What's it like living with an invisible disability?
Emily Hale had to have spinal fusion surgery for her scoliosis, now she's helping others. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelvic Fixation May Not Be Needed With Cerebral Palsy Scoliosis
MONDAY, April 25, 2022 -- Distal spine anchors (DSA) may provide better long-term control of the major curve than distal pelvic anchors (DPA) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) scoliosis, according to a study recently published in Spine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vertebral body tethering: Another option for treating scoliosis in children
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fusion surgery has been the long-standing treatment for people with scoliosis - a side-to-side curve of the spine. But other options have become available — including vertebral body tethering for children with scoliosis. "Vertebral tethering is a new tool in the tool kit for the treatment of s coliosis," says A. Noelle Larson, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and expert in scoliosis surgery. Its cause is unknown,… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 21, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

3D-Printed Orthosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis 3D-Printed Orthosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Are 3D-printed spinal orthoses effective in the management of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? How do they compare to conventional orthosis?Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

A Better Way to Correct Severe Scoliosis in Kids?
Title: A Better Way to Correct Severe Scoliosis in Kids?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/4/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 4, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Bracing vs Observation for Skeletally Immature Scoliosis Bracing vs Observation for Skeletally Immature Scoliosis
Is bracing a cost-effective treatment choice for adolescent thoracic scoliosis? How does it compare with observation?Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Scoliosis treatment options
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My granddaughter was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis. What is scoliosis, and what treatments are available? ANSWER: Scoliosis is a side-to-side curvature of the spine that can occur in about 1 in 300 children. In growing children, curves can progress rapidly, especially during the adolescent growth spurt. Growth plates, which are compressed, grow more slowly, resulting in progressive wedging of the vertebra and scoliosis progression. Large curves can continue to progress slowly… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 29, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Moving again after surgery to correct scoliosis
Pat Druckenmiller is a person who likes to keep moving, whether that means playing clarinet in a community band, teaching students at a tribal college, relocating her family to the other side of the world or simply taking a walk each day. She and her husband, Doug, have lived a life full of adventure, including living in multiple states, traveling the world extensively and living in Taiwan. Throughout these adventures, movement has kept Pat fit… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Characteristics of the Most Common Skeletal Dysplasia?
Discussion With more than 200 skeletal dysplasias and multiple variations even for one dysplasia, it can be difficult for the general practitioner to know a lot of specific information about all the skeletal dysplasias. Achondroplasia (ACP) is the most common skeletal dysplasia and specifically short-limbed dwarfism. The incidence is about 1 in 15-40,000 live births. ACP is autosomal dominant with about 80% arising from new mutations with a single nucleotide substitution in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene on chromosome 4. This gene regulates the conversion of cartilage to bone, with the problem showing...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive vs Standard Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery Minimally Invasive vs Standard Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery
What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery over standard posterior spinal fusion surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgeons are far less likely to cause damage during spine operations thanks to 'intelligent' camera
Saba Delgosha, a 16-year-old from London, was one of the first UK patients to benefit from the new 7D Surgical System after her scoliosis became so severe she required spinal fusion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scurvy diagnosed on x-ray in 2-year-old girl
Scurvy -- an old but not forgotten disease -- was diagnosed on x-ray recentl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Body position on x-ray affects radiation dose in children Outpatient imaging slowly recovered during pandemic Hailing Mr. Spock! Vulcan salute detects painful foot neuroma DEXA shows lower bone density in diabetic children Ultrasound could rule out need for x-ray in scoliosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Are the Causes of Scoliosis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Physical Manifestations for Scoliosis in Marfan Syndrome Physical Manifestations for Scoliosis in Marfan Syndrome
Certain physical features may predict the progression of scoliosis in patients with Marfan syndrome. What are they?Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Getting them back in the game: when can athletes with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis safely return to sports? A mixed-effects study of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America - Ho D, Du JY, Erkilinc M, Glotzbecker MP, Mistovich RJ.
BACKGROUND: Despite the relative frequency of posterior spinal fusion (PSF) and instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), there are limited guidelines for postoperative return to sports. Few studies explore factors influencing treating sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news