• surgery
  • 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. (aans.org)
  • Some people who have scoliosis need treatment, such as braces or surgery. (nih.gov)
  • Disability caused by scoliosis, as well as physical limitations during recovery from treatment-related surgery, often affects an individual's ability to perform self-care activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • The risk of serious complications from spinal fusion surgery for kyphosis is estimated to be 5%, similar to the risks of surgery for scoliosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • approaches to scoliosis surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surgery, at some point, might be an option for scoliosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • progression
  • Stopping the progression of the scoliosis can prevent the loss of function in many activities of daily living by maintaining range of motion, preventing deformity of the rib cage, and reducing pain during activities such as bending or lifting. (wikipedia.org)
  • Estrogens could also play a crucial part in the progression of idiopathic scoliosis through their roles in bone formation, growth, maturation and turnover. (wikipedia.org)
  • less than 20
  • Because scoliotic people have higher joint laxity compared to non-scoliotic people, they are drawn toward gymnastics but the practice of gymnastics for less than 20 hours training per week does not cause scoliosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • muscles
  • Scoliosis impedes on the movement of the ribs, places the respiratory muscles at a mechanical disadvantage and displaces the various organs of the thoracic cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • abnormalities
  • The geometry and location of the abnormalities determine the rate at which the scoliosis progresses in magnitude as the child grows. (aans.org)
  • Finally, collagen, intervertebral disc and muscle abnormalities have been suggested as the cause in idiopathic scoliosis, although these are perhaps results rather than causes. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. (medlineplus.gov)
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cobb angle is a common measure to classify scoliosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to the common lordosis, it has been suggested that between 20-30% of patients with Scheuermann's Disease also have scoliosis, though most cases are negligible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research Society
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Scoliosis Research Society website serves as an educational resource to patients, and a professional resource for health care providers. (wikipedia.org)
  • The "Find a Specialist" section offers patients access to the entire list of members of the Scoliosis Research Society, as well as their practice locations, contact information, and areas of expertise. (wikipedia.org)
  • For health care professionals, the Scoliosis Research Society website contains educational materials, outcomes questionnaires, meeting schedules, and research opportunities. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scoliosis Research Society, September 1992. (wikipedia.org)
  • structural
  • This could be both a case of torticollis and scoliosis, while nerve injuries and skeletal structural defects may need to be considered as well. (medhelp.org)
  • health care
  • If you think you have scoliosis, make an appointment with your health care provider. (kidshealth.org)
  • 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. (healthfinder.gov)