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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis?
Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In 3 years my scoliosis progessed from 23 to 42 degrees what would be the proper treatment for this?
Several options: If left untreated, scoliosis can lead to progressive disfiguring curve, pain and limited mobility. Some curves remain stable without progresson..Generally, treatment for scoliosis has included observation, bracing and/or surgery.Orthopedist specializing in scoliiosis can give advice. ...Read more
Depends: The vast mjority of 21 year old patients are done with their growth, and the treatment is then based upon the size of the curve. It is generally felt that curve less than 45 degrees will not progress and really does not require treatment. Curvatures greater than 45 degrees will tend to slowly, but relentlessly progress and surgery is felt to be indicated in many cases. Thank you cor the question. ...Read more
My 14 years old daughter has 49 degrees scoliosis.
Want to know what treatment is likely she should have?
She is referred to sick kids in September.
Surgical correction: Is best option when curvature is over 40 degrees and growth spur not complete. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the magnitude of the curve. Small curve are treated with physical therapy, possible bracing. Large curve are treated with surgery which can help to avoid them progressing as you age, and also correct the majority of the curve. The surgical treatments depend on age, progression of curves, and failure of bracing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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