How are Risser Signs, Skeletal Age, and Scoliosis Related?

How are Risser Signs, Skeletal Age, and Scoliosis Related?

Scientific studies have shown idiopathic scoliosis to have a higher potential for worsening based on the amount of growing a child has left to do; that is, the growth potential of the child4. Another way of thinking about this is that scoliosis has a higher risk of progression in skeletally immature children. What does skeletally immature mean? As a child grows and matures, their spine along with the rest of

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Early-Detection Scoliosis Screening Leading to Better Results for Kids at Risk

Early-Detection Scoliosis Screening Leading to Better Results for Kids at Risk

It has long been believed that the earlier scoliosis can be caught, the better the possibility of preventing the need for invasive surgery.  Recent research has indicated dramatic success with scoliosis curves when they are caught and treated before they reach 30 degrees.  The success rate of our clinic is 100% for the curves under 30 degrees avoiding the need for surgery. Failed Scoliosis Screening Efforts of the Past The

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