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SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

Examples of Knowledge Domains and Objectives

Examples of Knowledge Domains and Learning Objectives

Knowledge Domain  Examples of Learning Objectives
Learner can safely evaluate and treat a patient presenting with early onset scoliosis
  • understand the etiology and classification of early onset scoliosis
  • understand the treatment options, risks and benefits for EOS
Learner can safely evaluate and treat a patient presenting with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • understand the current theories on etiology of  AIS
  • be able to describe the strategies for non-operative management of AIS
Know how to safely evaluate and treat a patient presenting with neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Describe etiologies of neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Describe nonoperative management options for NMS
Learner can safely evaluate and treat a patient presenting with adult spinal deformity
  • Describes the natural history of adult spinal deformity
  • Analyses the typical radiologic findings including sagittal parameters
Learner can safely evaluate and treat a patient presenting with degenerative scoliosis
  • Describes the natural history of degenerative scoliosis
  • Analyses the typical  radiologic findings and differentiation between adult idiopathic scoliosis
Learner can safely evaluate and treat a patients presenting with kyphosis of all etiologies
  • Describes the etiology of kyphosis in differing age groups; able to define the differences between congenital, neuromuscular, adolescent, postural and iatrogenic
  • Describes conservative treatment indications and options for kyphosis
Learner can safely evaluate and treat a patient presenting with spondylolisthesis
  • Describe etiologies of spondylolysis and spondylolyisthesis
  • Describe nonoperative management options for spondylolysis and spondylolyisthesis
Learner can safely evaluate and treat a patient presenting with cervical deformity
  • understand the etiology and classification of cervical deformity
  • understand the treatment options, risks and benefits for cervical deformity