Woman becomes first in the world with MAGNETIC spine
Deirdre McDonnell, 34, from Drogheda, County Louth, underwent a pioneering MAGEC rod operation where surgeons inserted a magnetic rod into her spine to correct the curvature caused by scoliosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unanticipated Revision Surgery in Adult Spinal DeformityUnanticipated Revision Surgery in Adult Spinal Deformity
How prevalent is revision surgery after spinal fusion in adult scoliosis, and what are the most common reasons for it? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Proximal Junctional Kyphosis, Failure After Spinal SurgeryProximal Junctional Kyphosis, Failure After Spinal Surgery
Find out about the incidence and risk factors associated with this complication after corrective surgery for spinal deformities. Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

The gift of fewer (surgeries)
In mid-December, a few patients gathered in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic Center to celebrate the gift of less. Eleven-year-old Abby and 7-year-olds David and Jessica were among the first patients in the United States to have MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) surgery, a new way to treat some types of scoliosis. Most patients with early-onset scoliosis like Abby, David and Jessica have surgery to place rods in their spine. But it’s not a one-shot deal. An orthopedic surgeon must replace rods as the child outgrows them, meaning another operation every year or so. MAGEC rods are different. First, ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 19, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Source Type: news

Adult Scoliosis: Mayo Clinic Radio
Scoliosis is not a condition that develops in just teenagers. The S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine can happen to anybody at any age. In this episode, orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., will join us to talk about detecting and treating scoliosis, including surgical options. We'll also discuss osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative changes of the spine [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo clinic radio
Scoliosis is not a condition that develops in just teenagers. The S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine can happen to anybody at any age. Saturday, December 13, at 9 a.m. CT, orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., will join us to talk about detecting and treating scoliosis, including surgical options. We'll also discuss osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

First Implant of Patient-Specific Rod for Spinal Deformities in U.S.
In early November, NYU Langone Medical Center became the first hospital in the U.S. to implant a patient with a new customized osteosynthesis rod precisely designed and manufactured preoperatively to properly realign the individual’s spine, which had been severely deformed from scoliosis since childhood. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 10, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Spinal Cord Injury Source Type: news

