning we do not know what the cause is). (
  • Recent longitudinal studies reveal that the most common form of the condition, late-onset idiopathic scoliosis, causes little physical impairment other than back pain and cosmetic concerns, even when untreated, with mortality rates similar to the general population. (
  • [16] [17] Older beliefs that untreated idiopathic scoliosis necessarily progresses into severe (cardiopulmonary) disability by old age have been refuted by later studies. (
  • An estimated 65% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic , about 15% are congenital , and about 10% are secondary to a neuromuscular disease . (
  • At least one gene, CHD7 , has been associated with the idiopathic form of scoliosis. (
  • [21] Several candidate gene studies have found associations between idiopathic scoliosis and genes mediating bone formation, bone metabolism, and connective tissue structure. (
  • [20] Several genome-wide studies have identified a number of loci as significantly linked to idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • What Causes Idiopathic Scoliosis? (
  • Idiopathic scoliosis is a bit of a medical mystery. (
  • Idiopathic scoliosis isn't caused by things like carrying a heavy backpack, bad posture, playing sports - or anything else you might do. (
  • Most adolescent scoliosis is 'idiopathic,' which means the cause is unknown. (
  • This is called idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Most people with idiopathic scoliosis do not need treatment. (
  • The most common type of adolescent scoliosis is called Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). (
  • The ideal brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the Boston TLSO (thoracic-Lumbo-Sacral Orthosis) worn full time (18-23 hours/day). (
  • It is important to realize that the goal of orthotic treatment of idiopathic scoliosis is simply to halt curve progression. (
  • One study found that when bracing is used on 10-15 year olds with idiopathic scoliosis, it reduces the risk of the condition getting worse or needing surgery. (
  • It is known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Doctors call this idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • S-shaped curves are typical in those with idiopathic scoliosis, whereas C-shaped curves are more common among those with neuromuscular scoliosis. (
  • Approximately 80 percent of scoliosis cases are idiopathic, making it the most common type. (
  • Adolescent scoliosis: This type of scoliosis makes up the majority of idiopathic cases. (
  • In contrast to the 2004 evidence review, which identified moderate harms associated with treating screen-detected adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at that time, including unnecessary bracing and referral to specialty care, the new systematic data review found adequate evidence that treatment with bracing may decrease scoliosis progression in adolescents with mild or moderate curvature severity and only limited available evidence on the harms of screening and treatment. (
  • Therefore, the USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient and that the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis cannot be determined," the revised statement authors write. (
  • In an evaluation of the evidence "fit" with the biological understanding of scoliosis, the authors note that mild/moderate idiopathic scoliosis, defined as Cobb angle of less than 40° to 50°, is often asymptomatic in adolescence and does not progress substantially. (
  • To evaluate the incidence, timing, and risk factors for reoperation in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated with pedicle screws (PSs) compared with hybrid (Hb) constructs. (
  • There is wide variability of data reported for complications (rates ranging from 0% to 89%) associated with the operative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). (
  • This series on the Aetiology of idiopathic scoliosis aims to publish research, reviews, and opinion articles on the aetiology, pathogenesis and pathomechanisms (scoliogeny) of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). (
  • Idiopathic scoliosis (IS), the most common spinal deformity, affects otherwise healthy children and adolescents during growth. (
  • This paper formulates a novel multifactorial Cascade Concept for the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). (
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is regarded as a multifactorial disease and none of the many suggested causal etiologies have yet prevailed. (
  • I will suggest that adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has one common d. (
  • Right thoracic curvature, rib cage deformities and aortic left shift are features of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that are correlated with each other. (
  • There is no generally accepted scientific theory for the cause of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). (
  • Whither the etiopathogenesis (and scoliogeny) of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? (
  • The majority of scoliosis cases are termed idiopathic , meaning of undetermined cause . (
  • Idiopathic scoliosis is the diagnosis when all other causes are excluded and comprises about 80 percent of all cases. (
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis and is usually diagnosed during puberty. (
  • Because these abnormalities are present at birth, congenital scoliosis is usually detected at a younger age than idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • This type of scoliosis generally progresses more rapidly than idiopathic scoliosis and often requires surgical treatment. (
  • In one study, about 23 percent of patients with idiopathic scoliosis presented with back pain at the time of initial diagnosis. (
  • If a patient with diagnosed idiopathic scoliosis has more than mild back discomfort, a thorough evaluation for another cause of pain is advised. (
  • Due to changes in the shape and size of the thorax, idiopathic scoliosis may affect pulmonary function. (
  • The largest category of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis, a term used to refer to cases that have no definite cause. (
  • Of these, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common, according to the AANS . (
  • Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of spinal deformity confronting orthopedic surgeons. (
  • Proper recognition and treatment of idiopathic scoliosis help to optimize patient outcomes. (
  • In the past, terminology such as kyphoscoliosis was inappropriately used to describe certain patients with idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Idiopathic scoliosis has a strong tendency to flatten the normal kyphosis of the thoracic spine. (
  • [ 5 ] Winter taught that idiopathic scoliosis is a hypokyphotic disease. (
  • Idiopathic scoliosis may present as a true kyphoscoliosis, but this occurs relatively rarely. (
  • James is credited with classifying idiopathic scoliosis according to the age of the patient at the time of diagnosis. (
  • [ 8 ] In his classification system, children diagnosed when they are younger than 3 years have infantile idiopathic scoliosis, those diagnosed when they are aged 3-10 years have juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, and those diagnosed when they are older than 10 years have adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • For instance, Robinson and McMaster reviewed 109 patients with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis and found that nearly 90% of curves progressed, and almost 70% of these patients went on to require surgery. (
  • [ 9 ] These rates are much higher than the rates associated with other categories of idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • In neuromuscular spinal deformities, progression occurs much more frequently than in idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Approximately 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States each year, with most being adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is diagnosed in children ages 0 to 3. (
  • Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis is diagnosed in children ages 4 to 10. (
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is diagnosed in young people ages 11 to 18. (
  • Many types of scoliosis have idiopathic in their name-that means there's no known cause. (
  • Each of these categories is very different and requires different treatment interventions than adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Infantile idiopathic scoliosis presents between the ages of birth and two years old. (
  • Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis presents between the ages of three and 10 years old. (
