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Early Onset Scoliosis Video Library

 



An Introduction to Early Onset Scoliosis for Patients and Parents

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Early Onset Scoliosis: A Parent's Perspective - Kelly Morgan

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Diagnosis in EOS - Laurel C. Blakemore, MD

  • What is Early-Onset Scoliosis?
  • Is all EOS the same?
  • Is scoliosis passed on to the child by parents or relatives?
  • Is there something my child is doing that could be causing the curve in the spine?

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EOS Diagnosis - Jeffrey Cassidy, MD

  • How is EOS noticed in most children?
  • How does a doctor diagnose EOS?
  • Does scoliosis hurt?
  • How do I know if the curve will get bigger?

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EOS Diagnosis - John Thometz, MD

  • Should I limit my child’s activities?
  • What complications can my child have?
  • What kind of medical tests will be done for my child?
  • Do I need to worry about the number of x-rays and imaging studies my child is getting?

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Observation in EOS - Amer Samdani, MD

  • How often will we see the doctor?
  • Do we need an x-ray every time?
  • What are the treatment options for EOS?
  • Can my child totally avoid surgery?

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Bracing in EOS - Lori Karol, MD

  • How is the brace made?
  • How often does my child have to wear the brace?
  • Will the brace “cure” the scoliosis?
  • What if my child can’t or won’t wear the brace?
  • Can we take a break or vacation from the brace?

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Body Casting - Jim Sanders, MD

  • How is the cast made?
  • Can the cast come off?
  • How do I keep my child clean with a cast on?
  • How many casts will my child have? And how long is each cast on?
  • Will the cast “cure” the scoliosis?
  • What if my child breaks the cast?
  • Can we take a break or vacation from the cast?

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Halo Gravity Traction - Amy McIntosh, MD

  • What does halo gravity traction do?
  • How does halo gravity traction work?
  • Is halo gravity traction dangerous?
  • How long will my child be in halo gravity traction?
  • How do patients sleep in halo gravity traction?

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EOS Surgery - Nicholas Fletcher, MD

  • How long should my child stay at hospital after surgery?
  • Does my child need to wear brace after surgery?
  • How long does the surgery take?
  • Will my child have some limitations in sports or physical activities after surgery?
  • What are the complications that can happen?

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Growing Rods - Eric D. Shirley, MD

  • What are Growing Rods and how do they work?
  • Is there more than one type of Growing Rod system?
  • How often and for how long will my child have multiple surgeries (lengthenings) for traditional growing rods?

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MAGEC™ Device and MCGR Procedure - Suken Shah, MD

  • What is the MAGEC™ device and MCGR procedure?
    Can my child undergo this treatment in the United States?
  • How often and for how long will my child have multiple magnetic lengthenings?
  • Does the MCGR lengthening hurt?
  • Do we need to avoid magnets in public or at home?

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VEPTR® - John Smith, MD

  • What is a VEPTR® (Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib) and how does it work?
  • How often and for how long will my child have multiple surgeries (lengthenings)?

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Definitive Spinal Fusion - Nigel Price, MD

  • What is a definitive spinal fusion and how does it work in EOS?
  • If my child has a definitive fusion does that mean they will never need another surgery?
  • When will my child’s treatment end?

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Growth Guided Devices - Scott Luhmann, MD

  • What is a growth guided device and how does it work?
  • Does the device need more than one surgery?
  • Are there different types of growth guided devices?

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Tension Based Devices - Stefan Parent, MD, PhD

  • What is a tension based device and how does it work?
  • Does the tension based device need more than one surgery?
  • Are there different types of tension based devices?

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