Thursday, February 26, 2009

Amazing Disappearing Juvenile Scoliosis!

Abigail is a young lady who was placed in a brace 3 years ago at age 7 and has decreased her curve from 40 degrees to 4! This is an interesting example of a juvenile scoliosis case, which you typically see in children between 5 and 7 years old. Unlike congenital, adolescent scoliosis and adult scoliosis, some juvenile scoliosis curves can improve or even resolve as they get older. Even though some juvenile scoliosis curves will improve, careful follow-up is always indicated when you have any form of scoliosis to document curves over time.

Lloyd A. Hey, MD MS
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery
Raleigh, NC USA
Member, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

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