Can Scoliosis Be Managed Without Surgery?
For curves between 20 to 30 degrees in very young skeletally immature patients, it is standard that a non-surgical treatment is instituted. Bracing has proved to be an effective form of treatment to prevent curve progression in about 80% of the patients in this group. The patients on brace treatment also are observed for curve progression as described before. The main disadvantage of bracing is the patients’ compliance, as the brace has to be worn almost for the entire day, on all days till skeletal maturity.
UPDATED ON 11/01/2022