Reversal of childhood idiopathic scoliosis in an adult, without surgery: a case report and literature review.

By London Spine

Reversal of childhood idiopathic scoliosis in an adult, without surgery: a case report and literature review.

Scoliosis. 2009;4:27

Authors: Brooks WJ, Krupinski EA, Hawes MC

Some patients with mild or moderate thoracic scoliosis (Cobb angle <50-60 degrees) suffer disproportionate impairment of pulmonary function associated with deformities in the sagittal plane and reduced flexibility of the spine and chest cage. Long-term improvement in the clinical signs and symptoms of childhood onset scoliosis in an adult, without surgical intervention, has not been documented previously.

PMID: 20003501 [PubMed]