Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities

What Should Be Done?

In ninety percent of cases, scoliotic curves are mild and do not require active treatment. In the growing adolescent, it is very important that the curves be monitored for change by periodic examination and standing x-rays as needed. Increases in spinal deformity require evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon to determine if active treatment, such as bracing, is required. In a small number of patients, surgical treatment may be needed.

What Factors Determine Treatment For Scoliosis?

  1. Age in years
  2. Bone age (the maturation of bone is not always the same as the chronological age)
  3. Degree of curvature
  4. Location of curve in the spine
  5. Status of menses/puberty
  6. Gender of the patient
  7. Worsening of the curve
  8. Associated symptoms such as back pain or shortness of breath
Congenital Scoliosis
Early Onset Scoliosis
About Early Onset Scoliosis
Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Idiopathic Scoliosis