All Scoliosis Articles

Scoliosis and the Swimmer: How Robotic Spine Surgery Kept a Teen’s Olympic Dreams Afloat

Adolescent scoliosis did not end this swimmer’s quest to fulfill dreams of swimming at the Olympic Games. How robotic spine surgery facilitated her scoliosis surgical procedure.

Scoliosis Animation

Scoliosis video animation demonstrates how this side-to-side abnormal spinal curvature develops and explains symptoms, potential causes, non-surgical (eg, brace) and surgical treatment..

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Scoliosis symptoms in children and adults are similar. Included is a list of potential signs that a scoliosis is developing.

Causes of Scoliosis

There are several types of scoliosis, and some are idiopathic, meaning they don’t have an identified cause. Some scoliosis cases can be traced back to a disorder, syndrome, and even wear and tear on your spine.

Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Scoliosis in Children

Spinal bracing for scoliosis in children is a common nonsurgical treatment. The overarching goal is not to permanently correct scoliosis, but rather to stop or slow the progression of the curve,

Scoliosis Center

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

Flatback Syndrome (Kyphosis): Possible Scoliosis Surgery Complication

Patients who had Harrington rods implanted to correct scoliosis may develop flatback syndrome (kyphosis). What is this spinal condition? See images in this article.

New Surgical Treatments for Scoliosis: Vertebral Body Stapling and Wedge Osteotomies

Vertebral stapling avoids the need to fuse the spine to correct the curvature. Therefore, movement and flexibility can be maintained, allowing for preserved motion and less chance for back pain in adulthood.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Brace Treatment and Spine Surgery

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis affecting children and teenagers. Experts from the Scoliosis Research Society discuss bracing and spine surgery.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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