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Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis


 Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis ICD-9

  • 737.30 Scoliosis; idiopathic

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis Natural History, Etiology

  • age 3-10
  • similar to adolescent, often associated with intraspinal abnormality, most often syringomyelia and Arnold-Chiari malformations.
  • 70% of curves progress

Juvenile Scoliosis Xray

  • MRI indicated

Juvenile Scoliosis Treatment

  • Serial casting for progressive curve >25 degrees followed by CTLSO or TLSO
  • Growing rod for curves >60 degrees.  Will eventually require A/PSFI
  • see Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis



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