What is the psychological impact of idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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One study reported that conservative treatment may result in decreased self-concept in adolescent patients with mild-to-moderate scoliosis, particularly in patients with Cobb angles of 40-50°. Comparatively, the study reported that surgically treating these patients resulted in a significant increase in self-concept. [51]


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