Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Welcome to the Growing Spine Blog!
The aim of this blog is to provide parents and caregivers with clear, concise information on the problems, issues and treatment of pediatric and adolescent spine deformity topics. We will try to demystify and focus our postings around spine deformity topics (scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, etc…), in the cervical-thoracic-lumbosacral spine, in patients 0-21 years of age. Our discussions may wander outside of this area at times, but we will always re-center our attention to the core area of this blog: pediatric spinal deformity.
There is a significant amount of information available on pediatric spinal deformity topics. Accessing this information can be easy. However, it often leaves individuals in a state of confusion, and frustration, when attempting to find current, relevant information on a pediatric spinal deformity topic for their child’s situation. If you are searching for the best general information available, there are a few websites which can be useful to help obtain peer-reviewed, relevant, unbiased information on pediatric spinal deformity:
Scoliosis Research Society http://www.srs.org/
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America https://posna.org/
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://www.aaos.org/
These three websites are professional, physician-society websites which are without industry or marketing influence. Their aim is to provide scientifically-based information without bias.
If you have questions, concerns, or issues in which you are searching for answers please leave a post. We will routinely review the blog to address new inquiries, answer questions and we will continue to post new information on a variety of pediatric spinal deformity topics. Thanks for reading!
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