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis presents between the ages of 11 and 17 years of age. (
  • These disorders require additional and different treatment from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • The symptoms and signs of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis included shoulder asymmetry (one shoulder higher than the other), waist line asymmetry or tilt, trunk shift (comparing the chest or torso to the pelvis), and limb length inequality. (
  • No one knows what causes the most common type of scoliosis called idiopathic (say: ih-dee-uh-PA-thik) scoliosis . (
  • In the current case series, Loren M. Fishman, MD, from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues looked at the effects of a yoga pose called the side plank in 25 people with certain types of scoliosis, either idiopathic or degenerative scoliosis. (
  • Children ages 10-18 with idiopathic scoliosis who did the pose at least four times per week had, on average, a 49.2% improvement in their primary curve. (
  • We retrospectively analyzed our results in thoracolumbar and lumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated during adulthood. (
  • Fifty-two thoracolumbar and 30 lumbar idiopathic scoliosis surgically treated were reviewed. (
  • Consequences of idiopathic scoliosis in adulthood. (
  • Roussouly P, Labelle H, Rouissi J, Bodin A (2012) Pre- and post-operative sagittal balance in idiopathic scoliosis: a comparison over the ages of two cohorts of 132 adolescents and 52 adults. (
  • Thoracolumbar scoliosis is a common type of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), which is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine. (
  • And it's using the knowledge in a DNA-based prognostic test for spinal curve progression patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is that of unknown cause in youths ages 9 to 13. (
  • Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the pulmonary function in patients with asymptomatic idiopathic scoliosis and matched controls and to study the correlation between the degree of spinal deformity (Cobb's angle) and pulmonary function test (PFT) parameters. (
  • Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the thickness of the abdominal muscles on both sides in patients with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to assess the absolute and relative thickness of oblique external (OE), oblique internal (OI), and transversus abdominis (TrA). (
  • It usually appears during adolescence, and its causes are not well understood--approximately 70 percent of all structural scoliosis are idiopathic, meaning doctors do not know why they develop. (
  • In more than 80 percent of cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown - a condition called idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Doctors, nurses and scientists have been studying the natural history and genetics of scoliosis for decades, but to this day, the cause of idiopathic scoliosis is still unknown. (
  • But we do know that the most common time for idiopathic scoliosis to develop is at the onset of adolescence, or around the age of 10. (
  • When diagnosed in children 2 or younger, this type of scoliosis is called infantile idiopathic scoliosis . (
  • [21] In 2006, idiopathic scoliosis was linked with three microsatellite polymorphisms in the MATN1 gene (encoding for matrilin 1, cartilage matrix protein). (
  • Fifty-three single nucleotide polymorphism markers in the DNA that are significantly associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were identified through a genome-wide association study. (
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has no clear causal agent, and is generally believed to be multifactorial. (
  • If you had idiopathic scoliosis in the past, you may have more problems with it as an adult than you did as a teen. (
  • Unfortunately, the vast majority of cases, especially those that develop in childhood (idiopathic scoliosis), cannot be prevented - although the progression can sometimes be curtailed. (
  • Most people who develop idiopathic scoliosis, which means from unknown cause, don't feel much or any pain associated from the condition. (
  • However, between 20-25% of people with idiopathic scoliosis do feel pain, which is often described as a constant ache throughout the day punctuated by bouts of sharp pain with vigorous movements. (
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a threedimensional lateral curvature of the spine and it is quite often in adolescence. (
  • Scoliosis without a known cause is called idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Girls and boys are affected equally by idiopathic scoliosis, but girls with this condition are more likely to develop curves that get big enough to require treatment. (
  • Several years after receiving European CE mark 2.5 years ago for use, ApiFix's technique to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is used in several European countries, including Germany and France, and has now received the Israeli Health Ministry's imprimatur as well. (
  • The most common non-structural form of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis, which has no specific identifiable cause but is diagnosed by the degree, balance and rotational characteristic of the curvature in the spine. (
  • Because of the lateral curve of the spine in idiopathic scoliosis, a C or S shape exists, which consists of a convex and concave asymmetry of the spine and results in shortened (tight) musculature on the concave working muscles of the spine and lengthened (latent) muscles on the convex portion of the spine. (
  • Therefore, instructing a client with idiopathic scoliosis through a self-myofascial release protocol can allow for the loosening of the fascial connective tissue so that improved posture and range of motion can be achieved. (
  • As a result, Akron Children's Hospital was able to decrease length of stay for idiopathic scoliosis patients by 50%-with no adverse impact on postoperative complications. (
  • Patients with idiopathic scoliosis are now cared for on a single floor, with fully utilized order sets standardized to support quality care. (
  • Utilizing information and technology tools to develop a care pathway, Akron Children's Hospital lays the groundwork for ensuring that pediatric idiopathic scoliosis patients receive the highest standard of care and are best positioned to make a full recovery," said Jonathan French, CPHIMS, SHIMSS, senior director of quality and patient safety initiatives at HIMSS. (
  • In the case of the most common form of scoliosis, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, there is a clear Mendelian inheritance but with incomplete penetrance . (
  • Occasionally development of scoliosis during adolescence is due to an underlying anomaly such as a tethered spinal cord , but most often the cause is unknown or idiopathic. (
  • In April 2007, researchers at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children identified the first gene associated with idiopathic scoliosis, CHD7. (
  • Usually bracing is recommended for adolescents diagnosed with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, and a spinal curve between 25 and 45 degrees. (
  • Idiopathic adolescent scoliosis patients who wore their brace were less likely to require surgery, by 11 percent, due to less spinal progression. (
  • The first gene to be associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis across Asian and Caucasian populations has been discovered by scientists. (
  • Effectiveness of treatment with a brace in girls who have adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (
  • Individuals with HGPPS are born with no horizontal eye movements and develop scoliosis (curvature of the spine) as infants or children. (
  • An individual with scoliosis as demonstrated by a coronal scout MR imaging of the thoracic and lumbar spine. (
  • Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. (
  • Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. (
  • Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some spine deformities continue to get more severe as children grow. (
  • If a scoliosis curve gets worse, the spine will also rotate or twist, in addition to curving side to side. (
  • Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine to either side, which is more than 10 degrees. (
  • A pediatrician, pediatric orthopedist and/or spine surgeon can diagnose the scoliosis. (
  • Testing may also be done using a CT (Computed Tomography) scan to give more detail of how the spine looks in very severe scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine has a sideways curve. (
  • [2] Scoliosis is typically classified as either structural in which the curve is fixed, or functional in which the underlying spine is normal. (
