Latest Treatment Options for Adolescent Scoliosis

January 5, 2011 Grand Rounds Video: Latest Treatment Options for Adolescent Scoliosis


Between one and three in 100 children have a measurable curve in their spines (more than 10 degrees of tilt on an X-ray) that does not have a known cause, called idiopathic scoliosis. But only about two in 1000 children ever gets a curve that is large enough to need treatment, though girls are seven times as likely as boys to have larger curves in their backbones, requiring treatment..This presentation offers an introduction to scoliosis, plus a discussion on current treatment options both surgical and non-surgical, as well as reviewing recent case studies.