Current Trends and Treatment Techniques in Pediatric & Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis (CTTTPAIS 2005)

Venue: HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY, RICHARD L. MENSCHEL EDUCATION CENTER, 2ND FLOOR

Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 10, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2005
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Description

Idiopathic scoliosis is prevalent in about 2-3 % of the general population. The adolescent type is most
common and is found in 80% of the people with idiopathic scoliosis. This makes up one half million
adolescents in the United States. Over the past 40 years, tremendous advances have been made in the
treatment of pediatric and adult scoliosis. However these advances can be deemed inadequate, giving
rise to thought for improvement, continuing to plague the orthopaedic/ spine surgeon. Over one million
people in the United States face some form of spine deformity. There are many surgical and
non-surgical approaches to treat idiopathic scoliosis. This program will focus on the diagnosis, evaluation,
trends and treatment options, genetics, non-traditional techniques, and reconstruction as it relates to
idiopathic scoliosis in both children and adults. In addition, it will provide participants with the opportunity
to adequately evaluate treatment options for patients.

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