  • Scoliosis has been defined as a side bending "S" shaped deformity of the spine. (
  • The condition of Scoliosis has nothing to do with the spine. (
  • Regardless of the extent of the spinal involvement of the condition of Scoliosis , when you eliminate the abnormal muscle pull on the spine, the spine automatically gets somewhat straighter and, therefore, the patient becomes somewhat taller. (
  • People with scoliosis have a side-to-side curve in the spine that can look like an 'S' or a 'C. (
  • Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. (
  • Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine, occurring in the cervical (neck), thoracic (chest), or in the lumbar spine (low back). (
  • Scoliosis is when the vertebrae (the small bones in the spine) form a curved line instead of being straight. (
  • Kids who have had tumors or growths on their spine may also develop scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, affects about six million Americans. (
  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine. (
  • But people with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. (
  • Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve of the spine. (
  • A normal spine appears straight when viewed from behind, whereas a spine affected by scoliosis looks like an "S" or "C" when viewed from behind. (
  • In surgery to treat scoliosis, the doctor will fuse together some of the bones in the spine to prevent the spine from curving. (
  • Scoliosis causes the spine to curve to one side. (
  • A person with scoliosis will have a C- or S-shaped curve in their spine. (
  • Casting instead of bracing is sometimes used for infantile scoliosis to help the infant's spine to go back to its normal position as it grows. (
  • Although it can help people with scoliosis feel better, it does not resolve the curvature of the spine. (
  • Scoliosis is not always noticeable, but some people with this condition may lean to one side or have uneven shoulders or hips due to the curve of the spine. (
  • In infantile scoliosis, a doctor may use plaster casting instead of bracing to help the infant's spine grow into a typical position. (
  • Scoliosis is a muscular disorder in which the spine curves to the left or right when viewed from the back. (
  • At Children's Health Andrews Institute Spine Center, expert pediatric spine specialists diagnose and treat all types of scoliosis -- from mild to severe -- and offer the most advanced treatment options. (
  • In neuromuscular-related scoliosis, the curve in the spine is caused by a neuromuscular condition such as spina bifida, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. (
  • With scoliosis, the spine is crooked and curves to the side. (
  • The National Scoliosis Foundation was founded in 1976 to heighten awareness of and stimulate action for scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine) and other spinal deformities, including kyphosis (round back). (
  • Adult scoliosis occurs when the spine curves abnormally to the left or right. (
  • Spine surgery to treat adult scoliosis may include the removal of one or more intervertebral discs (discectomy) and removal of bone (osteotomy) followed by spinal instrumentation and fusion to stabilize the spine. (
  • Spine surgery to treat adult scoliosis is followed by physical therapy either in a rehabilitation facilty, on an outpatient basis, or at home to help the patient build strength and endurance. (
  • Spinal surgery may help spinal correction for patients with scoliosis, a condition in which the spine develops one or more abnormal, side-to-side curves. (
  • Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine develops one or more abnormal, side-to-side curves. (
  • In someone with scoliosis, the spine looks more like an 'S' or a 'C' than an 'I.' The spinal bones involved in the curve also may rotate to some degree, which can further contribute to the appearance of an uneven waist or shoulders. (
  • Generally, the goals of scoliosis surgery are to straighten the spine to some degree, to provide a balanced spine, and to achieve a fusion over that area to stop further curvature. (
  • Congenital scoliosis results from embryological malformation of one or more vertebrae and may occur in any location of the spine. (
  • Nancy had scoliosis, a condition in which the spine curves sideways and twists, rotating the rib cage so that the flat part, which normally makes up the back, shifts to the side and a curved side shifts toward the back, creating a hump in more severe cases. (
  • Scoliosis causes the spine to curve sideways, often in an S or C shape. (
  • Scoliosis can affect the thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (lower back) spine. (
  • Scoliosis surgery: Surgeons attach tiny metal hooks or screws to the spine and connect them to small rods to straighten the spinal curve. (
  • If your spine is curved from side to side or in an "S" or "C" shape, you might have scoliosis. (
  • A physical exam of your spine is the first step your doctor takes to see if you have scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis is a medical condition resulting in a curvature of the spine. (
  • Two-dimensional (2D) imaging systems (plain radiographs) remain somewhat limiting, and scoliosis is commonly defined as greater than 10° of lateral deviation of the spine from its central axis. (
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis can be defined as a coronal and sagittal plane deformity of the spine in patients with abnormalities of the myoneural pathways of the body. (
  • Smiles for scoliosis has been set up by 3 girls who recently underwent spinal surgery in order to correct severe curvatures of the spine. (
  • Scoliosis is a three-dimensional spinal condition where the spine deviates laterally to the side, the vertebrae rotate or twist, and forward/backward spinal malalignment may occur. (
  • Scoliosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). (
  • But a child with scoliosis has a spine with an S or C shape. (
  • Congenital scoliosis occurs when the spine does not develop properly in the womb. (
  • In addition to the types noted above, your spine specialist may refer to your scoliosis as early-onset scoliosis -a term for scoliosis detected before 10 years of age. (
  • In scoliosis, the plumb line will fall to the left or right of the spine instead of through the middle of the buttocks. (
  • The imaging studies give your doctor the opportunity to see exactly where the scoliosis affects the spine and the extent of the curve. (
  • Unlike the naturally occurring curves in the spine, scoliosis causes the spine to curve abnormally to the left or right. (
  • Congenital scoliosis indicates the patient was born with the curvature of the spine and is caused by a failure of the vertebrae to individually form or separate from each other. (
  • Symptoms or signs that alert the physician that another diagnosis should be considered include: other structural abnormalities of the spine found on X-ray studies, excessive kyphosis (forward curvature of the spine), juvenile-onset scoliosis, infantile onset scoliosis, rapid curve progression, associated syndromes or lower extremity deformities, back pain and neurologic signs or symptoms. (
  • Scoliosis is a disorder in which there is a sideways curve of the spine. (
  • The trouble for someone with scoliosis is that the spine curves from side to side. (
  • A brace for scoliosis is meant to hold the spine in place so the curve doesn't get any worse. (
  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine that occurs mainly in young children and adolescents. (
  • This is exciting new technology, which has the potential of eliminating additional surgical procedures in children with scoliosis," said Dr. Victor Khabie, co-director of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. (
  • Oct. 13, 2014 -- People with scoliosis who held a single yoga pose for 1 to 2 minutes a day for several days a week greatly reduced the curvature of their spine, according to a study published in the September issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine . (
  • Scoliosis is a three dimensional curvature of the spine that involves bending, twisting and wedging of the bones in the spine. (
  • Zimmer Biomet's anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT) solution, The Tether, uses a strong, flexible cord, rather than metal rods, to pull on the outside of a scoliosis curve to initially straighten the spine, while the inside of the curve is left free to grow, the company stated. (
  • When she was a child, Gabby suffered from scoliosis and underwent surgery to break her ribs, deflate her lungs and fuse vertebrae in order to fix the severe curvature of her spine - leaving her with an 18-inch scar. (
