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Pooka1
09-08-2010, 03:38 PM
http://www.espine.com/scoliosis.html


Scoliosis (Classification)

1. Idiopathic
a. Infantile (0-3 years)
b. Juvenile (3-10 years)
c. Adolescent (>10 yrs) see examples
d. Adult (>18 years)
see examples
2. Neuromuscular
a. Neurophatic
b. Myopathic
3. Congenial
a. Failure of formations
b. Failure of segmentations
4. Neurofibromatosis
5. Mesencymal disorders
6. Rheumatoid Disease
7. Trauma
8. Extraspinal Contractures
9. Osteochondrodystrophies
10. Infection of Bone
11. Metabolic disorders
12. Related lumbosacral joint
13. Tumors

Kyphosis

1. Postural
2. Scheuermanns’s disease
3. Congenital
4. Neuromuscular
5. Myelomeningocele
6. Traumatic
7. Post-surgical
8. Post-irradiation
9. Metabolic
10. Skeletal dysplasias
11. Collagen disease
12. Tumor
13. Inflammatory

Lordosis

1. Postural
2. Congenital
3. Neuromuscular
4. Post-laminectomy


Collagenic conditions like Marfans are nowhere mentioned under "Scoliosis" but are mentioned under "Kyphosis" for some very strange reason.

jrnyc
09-08-2010, 04:24 PM
??? will this help?

you know what we used to say in Lyme support...
"you can call it whatever you want to call it, if you can make it go away!"

:)

Pooka1
09-08-2010, 04:30 PM
??? will this help?

you know what we used to say in Lyme support...
"you can call it whatever you want to call it, if you can make it go away!"

:)

You definitely have a point there, Jess. :)

There might be some benefit to sorting out the various types in terms of optimizing treatment.

Ballet Mom
09-08-2010, 06:27 PM
That's quite a classification list. I have seen two separate papers, I think one was a book, that listed Marfan's under Mesenchymal Disorders. I think kyphosis is also a typical symptom of Marfan's.

LindaRacine
09-08-2010, 07:30 PM
I'd also seen it before. Think I saw it first in the text "Scoliosis and Other Spinal Deformitites." Interesting that they didn't think to classify degenerative deformities.