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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Juvenile Scoliosis

Long Term Results

Several studies have demonstrated a favorable long term outcome to curves treated nonoperatively if the residual curve measures less than forty degrees and there is minimal truncal imbalance.

Similar studies have demonstrated a favorable outcome with individuals who underwent a surgical fusion that left two or more motion segments free at the bottom of the spine.

Long term studies show that large curves of sixty degrees or more have a distinct potential for progression over the ensuing 3-4 decades and that symptoms may develop and require treatment.