Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Review of History, Current Treatment, and Future Directions

  title={Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Review of History, Current Treatment, and Future Directions},
  author={Scott Yang and L. Andras and G. Redding and D. Skaggs},
  • Scott Yang, L. Andras, +1 author D. Skaggs
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Early-onset scoliosis (EOS) is defined as curvature of the spine in children >10° with onset before age 10 years. Young children with EOS are at risk for impaired pulmonary function because of the high risk of progressive spinal deformity and thoracic constraints during a critical time of lung development. The treatment of EOS is very challenging because the population is inhomogeneous, often medically complex, and often needs multiple surgeries. In the past, early spinal fusion was performed… CONTINUE READING
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