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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • Idiopathic adolescent scoliosis
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Treatment

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How might adolescent idiopathic scoliosis be treated?

Treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may involve observation, bracing and/or surgery. Treatment recommendations are generally dependent upon the risk of curve progression. Curves progress most during the rapid growth period of the patient (adolescent or pre-adolescent growth spurt). The potential for growth is evaluated by taking into consideration the patient's age, the status of whether females have had their first menstrual period, and radiographic parameters (x-ray studies).[1]

Detailed information about these treatment options can be accessed through the Scoliosis Research Society.
Last updated: 11/10/2014

References
  1. Idiopathic Scoliosis: Adolescents: Treatment. Scoliosis Research Society. 2014; http://www.srs.org/patient_and_family/scoliosis/idiopathic/adolescents/treatment.htm. Accessed 11/10/2014.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic adolescent scoliosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.