All Scoliosis Articles

I'm an Adult: Why Do I Have Scoliosis Now?

To help shed light on the distinctions between adult and childhood scoliosis, SpineUniverse spoke with Kevin R. O’Neill, MD, MS, a spine surgeon who specializes in both adult and pediatric scoliosis.

Adult Scoliosis

Although scoliosis is usually considered a disorder affecting adolescents, it is also found in adults.

Understanding Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

Thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS) is rare and develops in young children with congenital scoliosis, which is when a baby is born with an abnormal spinal curve.

Pediatric Scoliosis Surgical Technologies: Growing Rods, Growth-Guided Devices, Vertebral Body Tethering

Traditional and magnetically controlled growing rods, growth-guided devices, and vertebral body tethering (fusionless correction) are explained and shown in many pre- and postoperative x-rays.

Early Onset Scoliosis in Children

Early onset scoliosis (EOS) is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine found in children under the age of 10 years. Scoliosis expert explains EOS diagnosis and treatment.

Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery Guide

Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery Guide provides information about curve correction in young patients, including spinal and in-situ fusion, instrumentation, and hemivertebra removal.

Spine Surgery for Adult Scoliosis

Adult forms of scoliosis often have a degenerative element. That is, scoliosis develops due to wear and tear of spinal structures that cause the spine to tilt.

Thoracoscopy in the Treatment of Scoliosis

An option for scoliosis surgery: thoracoscopy. Article written by leader in scoliosis surgery.

Idiopathic Childhood Scoliosis and Billiards’ Champion Black Widow Jeanette Lee

Jeanette Lee’s first success was dealing with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. This billiards champion shares her story and why she’s a spokesperson for the Scoliosis Association.

How to Prepare for Scoliosis Surgery

How best to prepare for scoliosis surgery: tips from a spinal deformity surgeon.

Recovery from Scoliosis Surgery

If you're getting ready for scoliosis surgery, read these recovery tips from a spine surgeon. You'll learn what will happen at the hospital just after surgery and what will happen at home.

Scoliosis in Children

Scoliosis is a medical term taken from a Greek word meaning curvature. This disease often develops during childhood, and it causes the spine to curve laterally (to the side) to the left or right.

Scoliosis Center

SpineUniverse's Scoliosis Center offers accurate information about the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, adult scoliosis, and degenerative scoliosis.

Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis and Degenerative Scoliosis

Adult scoliosis occurs when an abnormal side-to-side spinal curve of 10-degrees or greater is diagnosed in a person age 18 or older. Adult idiopathic scoliosis and adult degenerative scoliosis are covered in this article.

4 Scoliosis Questions Answered

This list may not cover all your scoliosis questions, so keep the lines of communication open with your medical team and reach out to them about your specific scoliosis care plan.
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