  • Axial Biotech made the announcement Thursday morning during the annual meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society, which drew hundreds of spine experts to Salt Lake City this week. (
  • Scoliosis is a genetic disease that occurs when the spine twists and curves sideways. (
  • Scoliosis is a three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformity involving one or more spine curvatures with vertebral rotation. (
  • In scoliosis, the spine forms an S curve (or reversed S) from side to side down the back, and at the same time the back of the spine rotates toward the concave side of the S, twisting the rib cage and making the sides of the back uneven. (
  • In a right thoracic scoliosis, the major scoliosis is concentrated in the thoracic (mid-back) region, and the spine curves to the right. (
  • However, a spine affected by scoliosis is curved - often appearing like an S or C - with a rotation of the vertebrae. (
  • Scoliosis is determined when the curvature of the spine measures 10 degrees or greater on an X-ray . (
  • Spinal curvature from scoliosis may occur on the right or left side of the spine, or on both sides in different sections. (
  • Both the thoracic (mid) and lumbar (lower) spine may be affected by scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis, which causes a sideways curve of the spine , is often associated with children and adolescents, but people of all ages have this disorder. (
  • When looking at the spine, especially for those with scoliosis, we think about two concepts regarding its stability: form and force closure," says Ahmed. (
  • In fact, one study of 25 patients with scoliosis found that those who performed the Side Plank pose saw improvement in the primary scoliotic curve of the spine (measured as the Cobb angle). (
  • Jenni Tarma, a Yoga Medicine® therapeutic specialist, says that when using yoga to help manage scoliosis, you should remember that the distribution of tension in the surrounding tissues has become uneven due to the curvature of the spine. (
  • These braces can vary in how pressure is applied to the spine and ribs to prevent a scoliosis curve from progressing. (
  • Scoliosis refers to a bend in the spine to the left or right, but of course normally the spine is not bent that way. (
  • A normal spine is usually straight while a spine with scoliosis presents a curvature. (
  • Congenital scoliosis can be attributed to a malformation of the spine during weeks three to six in utero due to a failure of formation, a failure of segmentation, or a combination of stimuli. (
  • While you might think a glance in the mirror could tell you if your spine is curved instead of straight, you'll want to visit your doctor if you suspect you have scoliosis . (
  • X-rays to test for degenerative scoliosis need to show all parts of the spine , as well as your hips and pelvis. (
  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that usually affects the mid-back or thoracic region between the shoulder blades. (
  • Because most cases of scoliosis affect the mid-to-upper back (called the thoracic spine), uneven shoulder levels is a common sign. (
  • Scoliosis in the lower thoracic or lumbar regions of the spine invariably affect the balance and symmetry of your pelvis. (
  • In congenital scoliosis, a problem occurs in the womb when the spine is forming that causes it to develop with a curve. (
  • Signs of scoliosis include a spine curving abnormally to the side, one shoulder appearing higher than the other, or the pelvis seeming out of alignment. (
  • When I was 12 I was diagnosed with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. (
  • Sometimes the scoliosis can put pressure on the nerves in my spine and as all my back muscles are a little askew, it doesn't take much to strain them. (
  • Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine . (
  • Scoliosis is a spinal disorder that occurs when the spine curves away from the middle of the back. (
  • Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine which causes a sideways S- or C-shaped curvature. (
  • Scoliosis causes curvature of the spine. (
  • In scoliosis, the spine curves abnormally to the side or twists. (
  • Although scoliosis seems to run in some families, most cases appear for unknown reasons in children and adolescents who previously had a straight spine. (
  • Moderate adolescent scoliosis can be corrected through a long, high-risk operation that leaves up to 24 bolts in one's spine. (
  • Scoliosis is a postural deviation indicated by a lateral curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees. (
  • When working with clients who exhibit a lateral curvature in the spine, it is important to interpret the functional limitations and muscular imbalances associated with the condition to successfully implement exercises for scoliosis aimed at improving strength, range of motion and the length-tension relationship of the working musculature on both sides of the vertebral column. (
  • Because of the compromised integrity of the spine specific to scoliosis, the myofascial alignment can be altered, resulting in dysfunction. (
  • Thoracic scoliosis refers to a lateral deformity in the middle (thoracic) portion of the spine and is the most common location for spinal curvature. (
  • Thoracic scoliosis is generally associated with a deformity of the rib cage as well as the spine itself, which can have implications on shoulder elevation, transverse trunk mobility and, in severe cases, breathing. (
  • Scoliosis of the spine indicates that the normally vertically straight aligned vertebrae have developed a curve to at least one side. (
  • The initial approach to treating scoliosis patients that have pain is to protect and support the spine and surrounding muscles, help the area to loosen up and thereby lessen the pain and minimize any inflammation. (
  • The ultimate goal for treating scoliosis is to use supports to level any hip imbalance and strengthen the muscles of the spine to achieve greater spinal stability. (
  • Scoliosis is the when a person's spine curves from side to side. (
  • On an x-ray, the spine of an individual with scoliosis looks more like an "S" or a "C" than a straight line. (
  • In scoliosis, your spine makes a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter "S" or the letter "C." The spine may also be twisted (rotated). (
  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can limit mobility and sometimes lead to more serious health problems. (
  • Adolescents suffering from most common form of scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, can benefit from wearing a back brace. (
  • Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone to the left or right side. (
  • Among its founding members were Dr. Paul Randall Harrington, inventor of the Harrington Rod treatment for scoliosis, and Dr. David B. Levine, spine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. (
  • Scoliosis Research Society Presidential Address at the 2004 Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spine 30(18): 2007-8, 2005. (
  • CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link] Scoliosis Research Society website - Crawford AH: Strategic Directions: The Scoliosis Research Society Initiatives For Change, Spine 27(17): 1960-1964, 2002. (
  • This is the start of the spinal curvature we know as Scoliosis . (
  • It is important that scoliosis be identified as early as possible, since prompt treatment of progressing curves provides the best chance of slowing or halting an increasing curvature. (
  • A back brace can be utilized for children with scoliosis while they are growing to prevent the spinal curvature from getting worse. (
  • For a doctor to diagnose scoliosis, the Cobb angle - a measure of the curvature - must be at least 10 degrees . (
  • The brace will prevent further curvature, but it will not cure or reverse scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis is often defined as spinal curvature in the "coronal" (frontal) plane. (
  • Scoliosis is a medical term taken from a Greek word meaning curvature. (
  • In congenital scoliosis, spinal curvature develops because of misshapen vertebrae. (
  • Symptoms associated with scoliosis can include: Pain in the back, shoulders, neck, ribs and buttock pain nearest the bottom of the back Respiratory or cardiac problems in severe cases Constipation due to curvature causing "tightening" of stomach, intestines, etc. (
  • An abnormal spinal curvature, scoliosis is most often treated using a combination of bracing, exercise and surgery based on severity. (
  • Often times when living and working with scoliosis, no progression in the curve can be as great as decreasing your curvature. (
