Idiopathic scoliosis is a diagnosis of exclusion.
Scoliosis screening recommended for children between 10 and 14 years
Many states have school screening programs.
Adams forward bend te...
Curves <25 degrees
Immature patients (Risser 0, 1, 2) should be ree...
Overall good for most patients
Risk of curve progression related to patient’s maturity (Risser sign, menarcheal status) and to size of curve
Curves <20 to 25 degrees have low ri...
Dormans JP. Establishing a standard of care for neuromonitoring during spinal deformity surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010;35(25):2180–2185. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
737.30 Scoliosis [and kyphoscoliosis], idiopathic
737.10 Kyphosis (acquired) (postural)
737.20 Lordosis (acquired) (postural)
737.32 Progressive infantile idiopathic scoliosis
737.31 Resolving i...
Q: How long do you observe a patient with spinal asymmetry before ordering a radiograph?
A: It depends on the presence or absence of abnormalities on the physical exam. If any of the signs mentione...
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