Update on evaluation and treatment of scoliosis.

  title={Update on evaluation and treatment of scoliosis.},
  author={Ron El-Hawary and Chukwudi Kingsley Chukwunyerenwa},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={61 6},
Scoliosis is a spinal deformity that can be seen in children of all ages. It is most commonly seen as an adolescent idiopathic condition. Progressive scoliosis between 25° and 45° before skeletal and physiologic maturity can be treated with a brace, whereas progressive scoliosis greater than 50° should be treated surgically. For children younger than 10… CONTINUE READING