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  1. Scoliosis surgery cost/benefit ratio?

    by , 02-23-2012 at 10:08 PM (Dr Stitzel)
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    By Josh Woggon DC

    Does the outcome of scoliosis surgery justify the rising cost of the operation? Doctors from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital presented a paper at the 2009 annnual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America in Boston. This paper was recently accepted by the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.

    In this study, the researchers questioned whether the newer, more expensive systems
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  2. Success With the Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention program

    by , 02-02-2012 at 09:18 PM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieVictoria View Post
    I would like to write based on my first hand experience and the results we got with my daughter. My daughter started with a small curve of the t-spine about 10 degrees when she was 8. I was told by the ortho. not to worry about it and it wouldnt progress. When she was 12, i noticed a rib hump, and i saw that she was very short in the trunk Since I have had 3 surgeries, very poor outcomes long term, I as well as she was very concerned. Her Ped. had an xray done and sure enough, she had progressed
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  3. Scoliosis Treatment in 30 minutes a day

    by , 04-08-2011 at 03:36 PM (Dr Stitzel)
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    "Scoliosis Treatment needs to be safe, effective, targeted, and practical for the "everyday" life of today's teenagers"

    Scoliosis treatment needs to be re-invented.

    Genetic testing for idiopathic scoliosis (Scoliscore) is a dramatic breakthrough in prognostic testing for idiopathic scoliosis and can now accurately identify the children with scoliosis whom are most genetically pre-disposed to developing a severe scoliosis spine. This is spell the
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  4. Is Cobb angle an obstacle to the future progress in scoliosis treatment?

    by , 03-29-2011 at 09:41 PM (Dr Stitzel)
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    The history of scoliosis treatment is well documented over the past almost 500 years (1st metal brace was created in 1575) and dates back to the early writings of the Hippocrates himself (The Father of Medicine). For hundreds of years, if not thousands, scoliosis patients have been immobilized in various types and applications of scoliosis brace treatment without success, and the current clinical data appears the orthopedic community isn’t any closer to scoliosis brace treatment success even today.
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  5. Scoliosis Treatment Begins in the Brain, Not in the spine

    by , 03-24-2011 at 06:32 PM (Dr Stitzel)
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    “Idiopathic scoliosis” is term that has been present in recorded human history for almost 3,500 years, but the mystery of its “unknown cause” is slowly being discovered. As many experts have suspected for decades, breakthroughs in scoliosis genetic testing (Scoliscore) and the scoliosis blood test have uncovered sequences of genetic code that leave an individual “genetically pre-disposed” to the development of severe idiopathic scoliosis. However, since the condition doesn’t appear until adolescence
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