Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) FAQ’s

Surgical treatment of scoliosis in adolescents, in 2016, is most commonly a posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation (PSF/PSSI).  Though this blog is, in general, dedicated to the “growing spine” this entry will focus on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and the many questions that are asked by parents/caregivers about PSF/PSSI.   Top Frequently Asked Questions about […]

Spine Casting of Early-Onset Scoliosis

Spinal casting is a time-tested intervention which was first described, in modern literature, by Cotrel and Morel in 1964. At that time there were no other effective means to correct spinal deformities and maintain the improvement, since spine instrumentation as we now know it was not yet created. In 1963 Dr. Harrington developed the first effective, […]