How is infantile idiopathic scoliosis treated?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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A treatment outline for infantile idiopathic scoliosis may be as follows:

  • Curves less than 25° with an RVAD less than 20° are preferentially observed and monitored with spinal radiographs at regular intervals
  • Curves exceeding these parameters are typically braced, with some consideration given to the value of intermittent Risser casting
  • Surgery is considered for curves not adequately controlled with nonoperative measures

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