• 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • surgical
  • Evaniew N, Devji T, Drew B, Peterson D, Ghert M and Bhandari M. The surgical management of scoliosis: a scoping review of the literature. (mcmaster.ca)
  • An evidence-based approach to the wide spectrum of surgical interventions for scoliosis is paramount to enhance clinical outcomes. (mcmaster.ca)
  • 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)
  • genes
  • The specific genes that contribute to development of scoliosis have not been conclusively identified. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several candidate gene studies have found associations between idiopathic scoliosis and genes mediating bone formation, bone metabolism, and connective tissue structure. (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)
  • back pain
  • 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)
  • brace
  • If it looks like scoliosis could cause health problems, doctors will treat it with a back brace to prevent it from getting worse. (kidshealth.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)