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Scoliosis

Neuromuscular Scoliosis

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HOME > Patient and Family > Scoliosis > Neuromuscular Scoliosis Neuromuscular scoliosis is an irregular spinal curvature due to abnormalities of the myoneural (muscle-nerve) pathways of the body. It is generally most severe in nonambulatory patients. Curve progression is much more frequent than idiopathic scoliosis, and may continue into adulthood. Bracing does not prevent progression of the spinal curvature.

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Depending on the etiology, patients may or may...HOME > Patient and Family > Scoliosis > Neuromuscular Scoliosis Neuromuscular scoliosis is an irregular spinal curvature due to abnormalities of the myoneural (muscle-nerve) pathways of the body. It is generally most severe in...

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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AdolescentsScoliosis in patients between 10 and 18 years of age is termed adolescent scoliosis. By far the most common type of scoliosis is one in which the cause is not known. It is called “idiopathic” or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Although significant ongoing research continues in this area, including the genetic basis for AIS, there are no identifiable causes for this condition today. Despite this, we currently have accurate methods to determine the risk for curve...

Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

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Infantile

Figure 1: A front X-ray of a 21-month old girl with a left-sided curve.
After wearing a brace for 3 years, her curve reduced
significantly in size. Her curve remained small four years after
discontinuing her brace. Infantile scoliosis is classically defined as scoliosis that is first diagnosed in a child between birth and 3 years old. Congenital scoliosis (malformed and/or connected vertebrae) is also diagnosed during this period. However, these curves are not included in...