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
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Early Onset Scoliosis

Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

Evaluation

Unlike the diagnosis of scoliosis, which is made based solely on measurements of angulation of the spine on X-ray, the diagnosis of thoracic insufficiency syndrome is complex, requiring detailed history, physical examination, laboratory studies, X-rays, CT scans, as well as pulmonary function studies, if obtainable. It is important to diagnose thoracic insufficiency syndrome in young scoliosis patients early, and your spine surgeon can determine this, or refer you to surgeons familiar with thoracic insufficiency syndrome for evaluation and treatment.

Congenital Scoliosis
Early Onset Scoliosis
About Early Onset Scoliosis
Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Idiopathic Scoliosis