  • Many people do not have perfectly straight spines, but medical professionals tend to wait until the curvature is past ten degrees to diagnose scoliosis. (
  • If hip imbalance is the source of the scoliosis, than alteration of the spinal curvature is possible. (
  • 2-3% of the U.S. population has a form of scoliosis. (
  • The most common form of scoliosis appears in adolescent. (
  • Girls are more likely to have a more severe form of scoliosis than boys. (
  • About 3 out of every 100 people have some form of scoliosis, though for many people it's not much of a problem. (
  • If it does curve to the right or left, then you have some form of scoliosis. (
  • The orthopedic surgery group at Akron Children's Hospital recognized there was tremendous variation in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of patients with this form of scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis is more common in females and is often seen in patients with cerebral palsy or spina bifida , [ citation needed ] although this form of scoliosis is different from that seen in children without these conditions. (
  • At Shriners Hospital, they discovered that she had a more complex than usual form of scoliosis that progresses rapidly, caused by Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Chiari Malformation. (
  • Others may need surgery to keep the scoliosis from worsening and to straighten severe cases of scoliosis. (
  • [14] Some severe cases of scoliosis can lead to diminishing lung capacity, pressure exerted on the heart, and restricted physical activities. (
  • Some nonidiopathic cases of scoliosis can be traced to neurological disorders, such as polio, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy. (
  • More than 3 million cases of scoliosis are diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone. (
  • Mild cases of scoliosis do not require treatment. (
  • In severe cases of scoliosis, the patient's cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function may be evaluated. (
  • A common option for teenagers with progressive cases of scoliosis is wearing a back brace. (
  • Mild cases of scoliosis usually do not need treatment. (
  • Most cases of scoliosis are mild and don't need treatment. (
  • What Are the Types of Scoliosis? (
  • Another difference between the three types of scoliosis is that infantile and juvenile scoliosis have a higher association with other spinal abnormalities such as tumors, syringomyelia (a large tube or cyst in the spinal cord), and descending of the cerebellum into the spinal canal. (
  • Most types of scoliosis are more common in girls than boys, and girls with scoliosis are more likely to need treatment. (
  • Other types of scoliosis causes remain unknown, and are more difficult to treat. (
  • Regular exercise is essential for people with scoliosis and should also be encouraged for children that need to wear a brace. (
  • A few people with scoliosis need surgery. (
  • A very small number of people with scoliosis may need surgery. (
  • In most people with scoliosis, the cause is not known. (
  • People with scoliosis often have to deal with the frightening aspect of living with a physical deformity and feel socially isolated. (
  • This day functions as a day when the collective voice of people with scoliosis is heard globally. (
  • International Scoliosis Day is also marked with conferences, workshops and common platforms to discuss clinical and non-clinical issues faced by people with scoliosis. (
  • Thus, people with scoliosis often notice that one pant leg is shorter than the other. (
  • Most people with scoliosis either outgrow the condition or undergo successful corrective surgery. (
  • Most mild scoliosis curves don't need treatment. (
  • Nonstructural scoliosis describes temporary curves that can be fixed. (
  • Bracing neuromuscular curves does not affect the natural history of scoliosis and is not definitive treatment. (
  • i had severe scoliosis with two curves and twists, 70 degrees on bottom and sixty on top. (
  • Follow-up X-ray studies monitor the curves and their angles, and will alert the physician to progression of the scoliosis. (
  • Someone with scoliosis may have a back that curves like an "S" or a "C." It may or may not be noticeable to others. (
  • In theory, both the Wilmington brace and Boston brace are effective full-time bracing options for scoliosis curves at T8 (mid-back or bottom of the shoulder blade) or lower. (
  • Scoliosis curves are of three types: a single curve to the left like a C-shape, a single curve to the right like a backward C or two curves in the shape of the letter S. (
  • [5] X Research source Depending on how serious the scoliosis is and where the unnatural curves are, braces can be made of rigid plastic or stretchy elastic with metal inserts. (
  • All human spines have normal curves in an S-like pattern, but sometimes unnatural lateral (sideways) curves develop, which is called scoliosis. (
  • Though the 17-year-old currently has three major curves in her back, she's never let scoliosis stand in her way. (
  • Doctors don't know what causes the most common type of scoliosis - although it appears to involve hereditary factors, because the disorder tends to run in families. (
  • Knowing the type of scoliosis helps health care providers treat it. (
  • This is the most common type of scoliosis. (
  • Experts don't know exactly why this type of scoliosis develops, but it runs in some families. (
  • This type of scoliosis happens when something goes wrong with the way some of the vertebrae developed while a baby was in the womb. (
  • Congenital scoliosis: This type of scoliosis is present at birth. (
  • This type of scoliosis develops in children, mostly boys, under age 3. (
  • This type of scoliosis is rare and is often accompanied by other health issues related to the heart, kidney or bladder. (
  • Girls are more likely than boys to have this type of scoliosis. (
  • A third type of scoliosis is the right thoraco-lumbar, where the major curve is to the right in the thoracic and lumbar region. (
  • Scoliosis is a common deformity in many types of neuromuscular diseases. (
  • Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-age children. (
  • Atlantic Health System today announced the opening of the Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute. (
  • Perhaps the most dramatic of spinal aberrations, scoliosis appears in cave paintings of prehistoric man and was first treated with braces by the Creek physician Hippocrates in the fourth century B.C, Not only does it create spinal deformity and rib displacement, it twists the shoulders and hips and shifts the body's center of gravity. (
  • Scoliosis is a type of spinal deformity. (
  • There are some specific syndromes that can include a scoliosis deformity. (
  • Patients who initially present with scoliosis are examined to determine if there is an underlying cause of the deformity. (
  • Many people think of scoliosis as a 2-dimensional deformity, but there's a lot of rotation in the rib cage. (
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is a non-profit, professional, international organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel, whose purpose is to "care for those with spinal deformity throughout life by patient care, education, research and patient advocacy. (
  • Furthermore, as an organization dedicated to the study and treatment of spinal deformity, the SRS periodically releases position statements and holds symposia on various topics of interest, such as bracing, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and school scoliosis screening. (
  • Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed. (
  • In the most severe cases, surgery might be recommended to treat scoliosis. (
  • This information is used to determine how to treat scoliosis. (
  • If you do need treatment, you'll go to a special doctor called an orthopedist (say: or-tho-PEE-dist), or orthopedic surgeon, who knows a lot about bones and how to treat scoliosis. (
  • There are several rigid back braces available on the market today to treat scoliosis. (
  • Unfortunately, chiropractic treatments do not appear to effectively treat scoliosis. (
  • In children age 11 through 18, it is called adolescent scoliosis. (
  • In most cases, childhood and adolescent scoliosis is mild and does not need treatment. (
  • Broadly speaking, there are two groups of children affected - children under the age of 10 have Early Onset Scoliosis is associated with a child's growth EOS) while those over 10 have Adolescent Scoliosis (AS). (
  • Males are more likely to have infantile or juvenile scoliosis, but there is a high female predominance of adolescent scoliosis. (
  • However, the majority of people with adolescent scoliosis have no pain or other abnormalities. (
