What is the Sanders Maturity Scale for bone age?

In the last blog post we discussed the Risser sign, a classic method to estimate bone age to predict the amount spinal growth remaining in adolescents with scoliosis. As you see from the last diagram in that post, the Risser sign doesn’t show up until AFTER the peak height velocity.  So why does this matter? […]

What is Bone Age? Why does it matter for treatment of scoliosis?

What is bone age? Bone age is a method to determine the skeletal maturation level of a growing person.  The younger the bone age, the more growth is ahead of them. Why not just use someone’s chronologic age? The chronologic age of a growing individual, which is calculated from their birth date to now, does […]