Surgery

Risk factors ID'd for massive blood loss in scoliosis surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing scoliosis surgery, the risk of massive blood loss is increased with preoperative Cobb angles bigger than 50 degrees and for those undergoing osteotomy or fusion of more than six levels, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ethnic, socioeconomic factors impact scoliosis tx, outcome

(HealthDay)—For hospitalized patients with idiopathic scoliosis, ethnic and socioeconomic variables influence treatment and outcomes, according to a study published in the February issue of The Spine Journal.

Pediatrics

Program cuts unnecessary referrals for scoliosis in teens

(HealthDay)—Implementation of a quality improvement program correlates with a sustained reduction in unnecessary referrals for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), according to a study published online Feb. 18 in Pediatrics.

Surgery

Scoliosis surgery improves adolescents' quality of life

(HealthDay)—Surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) significantly improves quality of life (QOL), according to research published online Oct. 22 in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study supports costoplasty for rib hump deformity correction

(HealthDay)—In the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, the addition of costoplasty to pedicle screws and vertebral derotation may significantly improve correction of the rib hump deformity compared with pedicle ...

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