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척추측만증 수술법 상의 최근의 발전

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
연구자들은 척추측만증을 효율적으로 치료하기 위한 기술 발전을 위해 꾸준히 노력해 왔고 그 결과 오늘날 척추측만증을 치료한다고 주장하는 수많은 수술적 치료기법들이 존재합니다. 척추측만증을 치료하기 위해 수행되는 조치들의 대부분은 척추가 더 이상 굽지 않도록 하기 위한 보형물의 사용, 추가적인 만곡도 발생 가능성을 줄이기 위한 디스크의 결합, 골절제술 등을 포함합니다 (뼈 조각의 수술적 제거). 환자 분들은 종종 척추 … Continue reading 척추측만증 수술법 상의 최근의 발전

The immature spine: growth and idiopathic scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Authors: Alain Dimeglio, Federico Canavese Untreated progressive scoliosis can have negative effects on the growing spine as asymmetrical forces will act on the growth plates of the vertebral column (>130 growth plates). Spinal growth can be considered as a mixture of hierarchy, synchronization, and harmony: the slightest error can lead to a complex malformation; it … Continue reading The immature spine: growth and idiopathic scoliosis

11 Subtle Signs Of Scoliosis To Watch Out For

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
You’d think back pain would be the most obvious sign of scoliosis, but there are plenty more subtle, seemingly unrelated symptoms to watch out for, too. Most of them don’t seem like a big deal, on paper. But since a curvature of your spine can impact the rest of your health by throwing your whole … Continue reading 11 Subtle Signs Of Scoliosis To Watch Out For

Effective therapeutic control of curve progression using calcium and vitamin D supplementation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Bone Abstracts (2017) 6 OC8 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.6.OC8 Objectives: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is associated with low bone mass. This study aimed at evaluating the therapeutic effect and its determinants of Ca+Vit-D supplementation in improving bone strength and preventing curve progression in AIS. Methods: This was a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial recruiting AIS girls (11–14 … Continue reading Effective therapeutic control of curve progression using calcium and vitamin D supplementation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial

Parents’ Roles in Helping Their Children with Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Parents can find it overwhelming if their child is diagnosed with scoliosis. Both Mom and Dad may experience stress. And, they may have a hard time coping with emotional and financial problems. If you have a child with scoliosis, it is important to handle the situation with care. What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a curvature … Continue reading Parents’ Roles in Helping Their Children with Scoliosis

5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
You may have more options and control than you think You may have more power over adult scoliosis than you think. Doctors can offer you various treatment options, and there are things you can do to help yourself. Here are five things you might be surprised to hear about adult scoliosis. Surprise #1: If you … Continue reading 5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

Choosing the Right Exercises for Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Carefully tailored exercise program can improve strength, function, and endurance. I work with many clients and some of them are suffering from scoliosis which is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. If you look at the back of a person having scoliosis, you’ll notice that their spine curves to one side. The angle of … Continue reading Choosing the Right Exercises for Scoliosis

Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Physicians have recognized scoliosis, the abnormal curvature of the spine, since the time of Hippocrates, but its causes have remained a mystery — until now. For the first time, researchers have discovered a gene that underlies the condition, which affects about 3 percent of all children. The new finding lays the groundwork for determining how … Continue reading Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Scoliosis

Learn More About Thoracic Hyperkyphosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Thoracic hyperkyphosis or hunchback is a condition that makes the upper or the thoracic spine of a person to curve forward. It causes the patient to slouch unusually and it may affect people of all ages. The reasons for thoracic hyperkyphosis however may vary from person to person. We all have some curvature in our … Continue reading Learn More About Thoracic Hyperkyphosis

Diagnosis of Scoliosis in Children

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Scoliosis, which is a common spinal deformity, generally affects the normal spinal development in a child. Every year, nearly 3 million new cases of Scoliosis are diagnosed. This biomechanical deformity is usually observed in children when they are 10 to 15 years old. Most have unknown causes, involving hereditary factors. Other triggers include birth defects, … Continue reading Diagnosis of Scoliosis in Children