DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS
How is Scoliosis Diagnosed?
* Medical/family history
* Physical check
* X-ray (to measure the degree of curve, identify location, shape and pattern)
What determines treatment?
Recommended treatments (observation, bracing or surgery) are determined by :
* Severity (degree) and pattern of curve
* Type of scoliosis
* Skeletal maturity (i.e further physical growth at point of diagnosis)
Skeletal maturity determines period of treatment in the event of bracing.