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    Our ortho/ped goes to South America a couple of...

    Our ortho/ped goes to South America a couple of times a year (I think Chile but am not certain). He said that he routinely treats people there with 100+ degree curves.
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    Just to chime in

    My understanding is that it's not uncommon for (some) studies to show modest curve improvement with bracing (less than 5 degrees) in some adolescents at cessation, but that this improvement almost...
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    Curves under 30 are highly unlikely to progress...

    Curves under 30 are highly unlikely to progress as an adult. Curves over 50 are almost certain to progress 1-2 degrees a year. Curves in between 30-50 are a huge gray area and are somewhat...
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    [QUOTE=Dustin76;171702] Ah. I see. The...

    Ah. I see. The article is using "risk of progression" to mean *any* progression over a lifetime, not progression to surgery. So a kid who hits Risser 4 with a 30 degree curve counts as...
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    [QUOTE=Dustin76;171700] The fact that the...

    The fact that the chart characterizes the the risk of progression of curves under 30 at Risser 4 (and really, probably, under 35) as anything greater than "near zero" should be a pretty big tell that...
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    Yup. I think that's exactly right.

    Yup. I think that's exactly right.
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    It's not so much finding the most tilted...

    It's not so much finding the most tilted vertebrae -- in my kid's case, that's easy -- it's just that they aren't perfect rectangles with perfectly straight edges, and finding the line that is...
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    Apropos of this

    Apropos of this, I bought a protractor and taught myself how to measure Cobb angles. It's SHOCKING how much the measurements can vary. Same observer (me!), same curves (the daughter's!), same...
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    Keep in mind that Risser 0-2 was a criteria. ...

    Keep in mind that Risser 0-2 was a criteria. Even a kid with a 40+ curve is unlikely to *need* surgery at Risser 3-4. (Though said kid very well may progress to needing it over her lifetime and...
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    This is only a minor quibble (I'm generally in...

    This is only a minor quibble (I'm generally in agreement with Sharon that the BrAIST study didn't show nearly what the authors said it did), but I'd view postponing fusion on a teenager for a decade...
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    Thanks, guys.

    Ed -- no humps now when standing. Her left hip is slightly higher than her right if you look closely, which is probably why her left leg has always seemed shorter than her right. Both humps are...
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    Update

    In brace x-ray today.

    Bad news: Not much correction. The thoracic curve looked "about the same." The lumbar curve measured 28 degrees braced (same doc measured it 32 degrees unbraced about...
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    I was actually curious about this question -- for...

    I was actually curious about this question -- for kids with scoliosis, does a growth spurt translate into height increase, or just curve progression? -- and this study (which is super interesting, at...
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    I've always thought those growth charts were...

    I've always thought those growth charts were spooky accurate. DD has been pegged just above the 97% line since the minute she was born and really hasn't wavered in the 13 years since. (She actually...
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    Actually, I think I've convinced myself not to...

    Actually, I think I've convinced myself not to say anything. I don't think I'd be raising any points that they don't already know. She's just in a place where the curves are a bit too small to do...
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    Thanks, Sharon. Yeah, he said that it's...

    Thanks, Sharon. Yeah, he said that it's "possible" that she'd need to be fused down to L4 if it comes to it. He said it in a way that I interpreted as "yeah, that's what I'd probably have to do." ...
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    Question

    So doing a little research, it seems relatively rare that they caught her in Sanders 5 -- kids apparently blow through that quickly, which is why the big progression studies only have a couple of...
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    Update

    Thanks for the kind words, Sharon. Yes, I have a science degree (well, one of them is, at least) and for much of my career have worked in a health care-adjacent field.

    We saw the second doctor...
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    Otoh

    On the other hand, we went out on an outing today, and took pictures... and she's pretty clearly grown about a half inch in the past few months. In the early summer, she was a quarter inch or so...
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    DD recently diagnosed -- any suggestions?

    Hi, thanks guys. Her second opinion is with a scoliosis-specific doc who (I think) is the only one to perform VBT surgery in our state. It's totally fortuitous -- he's the one our pediatrician...
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    DD recently diagnosed -- any suggestions?

    Hi. Daughter (just turned 13) was recently diagnosed. S-curve. Three docs have all measured her curves differently, but they average out to 32T/32L (one doc had the thoracic bigger, one had the...
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