Scoliosis

Common Name(s)

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that usually occurs during a growth spurt before puberty. Scoliosis can range from mild to severe and can cause back pain and difficulty breathing. Indicators of scoliosis are uneven shoulders, waist, and hips. The cause of scoliosis is largly unknown, however it may be hereditary. Scoliosis is less commonly a result of cerebral palsy, birth defects affecting the development of the spine, and injuries or infections of the spine.

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation

Our mission is to advance knowledge through research and to educate the medical, allied sciences, and lay community about Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) disorders.

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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National Scoliosis Foundation

The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Following organizations serve the condition "Scoliosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

http://www.marfan.ca

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation

Our mission is to advance knowledge through research and to educate the medical, allied sciences, and lay community about Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) disorders.

http://www.CSFinfo.org

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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National Scoliosis Foundation

The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.

http://www.scoliosis.org/

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2009

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 1142 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case report of congenital scoliosis associated with situs inversus totalis.
 

Author(s): Ce Zhu, Shishu Huang, Chunguang Zhou, Xi Yang, Lei Wang, Tingxian Ling, Limin Liu, Yueming Song

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9239.

 

Situs inversus totalis is a rare anomaly disease in which the organs in the chest and abdomen are positioned in a mirror image reversal of normal positions. Although this has been confirmed to be associated with spinal abnormalities, reports about situs inversus totalis with congenital ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The radiographic parameter risk factors of rapid curve progression in Lenke 5 and 6 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Zhikun Li, Gengwu Li, Chao Chen, Yifan Li, Changwei Yang, Ming Li, Wei Xu, Xiaodong Zhu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(52):e9425.

 

Various parameters related to growth and maturity have been shown to be risk factors for scoliosis curve progression. We previously identified correlations between curve progression and radiographic parameters in clinical practice, but there is a lack of research.The aim of this study ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An effective assessment method of spinal flexibility to predict the initial in-orthosis correction on the patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).
 

Author(s): Chen He, Michael Kai-Tsun To, Jason Pui-Yin Cheung, Kenneth Man-Chee Cheung, Chi-Kwan Chan, Wei-Wei Jiang, Guang-Quan Zhou, Kelly Ka-Lee Lai, Yong-Ping Zheng, Man-Sang Wong

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Spinal flexibility is an essential parameter for clinical decision making on the patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Various methods are proposed to assess spinal flexibility, but which assessment method is more effective to predict the effect of orthotic treatment is unclear.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Scoliosis" returned 100 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pedicle screw versus hybrid instrumentation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis with emphasis on complications and reoperations.
 

Author(s): Ming Luo, Ning Li, Mingkui Shen, Lei Xia

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(27):e7337.

 

Incidence of complications and reoperations between pedicle screw (PS) and hybrid instrumentations (HI) are still controversial in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to compare overall complications, reoperations, and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Early form of Wilkie's syndrome: a rare complication of scoliosis surgery, about a case and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Mamadou Mour Traore, Pape Alassane Leye, Mamadou Diawo Bah, Charles Valérie Alain Kinkpe, Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye, Mohamed Daffe, Alpha Omar Toure, Oumar Kane

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Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare complication occurring after surgical treatment for scoliosis. Surgical correction of the scoliotic spine produces vertical traction on the mesenteric artery and the narrowing of the aortomesenteric angle, hence the compression of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Scoliosis secondary to lumbar osteoid osteoma: A case report of delayed diagnosis and literature review.
 

Author(s): Haiping Zhang, Xingbang Niu, Biao Wang, Simin He, Dingjun Hao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(47):e5362.

 

Lumbar osteoid osteoma has a low incidence, which could easily lead to scoliosis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises As Treatment for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Degenerative Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2018

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Robotic vs. Freehand Corrective Surgery for Pediatric Scoliosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2017

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Predictive Progressive Factors of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scoliosis

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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