Evidence for conservative treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - Update 2015.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/583591
Title:
Evidence for conservative treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - Update 2015.
Authors:
Ng, S. Y.; Bettany-Saltikov, J. A. (Josette); Moramarco, M.
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Health and Social Care Institute
Citation:
Ng, S. Y., Bettany-Saltikov, J. A., Moramarco, M. (2015) 'Evidence for conservative treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - Update 2015.' Current pediatric reviews; 12 (1): 6-11
Publisher:
Bentham Science Publishers
Journal:
Current pediatric reviews
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/583591
PubMed ID:
26573167
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26573167
Abstract:
Idiopathic scoliosis predominantly afflicts adolescents. Adolescents with mild curvatures do not generally have any symptoms. However spinal fusion is indicated when the deformity exceeds 45o. Treatment is thus necessary to prevent and/or reduce the progression of curvatures to that below which surgery is indicated. Conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis includes observation, scoliosis-specific exercises (SSE) and bracing. There is increasing evidence suggesting that SSE and brace treatment can significantly limit the progression of spinal curvatures. In growing adolescents with curvatures more than 20o, bracing is indicated and should be used in conjunction with SSE. The effectiveness of bracing varies according to the type of brace applied to the patient. In general rigid braces are preferable to soft flexible braces, as the latter falls short of halting curvatures progression. Also, preliminary evidence suggests that asymmetric braces which enable over-correction provide more correction when compared with symmetrical braces. Recently it has also been reported that high quality bracing can also reduce curvatures exceeding 45o in over 70% of growing adolescents. This new knowledge might possibly increase the threshold of surgical indications to beyond 50o or above in the near future.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1875-6336
Rights:
Subject to 12 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 10/12/2015]

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dc.contributor.authorNg, S. Y.en
dc.contributor.authorBettany-Saltikov, J. A. (Josette)en
dc.contributor.authorMoramarco, M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T12:47:30Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-10T12:47:30Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.citationCurrent pediatric reviews; 2015 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]en
dc.identifier.issn1875-6336en
dc.identifier.pmid26573167en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/583591en
dc.description.abstractIdiopathic scoliosis predominantly afflicts adolescents. Adolescents with mild curvatures do not generally have any symptoms. However spinal fusion is indicated when the deformity exceeds 45o. Treatment is thus necessary to prevent and/or reduce the progression of curvatures to that below which surgery is indicated. Conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis includes observation, scoliosis-specific exercises (SSE) and bracing. There is increasing evidence suggesting that SSE and brace treatment can significantly limit the progression of spinal curvatures. In growing adolescents with curvatures more than 20o, bracing is indicated and should be used in conjunction with SSE. The effectiveness of bracing varies according to the type of brace applied to the patient. In general rigid braces are preferable to soft flexible braces, as the latter falls short of halting curvatures progression. Also, preliminary evidence suggests that asymmetric braces which enable over-correction provide more correction when compared with symmetrical braces. Recently it has also been reported that high quality bracing can also reduce curvatures exceeding 45o in over 70% of growing adolescents. This new knowledge might possibly increase the threshold of surgical indications to beyond 50o or above in the near future.en
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBentham Science Publishersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26573167en
dc.rightsSubject to 12 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 10/12/2015]en
dc.titleEvidence for conservative treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - Update 2015.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Health and Social Care Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalCurrent pediatric reviewsen
or.citation.harvardNg, S. Y., Bettany-Saltikov, J. A., Moramarco, M. (2015) 'Evidence for conservative treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - Update 2015.' Current pediatric reviews; 12 (1): 6-11en
dc.eprint.versionFull text not available from this repositoryen
dc.date.epub2015-11-17en

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