Childrens Mercy Kansas City

Screening for Early Detection and Treatment of Scoliosis

May 17, 201612 min
In a rare event, the four leading orthopedic societies have aligned on a combined statement on early detection for scoliosis. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believe that there are documented benefits for children of earlier detection and non-surgical management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), earlier identification of severe deformities that are surgically treated, and of incorporating screening of children for AIS by knowledgeable health care providers as a part of their care.Richard Schwend, MD is here to explain all the latest developments of early detection and management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?

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