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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

    AIS (Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis)
    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 curves greater than 60o, continue to progress during adult-hood. Many theories exist with regard to the cause of AIS including hormonal imbalance, asym-metric growth and muscle imbalance. Although the cause of AIS remains elusive, we have methods of estimating the risk for curve progression of scoliosis and good methods of treatment.
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    Maintain an Active Lifestyle after Scoliosis Surgery
    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.
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    For Thoracic Scoliosis Avoid Lumbar Fusion to Preserve Flexibility
    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.
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