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  • UMSC Scoliosis Centre
    Our comprehensive team of caregivers offers you the best of scoliosis management to help patients achieve their best functionality while experiencing the least disruption to his or her life during the treatment process
    Educational Posters
    Diagnosis of Scoliosis
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

    Scoliosis can usually be diagnosed after a physical examination of the spine, ribs, hips and shoulders.

    AIS (Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis)
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

    AIS is by far the most common type of scoliosis, affecting children between ages 10 to 18; it’s found in as many as 4 in 100 adolescents. In general, AIS curves progress during the rapid growth period of the patient. While most curves slow their progression significantly at the time of skeletal maturity, some, especially […]

    Maintain an Active Lifestyle after Scoliosis Surgery
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

    Patients sometimes have the misconception that spinal fusion surgery is associated with stiff back and markedly reduce ability to perform activities of daily living. When surgery is performed early and selective fusion is performed as shown in these cases, an active lifestyle can still be maintained a year after surgery was performed.

    For Thoracic Scoliosis Avoid Lumbar Fusion to Preserve Flexibility
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

    Decision making on the level of fusion in scoliosis surgery is extremely important. In our center, we emphasize on motion preservation whenever possible. We achieve this by minimizing the level of fusion and preserving the motion of the lumbar spine, particularly in thoracic major curves.

    If no Treatment is Done Will the Curve get Worse?
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

    Two factors can strongly predict whether a scoliosis curve will get worse: patient age and a curve size. Larger curves (> 30°) in younger children are the most concerning for progression. We know from studies that once someone is fully grown, scoliosis less than 30° tends to stay the same, while those curves greater than […]