Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Lenke, Lawrence G.; Dobbs, Matthew B.
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 89-A, p55
Academic Journal
The article describes scoliotic deformities in patients who are at least three years old but younger than 10 years old when the deformity is first identified. Observation remains to be the main treatment for majority of small curves in patients with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. Spinal curvatures of 25 to 30 degrees or higher, however, require some treatment such as an orthotic or bracing program or surgery due to the high probability of progression.


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