  • In a new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery , adolescent scoliosis patients each received a brace with embedded sensors to monitor use. (
  • The progressive thoracic scoliosis found in individuals with HGPPS can be detected as early as the first months of life and is typically diagnosed by mid-childhood. (
  • When thoracic scoliosis is analysed more closely using a 3D scan of the trunk, we typically find a rotation of the trunk backward on the rib hump side and a rotation forward on the thoracic concave side. (
  • Humping" of shoulders blades (one that sticks out more) is also common with thoracic scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis can run in families, but most children with scoliosis don't have a family history of the disease. (
  • There are hardly ever restrictions put on children with scoliosis. (
  • Particularly for young children with scoliosis, treatment may not be needed as the condition may self-correct as the child grows. (
  • Most children with scoliosis have a mild curve that does not need treatment. (
  • Children with scoliosis sometimes experience lower back pain or discomfort but most commonly, the symptoms are seen in the physical appearance of your child. (
  • Learn about our services for children with scoliosis . (
  • Go to your doctor if you notice signs or symptoms of scoliosis in your child. (
  • What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis? (
  • Back pain is one of the most problematic symptoms of scoliosis, particularly in adults that suffer from the condition. (
  • On the natural front, both glucosamine and cod liver oil supplements undoubtedly relieve many symptoms in patients with scoliosis. (
  • There is little that can be done to reverse scoliosis at your age I am afraid, but certainly there are possible remedies that will relieve your symptoms. (
  • Symptoms vary depending on the degree of scoliosis. (
  • The challenge of recognizing scoliosis early is that, frequently, scoliosis can be silent, with subtle signs rather than symptoms, because often the condition does not cause pain. (
  • The following are the most common symptoms of scoliosis. (
  • While these medicines may relieve symptoms of back pain for a short time, they do not heal scoliosis or back injuries. (
  • Symptoms of scoliosis may include lower back pain, fatigue, and uneven appearance of the shoulders or hips. (
  • Source: National Scoliosis Foundation, June 2007. (
  • Scoliosis affects about 2% to 3% of people in the U.S., according to the National Scoliosis Foundation. (
  • Some studies have suggested yoga may help patients with scoliosis, and the National Scoliosis Foundation recommends 25 yoga poses . (
  • This condition is known as scoliosis and it affects about 6 million Americans, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation. (
  • Children who have mild scoliosis are monitored closely, usually with X-rays, to see if the curve is getting worse. (
  • Although both boys and girls develop mild scoliosis at about the same rate, girls have a much higher risk of the curve worsening and requiring treatment. (
  • [3] Mild scoliosis does not typically cause problems, but more severe cases can affect breathing and movement. (
  • People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. (
  • People with mild scoliosis do well with braces. (
  • According to our case series, mild scoliosis can also be associated with HDT. (
  • Mild' scoliosis? (
  • Is there anyone else out there who has mild scoliosis that still negatively effects their lives? (
  • I also Have mild scoliosis. (
  • I've got mild scoliosis with an s curve next to my hips, so one leg is a little shorter than the other. (
  • Mild scoliosis usually does not require treatment but individuals need to be regularly monitored with x-rays. (
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis: This type is caused by a nervous system problem that affects the muscles. (
  • Braces do not work for those with congenital or neuromuscular scoliosis. (
  • Learn more about neuromuscular scoliosis . (
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis encompasses scoliosis that is secondary to neurological or muscular diseases. (
  • Surgical stabilization constitutes the mainstay of treatment for neuromuscular scoliosis. (
  • Because neuromuscular scoliosis has so many causes, the patterns and incidence vary greatly. (
  • Myung et al conducted a retrospective review of the use of posterior-only spinal instrumentation and fusion to the pelvis with iliac screws in 41 patients with neuromuscular scoliosis (mean age, 14 years). (
  • Awwad et al conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of maximum-width segmental sacropelvic fixation to correct severe pelvic obliquity in 20 patients with neuromuscular scoliosis (mean age, 13 years). (
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by brain, spinal cord, and muscular system disorders. (
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by a wide variety of disorders which include cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myelomeningocele (also known as spina bifida). (
  • A child with neuromuscular scoliosis is given the option of wearing a scoliosis brace that may slow or prevent the worsening of the condition. (
  • In neuromuscular scoliosis, the curve may be caused by poor muscle control or weakness from diseases such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. (
  • The diagnosis of adult scoliosis involves a thorough review of the patient's personal and family medical histories. (
  • Dr. Marc Moramarco of Scoliosis 3DC, Woburn, Massachusetts appeared on Fox 25 News Boston in an effort to increase awareness about the early detection and diagnosis of scoliosis. (
  • The diagnosis of congenital scoliosis may be made in early infancy if outward signs are present, but many cases are diagnosed later in childhood. (
  • Research organisations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) joined forces under the SCOLIO-SEE (3D-image processing system for helping physicians in the diagnosis and monitoring of scoliosis) project. (
  • If a hump is noted, then scoliosis is a possibility and the patient should be sent for an x-ray to confirm the diagnosis. (
  • If it looks like scoliosis could cause health problems, doctors will treat it with a back brace to prevent it from getting worse. (
  • If the patient has moderate scoliosis and the bones are still growing, the doctor may recommend a brace. (
  • If a person has moderate scoliosis, and the bones are still growing, the doctor may recommend a brace. (
  • UNYQ, the pioneer in personalized prosthetics and orthotics, today announced its state-of-the-art scoliosis brace, developed in partnership with 3D Systems, has received the coveted CES Innovation Award. (
  • The UNYQ Scoliosis Brace uses 3D printing and biosensors to create a new brace that is low profile, breathable and now trackable, both by the wearer and by their clinical support team. (
  • The UNYQ Scoliosis Brace is on display at the 3D Systems booth located at TW, Sands, Level 2, Booth #72721. (
  • Every year, scoliosis patients make more than 600,000 visits to private physician offices, an estimated 30,000 children are fitted with a brace and 38,000 patients undergo spinal fusion surgery. (
  • Depending on how bad the scoliosis is, your child may need a brace or surgery. (
  • Therefore, a kid with scoliosis will spend less time in the brace as he or she gets older and gets closer to adult size. (
  • Kids with scoliosis often wear a brace called a thoracolumbosacral orthosis (say: tho-ra-ko-lum-bo-SAY-krul or-THOH-sus), or TLSO for short. (
  • The addition of other asthma drugs to your treatment could open your breathing tubes and physical therapy and/or some type of brace might help correct or prevent worsening of the scoliosis. (
  • The most-commonly prescribed brace for scoliosis today is the Boston brace. (
  • After the orthotist (person making the brace) selects the mold that best fits the patient's size and curve type, corrective pads and trim lines (cutouts) are strategically added to the brace by following a blueprint specific to the patient's scoliosis curve. (
  • Some studies show that the more time a person spends in a brace, the more likely the scoliosis curve's progression will be stopped. (
  • At 13, she was diagnosed with scoliosis , which meant she'd have to wear a back brace for 18 to 20 hours a day and start physical therapy. (
  • If your scoliosis is severe, you may need a brace or surgery. (
  • A prospective, controlled study based on data from the Brace Study of the Scoliosis Research Society, J Bone Joint Surg Am 77: 815-822, 1995. (
