ScoliosisScoliosisScoliosisSEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Scoliosis is a sideways curvature in the spine. This curve can lead to changes in your child's shoulders, ribcage, pelvis, waist and the overall shape of their back. Find information about the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis.</p><p>Scoliosis is a sideways curvature in the spine. This curve can lead to changes in your child's shoulders, ribcage, pelvis, waist and the overall shape of their back. Find information about the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis and what to expect at home after surgery, and for the long-term.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">About scoliosis</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what scoliosis means for your teen's health. Learn what causes scoliosis and what the condition looks like. Also get a better understanding of some of the emotional issues your teen might face if they have scoliosis. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2006&language=English">About scoliosis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2007&language=English">What causes scoliosis?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2008&language=English">Who gets scoliosis?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2009&language=English">What does scoliosis look like?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2010&language=English">Scoliosis and emotional issues</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2011&language=English">Does scoliosis cause pain?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2012&language=English">Does scoliosis affect the heart and lungs?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2046&language=English">Scoliosis resources</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Diagnosis of scoliosis</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about the different tests used to diagnose scoliosis. These tests include a physical exam, X-rays, CT scan and MRI. Also learn about the various health care team members who will care for your teen during and after diagnosis.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2013&language=English">Understanding diagnosis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2014&language=English">The physical exam</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2015&language=English">X-rays</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2016&language=English">Computed tomography (CT) scan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2017&language=English">Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2018&language=English">The health care team</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Treatment of scoliosis with bracing</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn when a spinal brace (spinal orthosis) is used to treat scoliosis. Also learn about the different types of braces that are used, how they are made and how you would wear them. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=974&language=English">Scoliosis: Treatment with a spinal orthosis (spinal brace)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1119&language=English">Undershirts for spinal orthoses</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1118&language=English">Spinal orthosis: Daily wear schedule</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=973&language=English">Scoliosis: Spinal orthosis after thoracoplasty surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=970&language=English">Milwaukee orthosis (cervical thoracic lumbo sacral orthosis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=975&language=English">Thoracic-lumbo-sacral orthosis (TLSO)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=976&language=English">Unbending orthosis</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Treatment of scoliosis with surgery</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information and resources about the pros and cons of surgery, and whether surgery is right for your teen. Learn what will happen before, during and immediately after surgery. Also find the answers to some frequently asked questions.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2019&language=English">Treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2020&language=English">What happens if scoliosis is not treated?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2024&language=English">Surgery in boys</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2025&language=English">Helping your teen decide about surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2036&language=English">FAQs for surgeons</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2037&language=English">Helping your teen cope</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1265&language=English">Informed consent</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Risk of surgery</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2021&language=English">Immediate risks of surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2022&language=English">Pros of having or not having surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2023&language=English">Cons of having or not having surgery</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Preparing for surgery</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2026&language=English">Preparing for surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2027&language=English">What to avoid before surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2028&language=English">What to do before surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2029&language=English">Arriving at the hospital</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>During surgery</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2030&language=English">During surgery</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>After surgery</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2031&language=English">After surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2032&language=English">Monitoring</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2033&language=English">Personal care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2034&language=English">Leaving the hospital</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2035&language=English">Needing a brace after surgery</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">At home</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what will happen once your teen is home after the surgery. Find resources about recovery, pain management, your teen’s return to regular activities and the need for clinic visits. Also find information about some of the complications which you should watch for.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2038&language=English">At home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2039&language=English">Recovering from surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1652&language=English">Pain management</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2040&language=English">Returning to regular activities</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2041&language=English">Clinic visits</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2042&language=English">Complications to watch for</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Looking ahead<br></h2></div></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/scoliosis_landing_page.jpgscoliosis

 

 

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