It’s MAGEC: new type of scoliosis surgery sparks a smile
When the phone rang at 9 p.m. on March 6, 2014, one of the last voices Susan Bazarnick expected to hear was John Emans, MD. Emans, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Spinal Surgery Division, had called to share a bit of good news. The Food and Drug Administration had approved MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control system) rods for certain patients with scoliosis. Her son David, who has severe scoliosis from Marfan syndrome, was an ideal candidate. “We were elated,” says the Mont Vernon, N.H., mom. The rods are a game changer for seven-year-old David and some other children with certain types of sev...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 9, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Radio: Adult Scoliosis
Scoliosis is not a condition that develops in just teenagers. The S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine can happen to anybody at any age. Saturday, December 13, at 9 a.m. CT, orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., will join us to talk about detecting and treating scoliosis, including surgical options. We'll also discuss osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Obesity Affects Surgical Outcomes in Degenerative ScoliosisObesity Affects Surgical Outcomes in Degenerative Scoliosis
A new study examines the surgical outcomes and complication rates in obese vs normal weight patients with degenerative scoliosis. How do they compare? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Jennifer Adair, scoliosis sufferer forced to give up sport due twisted spine
Jennifer Adair, 34, from Manchester, was forced to give up sport after being diagnosed with scoliosis at age 14. Now, she has run 250 miles in the Amazon thanks to successful surgery on her spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Air Travel Tips to Keep Your Lumbar Spine Limber
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many will be taking to the skies to reach their destinations over Thanksgiving and Christmas. But let's face it -- between the long lines, airport delays, cramped planes, and increased cost for a few extra inches of personal real estate, flying has become less pleasant over the years. I don't have a work-around for these issues; however, I do have some tips to help lessen back and neck pain while taking that flight to your holiday destination. 1. Make Sure You're Supported. Cell phone charger -- check. New cashmere sweater -- check. Back Support -- Wait... what?! The natural c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trunk Muscle Control Tied to Vertebral Fractures in ElderlyTrunk Muscle Control Tied to Vertebral Fractures in Elderly
In elderly patients with osteoporosis, arm movements modify trunk muscle activity differently than in younger subjects. Vertebral fractures and kyphosis further influence this response and might be a factor in subsequent fractures. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 20, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Scoliosis sufferer Ayesha Jones turned model QUITS as 'beauty comes from within'
Ayesha Jones, 24, from Birmingham was born with a curved spine, but defied expectations to become a model. She quit, realising that health and happiness are more important than looks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis sufferer bullied over her 'ugly back' becomes successful model
A STUNNING girl born with a curved spine spent years defying expectations to become a top fashion model - before finally giving it up after realising it was superficial (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis: Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal Curve
Title: Scoliosis: Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal CurveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/14/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Scoliosis: Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal Curve
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 14, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Scoliosis: Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal Curve
People with scoliosis who held a single yoga pose for 1 to 2 minutes a day for several days a week greatly reduced the curvature of their spine, according to a study published in the September issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis: A Single, Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal Curve Scoliosis: A Single, Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal Curve
A single yoga pose done asymmetrically for just a few minutes a day may help reduce spinal curvature in patients with scoliosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Pediatric Scoliosis Device That Allows for GrowthFDA OKs Pediatric Scoliosis Device That Allows for Growth
The system uses growth-sparing technology that allows correction of the deformity while maintaining the corrections as the child grows, minimizing the need for periodic lengthening procedures. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Alert Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 8/27/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7culN5K5r4&feature=youtu.be Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include: High blood pressure Scoliosis Insect repellent Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. Click here for script. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 27, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Radio: Back-To-School
For many students this is back-to-school time!  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, August 30 at 9 a.m. CT, four physicians will join us and share important information related to sending your student back to class.  Noelle Larson, M.D., will discuss scoliosis and finding the correct sized backpack.  Dawn Davis, M.D., will talk about acne, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 25, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 15th August 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - dehydration and cramp; scoliosis and Harrington Rods and genuine mystery syndrome. (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 15th August 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - dehydration and cramp; scoliosis and Harrington Rods and genuine mystery syndrome. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Mazor touts 99% accuracy in placing screws in youth with scoliosis
Mazor Surgical's robot-guided system helps boost accuracy and lower radiation exposure in placing pedicle screws in adolescent scoliosis patients, researchers report. Mazor Robotics Ltd.News Well, Clinical Trials, Robotics, Pediatrics, Spinal, Robot-Assisted Surgeryread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

Idiopathic Coliosis (AIS) - Pediatric Spinal Deformity Information
Idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of pediatric spinal deformity. It is one that affects around 3% of children around the world. AIS has a significant impact on national health in America alone, creating disfigurement and disability for more than 10% of people at a cost of billions of dollars each year for treatment. Despite a number of investigations, the underlying etiology of AIS remains poorly understood. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 15, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Spinal Cord Injury Source Type: news

Nigeria: Surgeon Cautions Mothers On Scoliosis
[This Day]A consultant spine surgeon at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Dr. Mustapha Alimi has warned child-bearing mothers to be watchful of the early physiological make-up of their babies to avoid a spinal deformity known as scoliosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Louisa Peacock: My bracing treatment for back pain
There is a lack of consistency in the treatment of scoliosis, the curvature of the spine condition, says Louisa Peacock (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: magec louisa peacock back health curvature of the spine Orthopaedic scoliosis RNOH nhs operation Source Type: news

Children with scoliosis could avoid frequent surgery
NICE approves device that avoids need for twice-yearly general anaestheticRelated items from OnMedicaCan we do more for child health in the NHS?Child development milestonesUK child health still amongst the worst in EuropeTool helps GPs quickly assess child growth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids
Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Scoliosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with scoliosis transformed after radical back operation and boob job
Liberty Caton was diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager. The condition meant the 23-year-old from Slough in Berkshire, had a severely twisted spine and one leg was longer than the other. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Embrace the brace
Scoliosis treatment can be tough for teens. Wearing a back brace for hours a day is sometimes uncomfortable. A bulky brace may clash with your favorite clothes or restrict some activities. But bracing works for many patients and helps them avoid surgery. Boston Children’s patients and providers understand that so we’ve collected some great advice from teen patients and their care providers who want to help others learn to “embrace the brace.” To speak with a Boston Children’s scoliosis expert visit the website of our Orthopedic Center or email scoliosis@childrens.harvard.edu (Source: Thrive,...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 18, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Orthopedic Center scoliosis Source Type: news

