Characteristics of patients with more than 20° of improvement or worsening during conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Stefano Negrini, Sabrina Donzelli, Monia Lusini, Fabio Zaina

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Abstract

Introduction. Since the beginning of history of Medicine, it has been possible to learn from the worst and best results of treatments. Our aim was to verify which patients can reach the best and worst results during conservative treatment. Methods. All AIS patients with more than 2 visits included in a prospective clinical database started in September 2003 were reviewed on August 31st 2010. A cut-off of 20 degrees (improvement or worsening) from the first observation was used to select patients. Patients were analysed for diagnosis, morphology, Cobb degrees at start, curve improved/worsened, treatment, gender, Body Mass Index, clinical parameters. Results. Out of 1886 consecutive patients, 62 (3.3%) changed 20° or more: 26 (1.4%) improved (range 20-34°), 36 (1.9%) progressed (20-60°). Relative Risk of progression of 20° or more was increased more than 10 times in cases of thoracic curve or secondary scoliosis, 5 times for Moe scoliosis and BMI

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages354-357
Number of pages4
Volume176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th Biennial Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities, IRSSD 2012 - Poznan, Poland
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 4 2012

Other

Other9th Biennial Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities, IRSSD 2012
CountryPoland
CityPoznan
Period7/1/127/4/12

Keywords

  • Brace
  • Exercises
  • Prognosis
  • Scoliosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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