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A Better Way to Correct Severe Scoliosis in Kids?

Young patients with early-onset scoliosis, a dangerous curvature of the spine, have two options for surgery, but a new study finds one of the procedures results in fewer complications.

For 8- to 11-year-olds, growth-friendly surgery that allows the spine to continue growing might sound preferable, but researchers say it leads to far more operations and complications than

  • Cara Murez
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  • January 4, 2022
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  • Watch Their Backs -- Don't Overload Those Schoolbags

    After more than a year at home, children are heading back to classrooms across the country. But they're also toting heavy bags on their backs again.

    A backpack that fits properly -- and is not overloaded with binders and books -- will help prevent injury.

    "With a focus on getting back in the classroom and returning to 'normal,' it's easy to overlook possible injuries caused by ...

    Simple Move May Boost Spinal Fusion Outcomes

    WEDNESDAY, Nov 25, 2020 (HealthDay) -- A new approach that could revolutionize spinal fusion surgery does away with the need to "flip" patients from their back or side onto their stomach midway through the operation -- a switch researchers say dramatically improves outcomes.

    The new technique -- dubbed Single Position Lumbar Surgery (SPLS) -- lets surgeons complete the entire spinal fusio...

    Skeletons Mature Earlier Now, Affecting Orthopedic Treatments

    Scientists say children's skeletons are maturing sooner than they did early in the 20th century, and this could affect the timing of certain orthopedic treatments.

    Girls are reaching full skeletal maturity nearly 10 months earlier and boys nearly seven months earlier, according to the University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers.

    "Our findings show there is a 'new n...