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Published by National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD .
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  • Scoliosis in children,
  • Scoliosis

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Other titlesQuestions and answers about scoliosis in children and adolescents, Scoliosis in children and adolescents
SeriesNIH publication -- no. 01-4862
ContributionsNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
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Open LibraryOL18125993M

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The surgical treatment of scoliosis.: Appendix: Anesthesia in scoliosis / (Springfield, Ill.: Thomas, [©]), by Louis A. Goldstein (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Questions & answers about scoliosis in children and adolescents. The National Scoliosis Foundation, Inc. and the Scoliosis Association, Inc are two of the largest associations. Pam Douglas is a patient who underwent surgery for Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis. Pam wrote a book “Back To Life” about her experiences. The book is very insightful and honest, and I’d highly recommend it. scoliosis in adolescents is the most common type. Scoliosis in infants and young children are less common, and. There are a number of possible answers, including kyphosis, scoliosis. Dr. Bitan: The most common type of scoliosis, called idiopathic scoliosis, develops in children between the ages of 10 to Idiopathic means there is no known cause. Most types of scoliosis are more common in girls. Scoliosis can run in families. About 30% percent of teens who develop scoliosis have a family history of the disorder.

Allen, Kathy Z., et al. “The Skeletal System.” Life , Texas: Holt Science & Technology, Print. Holt Science and Technologuy Scoliosis in Children is Complex but Rare. Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-age children. Approximately 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States each year, with most being adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Ab scoliosis surgeries are performed on adolescents annually in the United. Common Questions, Quick Answers on Scoliosis. Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers Scoliosis. Donna D'Alessandro, M.D. Iowa Health Fact Book ñ Virtual Hospital. Questions Often Asked About Scoliosis. December. (cited August 29). Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents. July. (cited Children with severe scoliosis, a curve greater than 45 degrees, usually need surgery. The most common surgical procedure is a spinal fusion. For this procedure, the surgeon uses metal rods, hooks, screws, and wires to correct the spinal curve and secure the spine in a straight position while the fusion heals and becomes solid.

Scoliosis – a lateral (or sideways) curve of the spine in one or more places – is most frequently seen in children and adolescents. Scoliosis can affect the spine in three sections: the cervical (neck), thoracic (chest region), and lumbar (lower back). No, scoliosis is not contagious. Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine into an S shape, and is in no way contagious. It is a problem people will form on their own. Idiopathic scoliosis mainly affects infants, young children, and adolescents, but mainly adolescent girls. In younger children, it is sometimes referred to as “infantile scoliosis” or “early onset scoliosis.” This type of scoliosis has no known cause. A convenient sample of twelve children and adolescents with scoliosis was selected from patients attending follow-up appointments at the Outpatient Scoliosis Clinics of two Greek hospitals.