  • 1. Progression of the disease from childhood such as when scoliosis is not treated early or goes unnoticed during childhood. (
  • While MRI and CT scans may be used for some patients with suspected scoliosis, x-rays are the standard imaging test for identifying and monitoring the curve progression. (
  • Progression of scoliosis depends on the curve magnitude and the skeletal maturity of the patient at the time it is identified. (
  • [3] X Research source Doctors cannot prevent scoliosis completely, but they can properly assess it and provide you with options to combat its progression. (
  • To learn more about scoliosis, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons . (
  • A tendency to develop scoliosis can be genetically inherited and the disorder frequently runs in families. (
  • Some kids develop scoliosis because they have a long-term medical problem that affects the muscles or skeletal system. (
  • Although skin changes don't happen in every case of scoliosis, some people experience skin changes early on in life and then develop scoliosis later on. (
  • Girls, especially those in the prepubescent growth stage, are much more likely to develop scoliosis than boys. (
  • Dretakis, E.K. & Kondoyannis, P.N. Congenital scoliosis associated with encephalopathy in five children of two families. (
  • Congenital scoliosis. (
  • Outlook for those with neuromuscular or congenital scoliosis varies. (
  • Congenital scoliosis is difficult to treat and usually requires many surgeries. (
  • Congenital scoliosis is present at birth and happens when the vertebrae fail to develop properly in utero. (
  • Typically, congenital scoliosis is treated with a "watch and wait" approach. (
  • My son has congenital scoliosis and my question is, is there going to be long term effects or will he have to have surgery on his back in the future? (
  • my son also has congenital scoliosis. (
  • Contact your doctor if you have back pain or other signs of scoliosis. (
  • Healthcare providers, and even some school programs, routinely look for signs of scoliosis in children. (
  • Common signs of scoliosis include a difference in shoulder height when viewed from the back, a head that is not centered with the rest of the body, or a difference in hip height or position. (
  • How well a person with scoliosis does depends on the type, cause, and severity of the curve. (
  • The treatment of scoliosis depends on the type and severity of the spinal curve, the age of the patient and the likelihood that the condition will worsen in the future. (
  • In general, the greater the neuromuscular involvement, the greater the likelihood and severity of scoliosis. (
  • Management of scoliosis would depend on the severity of the condition. (
  • Hi Blessedmom2, Assuming the birth hospital diagnosed the scoliosis in the first place, they should at this stage have recommended the next course of action, as in who you need to see regarding the severity of the scoliosis and the next steps. (
  • Scoliosis and resulting back pain will vary in severity. (
  • They see lots of teens with scoliosis and can decide if you need treatment. (
  • Other nonoperative interventions, such as chiropractic treatment, electrical stimulation, and physical therapy have be used but have not been shown to alter the natural history of scoliosis. (
  • Girls are more likely to get scoliosis than boys, and girls are more likely to need treatment for it. (
  • For teenagers or young adults, a spinal fusion may be needed in the treatment of scoliosis. (
  • Chiropractic treatment can improve the quality of life for a person with scoliosis. (
  • What are the treatment options for scoliosis? (
  • Nevertheless, the history of the recognition and treatment of scoliosis is rich with important lessons for the modern practitioner. (
  • Hippocratic scoliosis treatment methods focused primarily on spinal manipulation and traction. (
  • What's the treatment for scoliosis? (
  • Dr. Moramarco's Fox Boston appearance coincides with his upcoming participation in Healthy Living Magazine's Health Expo in North Andover, Massachusetts on Sunday, September 12, where he will speak about conservative treatment for scoliosis, answer questions, and offer screenings. (
  • Finding scoliosis early is important for treatment. (
  • A new version of a treatment for the curving of the backbone called early-onset scoliosis can help some very young kids avoid repeat surgeries. (
  • Some people who have scoliosis need treatment, such as braces or surgery. (
  • Some people who have scoliosis need treatment. (
  • If a doctor says you have scoliosis, then the doctor and your parent can talk about whether treatment is necessary, and then talk to you about what happens next. (
  • Food and Drug Administration approval for The Tether for treatment of scoliosis , "providing a fusion-less alternative for young patients requiring surgery. (
  • Mayo Clinic scientists study many different aspects of scoliosis treatment - including improved bracing technology, imaging and surgical techniques, as well as the long-term results of treatment. (
  • Scoliosis is often first diagnosed in children, but treatment and monitoring may be lifelong. (
  • Bracing is a common treatment for scoliosis, but in severe cases, surgery may be required. (
  • Physical activity , such as a regular yoga practice, is one form of treatment your doctor may recommend to help you deal with the challenges and pain that accompany scoliosis. (
  • While full-time bracing and nighttime bracing have both been proven to be effective treatment options for scoliosis, the science is not settled regarding which is better. (
  • There have been numerous studies on the psychological impact of scoliosis and treatment. (
  • Across the globe, patient associations and support groups organize a range of educational activities to inform and educate the public on scoliosis prevention, treatment and other medico-social issues. (
  • Both the complexity of quantifying scoliosis grade and the necessity of frequent X-rays during treatment have highlighted the need for better techniques. (
  • The most important factor in determining whether to proceed with treatment of any kind is the likelihood that the scoliosis will progress any further. (
  • In adults with scoliosis who have no hip imbalance, it is not likely that corrections of the curve will occur with treatment. (
  • The listed Therapies, Products and Activities section will give more information on how to help your condition, however, as each Scoliosis related back condition is different, always consult your doctor to determine what treatment is right for your particular situation. (
  • Scoliosis most often affects girls. (
  • Scoliosis affects 2-3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States. (
  • Scoliosis affects all ages. (
  • Functional scoliosis only affects the back muscles and does not structurally alter the body. (
  • Scoliosis affects approximately 2-3 percent of the population. (
  • Scoliosis affects millions of people throughout the EU, significantly impacting their health and self-esteem. (
  • Scoliosis affects females more than males and it runs in families, so it can be hereditary in some cases. (
  • Back pain is the primary symptom of adult scoliosis, especially in lumbar scoliosis. (
  • Many patients with adult scoliosis do not require surgery. (
  • Aebi M (2005) The adult scoliosis. (
  • Diagnosing adult scoliosis is similar to diagnosing childhood cases, but the causes of the condition can sometimes be different. (
  • What Are the Treatments for Lumbar Scoliosis? (
  • In a left lumbar scoliosis, the major curve is to the left and is concentrated in the lumbar (lower back) region, though, as shown in the diagram, there may be a less extreme counter curve to the right in the thoracic region. (
  • Your child's healthcare provider can diagnose scoliosis with a complete health history of your child and a physical exam. (
  • In structural scoliosis, the spine's curve is caused by a disease, injury, or birth defect, and is permanent. (
  • About 3% of adolescents have scoliosis. (
  • Scoliosis in children and adolescents. (
  • In a revised recommendation statement on routine screening of adolescents for asymptomatic scoliosis, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) no longer discourages screening but states there is insufficient evidence to determine the balance of benefits and harms. (
  • Although scoliosis is usually considered a disorder affecting adolescents, it is also found in adults. (
  • The Schroth Method is a scoliosis specific exercise and breathing technique for adolescents and adults focused on surgery prevention. (
  • About 29,000 scoliosis surgeries are performed on adolescents annually in the United States. (
