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    The mother of all scoliosis (and kyphosis) classification schemes

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    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.
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    ??? 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!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    ??? 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.
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    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.

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    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.
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