What is the role of curve magnitude in the prognosis of idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Clinical outcomes following treatment of idiopathic scoliosis are strongly linked to curve magnitude. [49] Unrealistic presurgical expectations have been shown to correlate with a decreased likelihood of postsurgical satisfaction. [50] More long-term follow-up studies of surgically treated patients with scoliosis are becoming available. This section outlines some of these data.


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