  • Due to recently-published evidence related to screening adolescents for scoliosis, the AAFP has withdrawn this recommendation. (
  • To learn more about UNYQ, its Hub Network and complete line of 3D printed prosthetic covers and scoliosis braces, visit . (
  • Doctors try to make better braces for kids with scoliosis, so braces now are lighter, more comfortable, and easier to wear than they used to be. (
  • Braces often do the job, but some kids who have severe scoliosis eventually need an operation . (
  • Moderate scoliosis is usually treated with braces while severe scoliosis requires a surgical procedure known as posterior spinal fusion with metal implants and bone grafts . (
  • Apart from the psychosocial impact of coping with scoliosis, young people also face significant discomfort from wearing braces. (
  • The ApiFix ratchet is suitable for non-severe scoliosis, of 40 to 60 degrees, which is the point at which braces just don't help. (
  • While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. (
  • For example, kids with muscular dystrophy , cerebral palsy , Marfan syndrome , or osteogenesis imperfecta may get scoliosis. (
  • In other cases, scoliosis may have an association with cerebral palsy , muscular dystrophy , or spina bifida . (
  • This includes scoliosis associated with cerebral palsy, spinal cord trauma, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and spina bifida. (
  • [ 12 ] The postural and muscular theory of scoliosis thus stated has persisted for thousands of years and remains firmly embraced by some. (
  • Syndromic scoliosis develops as part of an underlying syndrome or disorder (eg, Marfan syndrome, muscular dystrophy). (
  • Regular exercise helps scoliosis patients by building muscular strength and preventing disk degeneration. (
  • Hi there, I have scoliosis and had a herrington rod and fusion years ago and for me Tramadol works better than Lortab for the muscular pain from scoliosis. (
  • Orthopedic specialists (doctors and other providers who treat bone and muscle problems) group scoliosis into types. (
  • The majority of the time doctors do not know what causes scoliosis. (
  • But doctors do know that scoliosis tends to run in families - about 30% of children with AIS have a family history of scoliosis. (
  • Doctors identify a cause for an estimated 20 percent of scoliosis cases. (
  • Doctors now suggest she might have scoliosis. (
  • Doctors do know that scoliosis can run in families. (
  • See a list of publications about scoliosis by Mayo doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine. (
  • There are 86 doctors for Scoliosis in Anniston . (
  • Dr. Moramarco, a chiropractor, immersed himself in the study of alternative treatments for scoliosis nearly ten years ago when his twelve year-old daughter was diagnosed with the condition. (
  • Patients Treatments & Therapies About Scoliosis Surgery Getting Scoliosis Surgery Is Scoliosis Surgery Right for You? (
  • Create healthcare diagrams like this example called Scoliosis in Children - Treatments in minutes with SmartDraw. (
  • Adults who had scoliosis as children are more likely to have chronic back pain than are people in the general population. (
  • The Foundation publishes a brochure which presents facts about scoliosis and kyphosis and illustrates screening techniques for both conditions, and supplies material packets to parents of patients, adults with scoliosis and health care professionals. (
  • Adults with degenerative scoliosis had, on average, a 38.4% improvement in their primary curve. (
  • Stagnara P (1982) Scoliosis in adults. (
  • Scoliosis presents significant physical, social and psychological implications for children, teens and young adults. (
  • Adults who have scoliosis may or may not have back pain. (
  • Adults who have scoliosis because of aging (degenerative scoliosis) are more likely than children to have significant problems after surgery. (
  • The onset of scoliosis may occur during infancy (birth to three years), the juvenile years (ages four to nine), or in the adolescent years (greater than or equal to 10). (
  • Adult onset of scoliosis is rare. (
  • otherwise a child with scoliosis is usually treated no differently than one who does not have scoliosis. (
  • Patients and parents say his experience as a parent of a child with scoliosis gives him an empathy and perspective they appreciate. (
  • Curvy Girls Ottawa is a peer-lead support group for teens with scoliosis. (
  • Canada also has a unique peer-support group called the "Curvy Girls Ottawa" for teens with scoliosis. (
  • A young woman shares how she's now back to being active after undergoing surgery for scoliosis. (
  • As scoliosis worsens, it can cause more noticeable changes - including uneven hips and shoulders, prominent ribs, and a shift of the waist and trunk to the side. (
  • Many kids with scoliosis have one shoulder blade that's higher than the other or an uneven waist with a tendency to lean to one side. (
  • It's also possible that the kid does not have scoliosis, but one leg may be slightly shorter than the other or the ribs may be uneven. (
  • When Maggie was 12-years-old, her mother noticed that her shoulders were uneven and suspected it may be due to scoliosis. (
  • This procedure, in which two or more spinal bones (vertebrae) are permanently joined for stability, may be recommended for an adult with degenerative scoliosis. (
  • When you have back pain or numbness if your legs, your doctor may test for degenerative scoliosis. (
  • Some cases of juvenile scoliosis may not be noticeable until the child reaches adolescence as the skeleton grows to maturity. (
  • Scoliosis normally becomes apparent from infancy or adolescence. (
  • However, there is no validated way to easily identify which cases of asymptomatic scoliosis will worsen during adolescence and lead to poor long-term outcomes. (
  • [1] Scoliosis usually develops during early adolescence for unknown reasons, although it can also begin later in life during adulthood. (
  • Scoliosis typically develops during adolescence. (
  • Scoliosis often presents itself, or worsens, during the adolescence growth spurt. (
  • There are certain drs are best with pediatric scoliosis in Canada. (
  • Early onset scoliosis (EOS) is a scoliosis identified or diagnosed by a doctor in patients under the age of 10. (
  • In children age 3 and younger, it is called infantile scoliosis. (
  • While scoliosis is rare in infants, infantile scoliosis can affect people before the age of 3 years. (
  • Occasionally, teachers, friends and sports teammates are the first to notice a child's scoliosis. (
  • If you think your child has scoliosis, either due to a positive screening at school or because somebody noticed that your child's back / body looks lopsided, then make an appointment with your family doctor or a medical specialist, such as an orthopedist. (
  • SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) While many kids are going back to school over the next week, it might be a good time to check your child's back for scoliosis. (
  • I have him home now and he has been doing ok except that we don't have any recommendations as to how to handle his scoliosis (46 degrees). (
  • Your doctor will tell you that you have scoliosis if your curve is greater than 10 degrees. (
  • Scoliosis is not considered very significant until the curve is greater than 25 - 30 degrees. (
  • Scoliosis is more likely to get worse while your bones are still growing. (
  • And while some people think that heavy backpacks and bad posture can make scoliosis worse, this is not true. (
  • Females are more likely than males to have scoliosis that gradually gets worse. (
  • Exercise programs have not been shown to keep scoliosis from getting worse. (
  • We also know that growth can make it worse, and we should be most concerned about scoliosis in a child that has significant growth remaining. (
  • Bracing can't prevent scoliosis, but it can help keep it from getting worse in some cases. (
  • But if scoliosis in an adult gets worse and becomes severe, it can cause back pain and difficulty breathing. (
  • Scoliosis occurs in about 3% of people. (
  • Juvenile scoliosis: More common in girls, this kind of scoliosis occurs between the ages of 3 and 10. (
  • Juvenile scoliosis first appears between three and 10 years of age when a thoracic curve begins to form causing chest asymmetry, prominence of a shoulder blade, vertical elevation of one shoulder, or asymmetric skin folds. (
  • Both boys and girls are relatively equally affected in juvenile scoliosis. (
  • In children age 4 through 10, it is called juvenile scoliosis. (
  • My daughter, 14, was just diagnosed as having juvenile scoliosis. (
  • Mayo Clinic Q and A: Scoliosis most often develops during growth spurt just before puberty Dec. 03, 2019, 04:00 p.m. (