Severe scoliosis linked to rare mutations
Children with rare mutations in two genes are about four times more likely to develop severe scoliosis than their peers with normal versions of the genes, scientists have found. One to 3 percent of the general population has some mild curvature of the spine. In about one in 10,000 children, scoliosis will produce curvature so pronounced that it requires corrective surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 13, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Severe scoliosis linked to rare mutations
(Washington University School of Medicine) Children with rare mutations in two genes are about four times more likely to develop severe scoliosis than their peers with normal versions of the genes, scientists have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scoliosis surgery: from tears to smiles
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Gomes approached her pre-operative appointment for scoliosis surgery as many teens might—in tears. “She came out of the appointment smiling. Not many people have that effect on Taylor,” says her mother Holly Gomes of Danvers, Mass. Holly credits Taylor’s orthopedic surgeon Michael Glotzbecker, MD, of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery, with her daughter’s 180-degree shift in attitude. A local pediatrician diagnosed Taylor with scoliosis when she was 8 years old, and measured her curve annually with back x-rays during her well-child...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 11, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Department of Orthopedic Surgery MD Michael Glotzbecker our patients' stories scoliosis Source Type: news

Scoliosis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Replica Skeleton Shows King Richard III Had Scoliosis Replica Skeleton Shows King Richard III Had Scoliosis
UK researchers have used CT image data and 3D printing to create a replica skeleton of King Richard III of England, which shows he had moderate to severe adolescent-onset idiopathic scoliosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 4, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?
Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard III's spine twisted
A new scientific study of Richard III's spine suggests he had scoliosis and was not hunched over, contrary to Shakespeare's descriptions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 3-D representation of Richard III's spine shows 'spiral nature' of his scoliosis
Shakespeare may have characterized Richard III as a hunchback, but now everyone can explore the true shape of one of history's most famous spinal columns. A polymer reconstruction was photographed from 19 different points, and the pictures were then stitched together digitally to create the interactive 3-D model. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Richard III had scoliosis, not a hunched back
When Shakespeare wrote of Richard III as a "bunch back'd toad," he didn't have the benefit of actually seeing the king, who had died in the previous century. Now we know the playwright was probably wrong about Richard's physical features. Scientists ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard III's spine was twisted
A new scientific study of Richard III's spine suggests he had scoliosis and was not hunched over, contrary to Shakespeare's descriptions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard III had inherited scoliosis
Hospital CTs of skeleton reveal the King was far from ‘crook-backed’ Related items from OnMedicaBalloon kyphoplasty cuts spine fracture painThyroid patients need better monitoringPainkiller use linked to cardiac riskTargeted approach to back pain cheaper and more effectiveRadiation exposure may increase risk of stroke and heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 30, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No Hunch Here: Richard III Suffered From Scoliosis Instead
Shakespeare described the 15th-century British king as "deformed, unfinish'd," and a hunchback. A 3-D model of his spine reveals that Richard had developed severe curvature of the spine as a teen.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard III was no 'bunch-backed toad', research suggests
Paper published in Lancet says king's scoliosis probably caused him to be shorter but did not cause major physical deformity Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 29, 2014 Category: Science Authors: James Meikle Tags: Richard III Medical research Archaeology Leicester Monarchy UK news Science Source Type: news

New 3-D representation of Richard III's spine shows 'spiral nature' of his scoliosis
(University of Leicester) Shakespeare may have characterized Richard III as a hunchback, but now everyone can explore the true shape of one of history's most famous spinal columns. University of Leicester scientists and multimedia experts have created a 3-D model of Richard III's spine, based on findings in a new academic paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Letters: Scoliosis Exercise, Not Braces (1 Letter)
A letter to the Editor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Scoliosis Exercise Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Well: Hope for an S-Shaped Back
An exercise regimen called the Schroth method focuses on halting curve progression in the spine, reducing pain, and improving posture, strength and lung function. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 12, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN Tags: Body Scoliosis Exercise medicine and health Back (Human Body Part) Featured Source Type: news